A new report by Families for Better Care shows conclusive evidence that when nursing homes hire enough staff to care for residents, inspection performance is vastly improved in Florida’s nursing homes.
As the state agency responsible for making sure nursing homes are safe, AHCA rarely issues fines even when another state agency reports neglect or mistreatment by a home’s staff, a USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA investigation found.
A Central Florida assisted living facility—known for offering residents a “compassionate environment”, “24-hour security”, and “peace of mind for families”—was notified by the Agency for Health Care Administration last week that the facility must immediately stop admitting new residents after reports of “widespread” abuse.
Brookdale Atrium Way resident concerned jams could block fire exits
After News4Jax aired a disturbing report Wednesday about three residents being sexually assaulted at an assisted living facility in Regency this year, family members visiting loved ones on Thanksgiving said they want more information from the Brookdale Senior Living home.
The Savannah Court of Palm Beaches, a 114-bed assisted living facility located in West Palm Beach, was fined $15,000 and received three Class II violations by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) for multiple medication errors that threatened the welfare of a resident in November 2016.
As more facilities in Western New York are bought by out-of-town owners, declining patient care is liable to follow. It’s a trend that cannot be allowed to continue.
More than 30 health-care facilities had to be evacuated as Hurricane Michael damaged buildings and knocked out electricity in the Panhandle, state emergency management officials said Friday.
FFBC: Thousands of Long-Term Care Ombudsman Complaint Referrals ‘Largely Unaccounted For’, ‘Scuttled’ by Government Officials
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.
A Hollywood, FL facility for the elderly has been plagued by bedbug infestations for at least three years, forcing one resident to move out.