People are being mistreated and dying in Florida’s nursing homes because state officials are allowing these facilities to stay open despite a history of broken regulations and failures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.