A last-ditch attempt to pass legislation to reform the state’s assisted living facilities, measures sought since a 2011 Miami Herald investigation revealed neglect, abuse and death of ALF residents, failed on the last day of Florida’s legislative session.
Orlando Sentinel editorial board says, “failure to pass any [ALF] reforms for a second year … would be absolutely shameful.”
BY CHRIS DEVITTO Palatka’s Crestwood Nursing Center was ordered to pay a $12,500 fine this month for safety violations that were reported in 2011, according to a statement from the State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. In addition, the facility was ordered to operate under a conditional license from December 21, 2011 to [...]
A House panel Wednesday passed a measure increasing regulation of assisted living facilities after supporters and the sponsor conceded that it is a “work in progress.”
New report shows report shows unprecedented growth in the nursing home and assisted living sectors, as figures climbed higher than ever; astonishing even the most seasoned investors.
TALLAHASSEE, FL—Today, Brian Lee, Executive Director of Families for Better Care, blasted the state’s nursing home industry for failing to protect elderly and disabled residents from “horrific neglect and abuse.” “Graphic inspection reports describe unimaginable resident agony,” Lee explained. “Residents were dropped, bruised and battered. Some residents suffered catastrophic brain damage while others died from [...]
A proposal increasing regulations on assisted living facilities passed out of a Senate committee Tuesday on a unanimous vote.
Long-term care ombudsmen are the watchdogs for nursing home residents and their rights. But too often political interference hampers a program’s systemic advocacy.
For two years now, newspapers have detailed disturbing problems at assisted-living facilities in Florida — a state that bills itself as retirement paradise…yet reform efforts have stalled.
The head of the Senate committee in charge of elder affairs vowed Tuesday to revive efforts to toughen the rules for assisted living facilities — and close the most dangerous ALFs.