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...
U.S. reps launch ‘much-needed’ LTC infection control and prevention caucus
Jun 30, 2021
A new bipartisan congressional caucus will identify opportunities for sorely needed infection control and prevention reform legislation in long-term care, say the two Florida representatives who spearheaded...
Mandate staff vaccines or promote them with a $1K bonus? Which one works best might surprise you.
May 11, 2021
Two nursing home providers in separate areas of the United States were able to far exceed national averages for COVID-19 vaccination among staff members, despite using contrasting methods — a $1,000...
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.
States threaten Medicaid cuts as providers plead for the opposite
Mar 29, 2021
Medicaid reimbursements for Florida nursing homes would drop nearly $81 million next fiscal year in a new budget proposal, pitting state lawmakers against providers in a battle likely to take place in...
Personal Care Attendants add more hands to the frontlines of long-term care
Mar 01, 2021
As America’s population grows older and drives up demand for long-term care, nursing centers are continuing their decades-long struggle to fill direct care positions — the qualified caregivers who...
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.
Senator wants probe of LTC provider accused of giving COVID vaccines to wealthy donors
Jan 11, 2021
Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) is calling on Congress to investigate reports that a long-term care provider in the state offered early access to COVID-19 vaccinations to its wealthy donors.
Verma praises Florida’s reopening plan for nursing homes as possible model for entire country
Sep 11, 2020
Florida could serve as a template for the federal government’s national strategy for reopening nursing homes, believes Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma.