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Families for Better Care Asks Governor DeSantis to Include Molecular Rapid Testing in His Nursing Home Visitation Plan

- Sep 1, 2020

Families for Better Care announced today that it has formally asked Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to include at-the-door, molecular rapid testing in any nursing home reopening plan, a crucial piece missing from the Task Force on Safe and Limited Re-Opening of Long-Term Care Facilities' recommendations.   In a letter to Governor DeSantis, FFBC executive director Brian Lee argued that...

FFBC Statement on Governor Abbott’s Latest Nursing Home Action

- Jul 1, 2020

Families for Better Care executive director Brian Lee released this statement on Governor Abbott’s decision to use $9 million in federally collected nursing home fines to implement infection control projects for nursing homes: “Governor Abbott’s latest attempt to protect nursing home residents from COVID19 is a total backfire.  His decision to unlock $9 million of...

FFBC: Trump Administration’s Rejection of COVID-19 Testing Proposal for Nursing Homes Is “Catastrophic Failure"

- Jun 18, 2020

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has rejected Families for Better Care’s proposal to acquire rapid testing machines for every nursing home using the hundreds of millions of dollars in collected nursing home fines languishing in state and federal coffers.  The rejection of this coronavirus testing solution is a catastrophic healthcare and fiscal failure by...

Families for Better Care: The COVID19 Testing Solution That Will ‘Steamroll’ the Curve in Nursing Homes, and It’s Free

- Apr 30, 2020

Families for Better Care announced today that it has found a cost-effective pathway to deploy molecular point-of-care rapid testing machines to every nursing home so all residents and all staff can quickly, and safely, be tested on an ongoing basis, regardless of symptoms. The solution: use the more than a quarter-of-a-billion dollars in nursing home fines collected by federal...

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...
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