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Florida Governor’s Cellphone Was Bottleneck in Irma Response

As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida, Gov. Rick Scott gave out his cellphone number during a conference call with administrators of the state’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities. He told them to contact him if they ran into problems, and he would try to get help. So they did, 120 times according to phone records released this week. Nearly all the calls went directly to voice mail.

Retirement Home Shut Down Months After Attack On 86-year-old

By Elizabeth Cohen A newly uncovered video of a resident at an assisted living facility in Florida mercilessly beating another resident raises new questions about the safety of the elderly in places meant to protect and care for them. In the video, obtained last week, a 52-year-old resident is seen punching an 86-year-old resident with […]

Nursing Home Administrator Arrested in Neglect of Elderly

A facility administrator at the Good Samaritan Retirement Home was arrested Tuesday after he failed to notify a nurse of a resident’s declining health, according to a Williston Police Department news release.

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