Florida officials recently slapped a Fort Myers nursing home with a $26,000 fine because the nursing home failed to treat a dangerous rat infestation. The nursing home was also placed on the state’s watch list and officials ratcheted up the facility’s inspection frequency to every six months.
The historic “compromise deal” between the nursing home industry and the trial bar may soon become Florida’s most epic fail for elderly nursing home residents. Get the facts about the “sweetheart deal” that’s designed to rob residents of their rights.
In testimony before Florida’s Senate Judiciary Committee, FFBC’s executive director tells senators how SB670—a controversial nursing home bill that insulates nursing home decision makers from civil accountability—would adversely affect a resident’s right to access records.
Over the last several years, Florida’s nursing-home industrial complex has lobbied time and time again for additional safeguards. Mind you, the protections they’ve spent millions in trying to secure are not for our elderly parents and grandparents. No, those “protections” are for themselves.
Florida health care officials could learn a thing or two about regulating assisted living facilities from no-nonsense sports executives.
A controversial nursing home bill — one that has struck out year after year because lawmakers realized it was a political career killer — has now become little more than a settlement agreement between the nursing home industrial complex and a small section of trial lawyers.
Last week, the Agency for Health Care Administration fined Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood $8,000 after a resident drowned in a nearby lake in 2012.
A slight of hand, a quick puff of smoke, a blinding flash of light . . . and (wait for it) presto! —another masterful illusion. No, this isn’t David Copperfield’s latest magic performance at Caesar’s Palace; rather this hoax is taking place center stage in Tallahassee. This act stars assisted living facility (ALF) lobbyists who are trying to make much needed ALF reform disappear before our Legislature’s very eyes.
FFBC Executive Director offers some friendly corrections to nursing home lobbyist’s column regarding quality of care, staffing hours and the ‘contrived’ lawsuit problem.
Two years ago, Palazzo Di Oro abruptly closed amidst financial scandal, allegedly owing nearly $200,000 in unpaid taxes. A new ownership group recently bought the foreclosed property and is proposing big changes…but can they live up to their own hype. A closer examination of their regulatory record leaves us scratching our heads.