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.
Senate introduces reboot of last year’s assisted living reform legislation, but it leaves residents and families wanting. Find out the good, the bad and the ugly of SPB 7010.
FFBC’s executive director offers Florida Senate committee five recommendations that would revolutionize resident safety and care.
State officials impose moratorium for exposing residents to contagion while inspectors find that facility administration failed to properly investigate sexual abuse allegation.
Prominent nursing home CEO to close NASDAQ markets while his company’s facilities provide “atrocious” resident care.