This curated news feed of stories related to nursing home and long-term care around the country includes articles and reports from media outlets and press releases from Families for Better Care.
State Halts New Admissions to Hialeah ALF After Resident Dies
Samantha Gross (PHOTO SOURCE: Miami Herald) - Jan 31, 2020
After a resident who repeatedly left a Hialeah assisted living facility was found dead in November, the state Agency for Health Care Administration issued an emergency order halting admissions to the facility until further notice. According to the order, which was issued Jan. 21, the resident was admitted to Pavilion Gardens in Hialeah on Nov. 13, 2019, without a health assessment but came...
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....