As I’ve said over and over, residents in homes are vulnerable, often powerless. Any legislation that makes that situation worse doesn’t deserve passage.
While it appears to be snowing in hell, and pundits like me are scratching our heads over the newest BFFs; the trial lawyers and nursing home owners, it might be worth considering the winners and losers of this awkward Match.com marriage.
Investigators for the last year have been examining the operations of Emeritus Senior Living, the nation’s largest assisted living company.
(TALLAHASSEE, FL) February 27, 2014 – Today, Toby Edelman, a renowned nursing home expert who serves as a Senior Policy Attorney at the Center for Medicare Advocacy in Washington D.C., strongly criticized Florida’s proposed nursing home “deal”, saying it “would seriously harm residents.” In a statement to Senator John Thrasher (R-St. Augustine) and Representative Matt Gaetz (R-Shalimar), [...]
Despite the spin from legislators and the industry, this bill is nothing more than a bailout for corporate nursing homes and it should not become law.
A Senate committee Tuesday gave swift approval to a bill that is being panned by elder care advocates as a “sweetheart deal” designed to help nursing homes and trial lawyers make money but do little to improve the quality of care for residents.
Florida’s nursing-home industry has turned a corner. With record-setting profits and gleeful investors, Florida’s nursing-home industry is pushing for …
Inspection records reflect that “15 incidents of disregard for advance directives in Florida nursing homes account for one third of all immediate-jeopardy findings.”
Leader’s departure ends tumultuous time for Florida’s program to protect nursing home, ALF residents
When Harold J. “Jim” Crochet, Florida’s top watchdog for residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities, quietly submitted his retirement papers last week, it marked the end of a tumultuous administration that prompted widespread criticism.
With the likely departure of Florida’s second long-term-care ombudsman in two years, advocates for the elderly and providers of long-term care say they are mystified.