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ALERT: Florida Officials Block Admissions at Miami Assisted Living Facility

Families for Better Care - Jul 12, 2021

Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration recently suspended admissions at the Grand Court Lakes in North Miami after state inspectors discovered life-threatening conditions at the 191-bed facility. According to the Agency's emergency order , a half dozen residents suffered falls that "resulted in injury or required medical attention." Facility records showed a pattern of...

FFBC Letter to Senator Bean on Personal Care Attendant Legislation

- Apr 19, 2021

Families for Better Care's letter to Senator Aaron Bean (R-Jacksonville) requesting an amendment to SB1132 that would prohibit personal care attendant hours from being included within the nursing home staffing calculation. April 6, 2021 Senator Aaron Bean Duval Station 13453 North Main Street Suite 301 Jacksonville, FL 32218 RE: SB 1132 Comments Dear Seantor Bean:...

FFBC DIRECTOR STATEMENT: Give Nursing Home Residents $300 Bonus Stimulus Payment Using Collected Fines

- Dec 31, 2020

"Since Senator McConnell refuses to act on the $2,000 stimulus for every American, President Trump should go ahead and help those who have been tormented the most by this plague. Give every nursing home resident an extra $300 using the federally collected nursing home fines.More than $450 million available in this relatively untapped gold mine. President Trump should order the Center for...

Most Nursing Homes Failed COVID19 Testing Recommendation

- Nov 6, 2020

It appears coronavirus rapid testing in nursing homes is not-so-rapid after all. A new study released by JAMA Internal Medicine showed that “only a small fraction” of nursing homes were able obtain COVID-19 testing results for staff or residents within the recommended surveillance guideline of less than 24 hours.   Deployment of point of care antigen rapid testing...

REPORT: Feds Fail to Unlock Nursing Home “Slush Fund” to Fight COVID19

- Oct 30, 2020

A Gray Media investigation has blown the lid off of one the nursing home industry’s most guarded secrets—it’s called the Civil Monetary Penalty Reinvestment Fund. Nearly half a billion dollars of federally collected nursing home fines have flowed into the fund and now these monies are just languishing in state coffers, accruing interest instead of being used to...
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