Susan Anderson joins FHCA as government affairs director
Sep 22, 2021
The Florida Health Care Association announced that Susan E. Anderson has joined the team as Director of Government Affairs. Anderson will work with Senior Director of Government Affairs/Chief Lobbyist...
More than half of Florida providers reducing admissions due to staffing challenges: survey
Aug 12, 2021
More than 50% of Florida long-term care facilities are being forced to limit admissions due to ongoing workforce shortages exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from the Florida...
Lawmakers allow long-term care providers to keep using personal care attendants as extra staffing source...
Apr 28, 2021
Florida’s personal care attendant program lauded by long-term care providers will remain in place after state lawmakers codified the measure earlier this week.
Providers make gains securing liability protections from COVID-related suits
Feb 22, 2021
While some providers across the United States are winning the fight to obtain COVID-19 liability protections for nursing homes, others are still struggling to secure immunity.
8-hour training requirement attracts thousands to CNA pathway
Feb 17, 2021
A stop-gap effort to supplement nursing home staff by lowering some entry-level training requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic may become permanent if Florida lawmakers have their way.
Florida to test nursing home workers every 2 weeks
Jun 19, 2020
Emergency rules issued Wednesday by Florida health officials now require nursing home and assisted living workers to be tested for COVID-19 every two weeks.
The sweet irony of a nursing home report card
James M. Berklan
Sep 17, 2014
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
Apr 28, 2014
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.
Feb 01, 2013
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...
Coastal nursing homes prepare for Isaac
Aug 28, 2012
LuMarie Polivka-West’s voice sounds like it was run over by a lawn mower.