An American horror story unfolded at a South Florida nursing home this week when eight residents died in sweltering, un-air-conditioned conditions — even though a hospital was directly across the street.
While a vast majority of the state’s assisted living facilities have power, 193 are using generators, 182 have reported being closed, and 177 reported post-storm evacuations, according to a news release from state health officials.
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities that lost power during Hurricane Irma are being evacuated throughout Florida.
Two months after 12 elderly people died of insufferable heat at a nursing home in Hollywood — a tragedy officially ruled homicide — it might seem beyond belief that anyone would object to a bill of rights for residents in long-term care.
Caregiver arrested for “gross sexual imposition” of three nursing home residents and “pandering obscenity involving a minor.”
Florida inspector charged with bribery in Medicare fraud case.
In September, a new state law takes effect that will make it more difficult for nursing homes cited for serious repeat violations to avoid hefty fines from regulators.
Resident altercation at NW Florida assisted living results in deadly stabbing.
In the contentious 2011 budget, Ohio’s lawmakers negotiated a little-known concession with one of the most powerful statehouse forces, the nursing home lobby. The results of that deal play out daily in nursing homes across the state.
Several Florida nursing homes were sanctioned by the Agency for Health Care Administration this week for violations that occurred over the past several months.