State audit faults health agency over grants, ventilators given to long-term care during COVID-19 emergency … Federal judge presses Florida to change policy forcing children to stay in nursing homes...
Also in the News for Friday, March 10
Mar 10, 2023
North Carolina group asks state to allow cameras in nursing homes … Pennsylvania ruling allowing venue-seeking in civil suits leads to medical malpractice increases in friendly courts … Texas nursing...
Florida bill would narrow wrongful death lawsuits against nursing homes
Jessica R. Towhey
Mar 09, 2023
Nursing home operators in Florida could see the prospects of wrongful death lawsuits slashed under legislation making its way through the House and Senate.
Also in the News for Wednesday, Jan. 18
Jan 18, 2023
Nursing home workers picket over pay, bed bugs, alleged labor-busting tactics … Florida grapples with increases in senior veterans, need for additional services … US flu activity continues to decline...
Public complaints emerge, even as nursing homes exceed hurricane requirements
Oct 14, 2022
In the wake of Hurricane Ian’s devastation and the safe evacuations of thousands of long-term care residents, the Orlando Sentinel this week reported anonymous complaints about post-storm’ conditions...
Also in the News for Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022
Oct 13, 2022
NIC names new CEO … Stressed Oklahoma nursing homes closing doors … Arkansas business sends supplies to storm-stricken Florida nursing homes
Also in the News for Wednesday, Sept. 28
Sep 28, 2022
Evacuations begin in Tampa area, HHS declares PHE … CCRC CFOs pledge to expand through capital projects … Despite prohibition on mandatory arbitration, nursing homes still routinely include it in paperwork
Provider victory: Appeals court denies state’s bid to suspend license due to staffing shortage
May 05, 2022
A Florida nursing home can remain open and won’t be forced to transfer its residents after an appeals court denied a push by the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration to revoke its license.
Governor signs bill walking back nursing home staffing requirements
Apr 08, 2022
Florida nursing homes now have more staffing flexibility after Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed a measure Wednesday that “modernizes [the state’s] outdated staffing requirements.”
States jump on laws that prevent visitation restrictions at nursing homes
Apr 05, 2022
Several states have implemented laws limiting or prohibiting visitation restrictions at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities in response to COVID-19 lockdowns that were put in place to protect...