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Nursing staff rallies for better pay, more staffing

Local health care workers demonstrated Thursday outside of Avante, a skilled nursing facility in Palm Beach County.

Unthinkable — lawmakers give nursing homes a free pass, now look to cut quality of care: Jeff Johnson, AARP Florida State Director

Retiring in Florida should come with a warning label. Florida Politics (Op-Ed) March 29, 2021 Thanks to COVID-19, this Session of the Florida Legislature looks and sounds different. With social

COVID-19 Bills Would Protect Florida Nursing Homes From Neglect Lawsuits, Opponents Say

TWO BILLS BEING CONSIDERED BY FLORIDA LAWMAKERS WOULD MAKE IT HARDER FOR PEOPLE TO SUE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS IN COVID-19-RELATED CASES. OPPONENTS SAY NURSING HOMES SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. WLRN, Wednesday,

WINK NEWS: Is a COVID-19 cover-up leading to case spread at a Fort Myers nursing home?

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

Reuters: Florida’s Care Workers Battle to Protect the Elderly

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

Tampa Bay Times – Letter to the Editor: Restore staffing levels

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

Tampa Tribune – Letter to the Editor: Hear our voices

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

Tallahassee Democrat – Letter to the Editor: Make staffing levels a nursing home priority

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

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