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7 Tampa Bay Area Nursing Homes Included in Secret List of Poorly-Performing Nursing Homes

Adam Walser - Jun 6, 2019

Several nursing home facilities in the Tampa Bay region were included in a list of more than 400 nursing homes with ongoing health, safety or sanitary problems. And government sources say it’s not likely that those facilities will likely face any additional scrutiny from government agencies. A total of 488 facilities made the list, out of more than 15,000 nursing home and rehab...

Kansas Nursing Home Worker Stole Jewelry from Resident

Associated Press - Jun 7, 2019

Charging documents say an Overland Park nursing home worker stole rings valued at nearly $10,000 from a 99-year-old dementia patient by using lotion to slip them from the woman's hands in the middle of the night. Leah Anne Goodall, 23, was arrested Saturday ahead of her preliminary hearing. The certified nursing assistant is charged with mistreatment of an elder. A daughter of the...

Government Officials "Scuttle" Thousands of Complaint Referrals

- Aug 27, 2018

FFBC --  Families for Better Care announced today that nursing home regulators have scuttled thousands of state long-term care ombudsman complaint referrals over the past decade. According to state ombudsman data collected and published by the United States’ Administration on Community Living, 1 in 5 ombudsman complaint referrals were “never acted upon” or they...

Nursing Home Quality HINGES on Staffing Levels

- Mar 21, 2018

FFBC -- Today, Families for Better Care released new evidence correlating direct care staffing levels and inspection performance in Florida’s nursing homes. The group published its findings (Figure 1) after obtaining staffing and enforcement data compiled and released by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to its Nursing Home Compare website. According to Families for...

Neglected: Florida Nursing Homes Face Few Penalties

Melanie Payne & Ryan Miller - Dec 14, 2018

USA TODAY NETWORK - FLORIDA  -- When 81-year-old Dolly Moore became lethargic and lost her appetite, nurses at Parklands Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Gainesville said there was nothing wrong. Her children were told to accept that their mother’s worsening dementia triggered the symptoms. Moore was not ill. Her lab results were normal, nurses insisted. But they...
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