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Advocacy groups demand the nursing home lift ‘blockade’, allow police to fully investigate alleged sexual assault

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SOURCE: http://bit.ly/liftpoliceblockade (Tallahassee, FL) July 22, 2014—The Florida Council Against Sexual Violence joined with Families for Better Care today to demand that a Volusia County nursing home cease their deliberate blockade of local law enforcement officials so that an alleged rape could be fully investigated for the safety of all residents. Local […]

Stomach virus outbreak hits Venice assisted living facility

Dozens of residents in a Venice assisted living facility are experiencing symptoms typically associated with the Norovirus. Many of them are now being isolated to keep the gastrointestinal sickness from spreading at the Bella Vita Independent and Assisted Living Facility. The Florida Department of Health is working to help get the situation under control.

Woman, 75, takes horrific fall off wheelchair lift, nursing home fined

A 75-year-old woman broke two ribs and her collarbone and bled inside her skull after a fall from a faulty wheelchair lift at a nursing home whose former executives were spotlighted in Palm Beach Post investigative stories and are preparing for trial on Medicaid fraud charges.

News Release: National Advocacy Group Weighs In On Nursing Home “Deal”

(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), […]

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