Families for Better Care (FFBC) announced today the expansion of the organization’s advocacy into Texas by relocating its base of operations to Austin.
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.”
Florida’s newly developed Assisted Living Comparison Tool will shine the light on Florida’s good assisted living operators and shamefully expose those who mistreat residents.
A North Miami nursing home’s licensure status remains uncertain following a recent bout of alleged criminal activity by its owners.
Today, Brian Lee, Executive Director of Families for Better Care, applauded Governor Greg Abbott for signing Senate Bill 304 into law, calling passage of the commonly referred “nursing home three strikes you’re out” bill a “great step forward” for residents.
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 […]
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 […]
(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), […]
New report shows report shows unprecedented growth in the nursing home and assisted living sectors, as figures climbed higher than ever; astonishing even the most seasoned investors.