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ALERT! South Florida ALF fined $15,000 for medication errors

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.

Michael Forces Hospital, Nursing Home Evacuations

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.

77 Percent of State’s Nursing Homes Don’t Have Permanent Generators

When a dozen seniors died last summer after temperatures reached 99 degrees in their powerless nursing home, Florida Gov. Rick Scott made it a priority to require such elder care centers be equipped with an on-site emergency power source, preferably built-in generators.