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FFBC Statement on Nursing Home Murder Investigation

- Jan 22, 2020

Executive Director Brian Lee issued the following statement regarding the ongoing investigation of an alleged murder that occurred during the early morning hours of January 5, 2020 at the Tiffany Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Port St. Lucie: Families for Better Care is shocked that local authorities have not yet released the identity of the "white male" suspect who may...

Amazon Alexa Catches Man Stealing from Florida Nursing Home Residents

Bob Hazen - Jan 10, 2020

An Amazon Alexa device is being credited with helping police catch a man who is accused of stealing from three different residents at senior care facilities in Ormond Beach. Russell Bannister was arrested after officials with the Ormond Beach Police Department said he was caught red-handed stealing cash and credit cards from an elderly person at an assisted living facility. That...

Significant Underreporting in Safety Data Found on Nursing Home Compare Website

Jeff Lagassee - Jan 9, 2020

The website Nursing Home Compare, sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is a go-to resource for many families researching nursing home options for their loved ones. The number of falls that lead to injury are a critical category of concern for nursing home residents, but  a University of Chicago researcher has found that the data used by Nursing Home Compare to...

N.J. Lawmakers Refuse to Vote on Bill Requiring Nursing Homes to Hire More Aides

Blake Nelson - Jan 7, 2020

State Assembly leaders decided Monday to shelve a bill (S1612) that would have mandated staffing levels at nursing homes in New Jersey, according to Kevin McArdle, a spokesman for Assembly Democrats. The state Senate had already approved the proposal in July, but any bill that does not pass both chambers by Jan. 14 has to be reintroduced when the new session begins later this month....

Nursing Home Advocate Weighs in on Nursing Home Murder

Lexi Nahl (PHOTO CREDIT: WPEC) - Jan 8, 2020

Port St. Lucie police are still investigating two days after a 95-year-old man was killed in his own room at the Tiffany Hall Nursing Home. Though police have not released any new information regarding suspects or the victim, one expert says there are several possible scenarios in this case. Brian Lee, the executive director for the nonprofit “Families for Better Care,” says...
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