As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida, Gov. Rick Scott gave out his cellphone number during a conference call with administrators of the state’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities. He told them to contact him if they ran into problems, and he would try to get help. So they did, 120 times according to phone records released this week. Nearly all the calls went directly to voice mail.
The state Department of Health is investigating staffing levels and living conditions for seniors at Sapphire Nursing and Rehab at Goshen, amid calls by local politicians to do so.
Now the Trump administration, using the upside-down argument that regulation itself deters quality care, has heeded the industry’s request to vastly scale back the use of fines against nursing homes that put patients at risk or harm them.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ policy to cripple nursing home penalties is a reckless abandonment of Reagan-era regulations that will now make it less expensive to harm vulnerable adults.
By Elizabeth Cohen A newly uncovered video of a resident at an assisted living facility in Florida mercilessly beating another resident raises new questions about the safety of the elderly in places meant to protect and care for them. In the video, obtained last week, a 52-year-old resident is seen punching an 86-year-old resident with […]
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration said the emergency order is needed to protect the residents who live there.
A facility administrator at the Good Samaritan Retirement Home was arrested Tuesday after he failed to notify a nurse of a resident’s declining health, according to a Williston Police Department news release.
State investigated Good Samaritan Retirement Home after a resident fell and later died and another was severely beaten.
Families for Better Care (FFBC) announced today that nursing home enforcement is failing residents in far too many states.
Following the deaths of 14 residents at a Hollywood nursing home, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson plans to draft legislation designating an official in each state to oversee nursing homes and assisted living facilities.