State Regulators Back New Nursing HomesThe ban on adding new nursing-home beds is being lifted thanks to backing of state regulators. On Monday they approved the proposal for 2,600 beds in 25 counties.
Class Action Status Sought For Suit Over Kids In Nursing HomesAttorneys for around 200 disabled children in nursing homes will ask a federal judge to give class-action status to a lawsuit alleging the state is putting the children in nursing homes unnecessarily and cutting services for their care at home.
Man Murdered In Nursing Home By Fellow PatientA nursing home patient has confessed that he murdered his 73-year-old roommate at a Palmetto Bay nursing home, according to Miami-Dade Police.
Nursing Home Worker Dies At Hospital After StabbingThe janitor of a Southwest Miami-Dade Nursing center died after being stabbed by a visitor at the facility Thursday.
DOJ Looks To Quickly Address Children In Nursing HomesSaying that time is "of the essence," the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday offered to quickly meet with Florida officials about a federal investigation that found disabled children were unnecessarily being placed in nursing homes.
Parents Fight To Keep Children Out Of Nursing Homes High above the crowd – Anabell Schlosser beams with a smile – fit for any little girl.
Parents Of Children In Nursing Homes Wage Legal Battle Zurale Cali, a Florida mother, is fighting to bring her special needs, 5-year-old son home from a place, she says, he should have never been placed: a nursing home.
Grandmother Of Handicapped Child May Lose HomeFor 19 years, Margaret Dykes has dedicated her life to caring for her severely handicapped grandson. But now, Dyke and grandson Julius may be out on the street due to local budget cuts.
Limits On Health Lawsuits Move In Florida Houseyou want to sue a doctor or hospital over the care you received, it may be a lot tougher if action taken by the Florida House Friday becomes law. Legislators moved forward on two bills that would help shield doctors, hospitals and nursing homes from costly lawsuits.
Feds Probing Ombudsman ResignationFlorida Governor Rick Scott has already thrown down multiple gauntlets with the federal government, but the Feds are starting to push back. The federal government said it will probe the removal of Florida’s chief advocate for nursing home residents.