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COVID-19:  Isolated Nursing Home Residents Need Our Help!

Earlier this month, federal officials suspended all visitation to nursing homes in an effort to prevent residents, and staff, from being exposed to COVID-19. Residents are now isolated from their families and friends. But we've found a great way to help them stay connected. Families for Better Care just launched a campaign to raise money for purchasing and sending Smart Display...

Danger Ahead? Proposal Would Slash Nursing Home Oversight

Yesterday, Florida’s House Appropriations Committee debated Representative Daniel Perez’s  (R-Miami) HB 731, a voluminous bill, that, by all appearances, would seem to be a rather innocuous agency proposal.   But nothing could be farther from the truth.   Snuggly nestled into page seven of the 90-page bill  (lines 153-175), is a proposed revision...

Florida Alert! A 'Good Fix' to Proposed 'Direct Care Workers' Legislation

This morning, Florida's Senate Health Policy Committee adopted Senator Albritton's amendment to his proposed "Direct Care Workers" legislation (SB1676).   The "strike all" amendment:  Deleted the delegation of medication administration to nursing home caregivers, Clarified "paid feeding assistant" training to comply with federal law and standards; and...

FLORIDA UPDATE: State Orders Nursing Home to Find New Owners, Or Else

In September, Families for Better Care reported that Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration imposed a Moratorium on Admissions against the Crestwood Nursing Center in Palatka after state inspectors discovered serious health care violations that caused residents “injury, harm, impairment, or death.”   The state’s emergency action was meant to...
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