A new report by Families for Better Care shows conclusive evidence that when nursing homes hire enough staff to care for residents, inspection performance is vastly improved in Florida’s nursing homes.
As the state agency responsible for making sure nursing homes are safe, AHCA rarely issues fines even when another state agency reports neglect or mistreatment by a home’s staff, a USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA investigation found.
As more facilities in Western New York are bought by out-of-town owners, declining patient care is liable to follow. It’s a trend that cannot be allowed to continue.
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.
FFBC: Thousands of Long-Term Care Ombudsman Complaint Referrals ‘Largely Unaccounted For’, ‘Scuttled’ by Government Officials
Families for Better Care announced today that nursing home regulators have scuttled thousands of state long-term care ombudsman complaint referrals over the past decade.
Tennessee’s health commissioner has suspended admissions to a nursing home after an investigation found problems with the facility.
Certified Nursing Assistants are called the front line of the nursing industry, and that implies more than you would think: Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that nursing assistants are injured more than any other occupation – more than warehouse workers, truckers and stock clerks.
While relieved from possible 20-year ban, the beleaguered Consulate Health Care nursing home chain has more obstacles in its path before it can reopen the 120-bed facility.
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.
Consulate Health Care, Florida’s largest nursing home provider, represents a growing trend nationally: a large corporation made up of a network of related businesses operating nursing homes at a profit for their investors.