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The sweet irony of a nursing home report card

The sweet irony of a nursing home report card

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It's said that politics, among other things, makes for strange bedfellows. Add long-term care quality improvement efforts to the list.

Legislation would protect nursing home investors

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A piece of legislation that would prevent passive investors at a nursing home from being sued has passed the Florida House. It awaits approval from Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

State news

State news

The Florida Health Care Association (FHA) criticized a report that one in five Florida nursing homes appears on the state's watch list for failing to meet minimum care standards or correct violations within a specified time frame.

Coastal nursing homes prepare for Isaac

Coastal nursing homes prepare for Isaac

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LuMarie Polivka-West's voice sounds like it was run over by a lawn mower.

Judge declines to dismiss FL ombudsman case

Judge declines to dismiss FL ombudsman case

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The Florida ombudsman case against the state and long-term care provider groups can proceed, a judge decided Wednesday.

Former Florida nursing home ombudsman files lawsuit

Former Florida nursing home ombudsman files lawsuit

A former long-term care watchdog has filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, the Florida Health Care Association and the Florida Assisted Living Association for alleged "whistle-blower retaliation."

Florida ombudsman ousted after asking nursing homes for detailed ownership information

Gov. Rick Scott (R) fired the director of Florida's Long-term Care Ombudsman Program, Brian Lee, suddenly on Monday. Lee, who had held this position for seven years, had recently asked Florida's 677 nursing homes to submit detailed information regarding ownership stakes.