A proposal requiring nursing homes to have generators is now on its way to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk, after state lawmakers unanimously approved a bill Monday ratifying the rule.
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Dozens of Florida nursing homes with long records of failing to meet state and federal standards operate with little risk of being shut down.
A report by the Florida House’s Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness includes recommendations on how to improve emergency management plans from nursing homes and assisted living facilities. But the recommendations are thin on oversight that would make sure those plans are better verified.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently updated its Special Focus Facility list to expose those nursing homes across America which are repeatedly beleaguered with “serious problems.”