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Day: July 1, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Caregivers Announce Campaign to Protect Florida’s Elderly and Disabled from July 1 Staffing Cutbacks

Miami, FL - With a new state law taking effect today that rolls back a landmark safe staffing law for nursing homes, caregivers from across the state announced the launch of a new campaign to protect Florida’s elderly and disabled. The top priorities of the campaign: provide quality care guidelines to residents and family members on how to report to the Agency for Healthcare Administration incidents of diminished care due to staffing cuts and inform elected officials that a nursing home in their district is sacrificing care, hold out-of-touch Tallahassee politicians and nursing home companies accountable, and overturn the Florida legislature’s roll-back of safe staffing levels.

Palm Beach Post: Cuts at nursing homes: Local centers have options, say they won’t reduce staff

By Stacey Singer and Toni-Ann Miller July 1, 2011 Starting this month, Florida’s 70,000 nursing home residents could find fewer nurses at their bedside after the Florida Legislature voted to

Health News Florida: Nursing home staffing level drops today

By Brittany Davis July 1, 2011 Nursing home residents may have less face time with their caregivers after a law takes effect today that revises minimum staffing levels. The law