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Nursing Homes Added to Federal Watch List for ‘Grotesque’ Abuse

Families for Better Care today announced that two Florida nursing homes were recently added to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Special Focus Facility list—a federal watch list for nursing homes with a “history of serious quality issues.”

New Florida Nursing Home Ratings ‘Worse Than Imagined’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Source: http://bit.ly/NewFLNHRatings TALLAHASSEE, FL – Today, Brian Lee, Executive Director of Families for Better Care, called freshly recalibrated Florida nursing home scores “worse than imagined” for residents, families, and providers. The news scores are the result of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services updating the scoring methodology for the national database Nursing Home […]

Nursing Home Fines Eclipse $100M

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Source: http://bit.ly/NursingHomeFines100M TALLAHASSEE, FL — Today, Brian Lee, Executive Director of Families for Better Care, called the latest data on nursing home fines “spectacularly dreadful” after the advocacy group discovered that thousands of monetary penalties—imposed for poor nursing home care—exceeded $100 million over the past three years. “That staggering $100 million figure in nursing home […]

Advocacy groups demand the nursing home lift ‘blockade’, allow police to fully investigate alleged sexual assault

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SOURCE: http://bit.ly/liftpoliceblockade (Tallahassee, FL) July 22, 2014—The Florida Council Against Sexual Violence joined with Families for Better Care today to demand that a Volusia County nursing home cease their deliberate blockade of local law enforcement officials so that an alleged rape could be fully investigated for the safety of all residents. Local […]

News Release: National Advocacy Group Weighs In On Nursing Home “Deal”

(TALLAHASSEE, FL) February 27, 2014 – Today, Toby Edelman, a renowned nursing home expert who serves as a Senior Policy Attorney at the Center for Medicare Advocacy in Washington D.C., strongly criticized Florida’s proposed nursing home “deal”, saying it “would seriously harm residents.” In a statement to Senator John Thrasher (R-St. Augustine) and Representative Matt Gaetz (R-Shalimar), […]