Reporter: Lauren Sweeney Workers from Heritage Park Rehabilitation and Healthcare, who wished to remain anonymous, told WINK News that they are not being informed about possible infections of COVID-19 at the
BY ZACHARY FAGENSON AND LYNSEY WEATHERSPOON 17 AUGUST 2020 No place seems safe for Elonda English, not even her car. Just after sunrise on a recent Wednesday she emerged from an overnight
Tallahassee, Florida – The budget cuts to bedside care in nursing homes, passed last year, have impacted thousands of nursing homes residents – putting their lives in danger. Healthcare workers, families, advocates and retirees will travel to the Capitol to tell the stories of increased falls, infection and bedsores and ask lawmakers to restore the budget cuts.
January 18, 2012 As a nursing home caregiver, I was deeply saddened when I learned of this heartbreaking death, which could have been prevented. This was a tragic end to
November 7, 2011 During this special observance of Residents’ Rights Month, we must stand up and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. Why can’t they speak? They are
September 18, 2011 With the severe budget cuts to Florida’s health care programs, our seniors have truly paid the price. The reports of abuse, neglect and increased rates of infection
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.
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
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
June 29, 2011 MIAMI — Advocates for nursing home patients and the workers who care for them are calling on facilities to maintain their current staffing levels even though more
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