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ADVOCACY ALERT: Florida Ombudsman Abruptly Resigns; Lawmaker Seeks to Deregulate Florida’s Assisted Living Facilities

The Miami Herald  is reporting that Michael Milliken abruptly resigned as Florida's State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, a position he held for neary three years.  Department of Elder Affairs’ officials offered no explanation as to Mr. Milliken’s sudden departure last month other than offering a copy of his resignation letter.  His resignation knocks the wind out of...

Florida Stops Admissions at South Florida Assisted Living Facility

Florida Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Mary Mayhew suspended admissions at the Livewell at Courtyard Plaza, a 120-bed assisted living facility located in Miami, after determining that facility operators had repeatedly “overlooked” the “regulatory mechanisms” designed to keep residents safe from harm. The 16-page final order showed how Livewell...

Families for Better Care Submits Comments on Proposed Nursing Home Regulations

Families for Better Care Executive Director Brian Lee submitted the following comments to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding  "Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities: Regulatory Provisions to Promote Efficiency, and Transparency."   Mr. Lee called the proposed regulatory revisions  "eerily reminiscent of much of the same water cooler jargon...

STATEMENT: Families for Better Care Demands Governor Stitt Probe DHS's Alleged Inaction Regarding 'SADISTIC ABUSE' at Mannford Nursing Home

Families for Better Care Executive Director Brian Lee issued the following statement regarding the recent abuse allegations at an Oklahoma nursing home: The “ sadistic abuse ” that reportedly occurred at the Cimarron Pointe Care Center in Mannford is beyond unconscionable. Mannford Police Chief Lucky Miller and his officers are to be applauded for proactively acting on...
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