Government ‘vastly undercounted’ nursing home deaths following Hurricane Irma, study finds
Oct 07, 2020
Hundreds of deaths of Florida nursing home residents due to Hurricane Irma were not accounted for — by more than 400 when compared to what was reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Judge affirms decision to revoke license of nursing home where hurricane brought death
Dec 05, 2018
An administrative law judge is siding with the state of Florida in its decision to revoke the license of the nursing home where 12 seniors died last year.
State expert: Chillers made it hotter in Florida facility with 14 Irma-related deaths
Mar 26, 2018
A hodgepodge system of temporary chillers meant to cool a Florida nursing home whose air conditioning was knocked out by Hurricane Irma actually made the building hotter, a state expert has testified.
Providers forced to invest $350 million more to keep power running in emergencies
Mar 13, 2018
Now that Florida has passed a law requiring nursing homes to better prepare for long-term power outages, the bill is coming due.
State News for March 2018
Mar 08, 2018
Nursing home founder’s death leads to $140K fine.
Bill prioritizes healthcare facilities for power restoration following a disaster
Dec 01, 2017
Long-term care facilities and hospitals would be made a priority for power restoration after a major disaster or emergency, under a new bill introduced in the House this week.
Resident deaths due to ‘widespread system failures,’ Hollywood Hills tells Congress
Nov 21, 2017
The House committee tasked with investigating the deaths of 14 nursing home residents following Hurricane Irma should “resist the urge to vilify or demonize” staff of the facility, an attorney...
Florida providers look to state officials for generator funding
Nov 15, 2017
A Florida long-term care provider association is voicing concerns over whether or not the state government will help providers cover the costs of installing generators in their facilities.
State News for November 2017
Nov 06, 2017
LeadingAge Florida filed a legal challenge in late September over Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) emergency mandate following Hurricane Irma. The provider organization is arguing the rule would “create...
Florida congresswoman to propose new generator rules for nursing homes
Oct 24, 2017
Long-term care providers would be required to install generators that can keep their air conditioning systems going for at least 96 hours under new legislation expected to be filed in the House this week.