Funds Sought To Bolster Long-Term Care IndustryWith nursing homes and assisted-living facilities among the most-vulnerable places during the coronavirus pandemic, industry officials called Wednesday for the federal government to set up an “emergency response fund” and for government agencies to provide more help with testing for the disease.
Coronavirus Update: Nursing Home Protections Linked To Generator IssueFlorida nursing homes are pushing to be protected from liability for harm to residents during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Coronavirus Impact: Several South Florida Nursing Homes See Rise In COVID-19 PatientsToo little, too late? We are learning about testing shortfalls leading to major problems at nursing homes across South Florida, and likely beyond.
Nursing Home Industry Group Requests Immunity From Legal Action During COVID-19 PandemicThe Florida Health Care Association sent a letter to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis earlier this month. In it, the industry group asks for immunity from legal action for a broad array of health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including those at nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Florida To Extend Nursing Home Visitation BanGovernor Ron DeSantis’s administration was caught by surprise Tuesday to learn that a 30-day executive order banning visitation at nursing homes was set to expire.
Coronavirus Update: Florida Steps Up Tests In Nursing Homes As Cases MountAs the number of infections in long-term care facilities approached 1,000, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday that the state will begin a push to test nursing home residents and staff members for the novel coronavirus.
Coronavirus Precautions Urged For Florida Nursing HomesAARP Florida on Monday urged the state to provide “adequate supplies of protective wear” to ensure employees of nursing homes and assisted living facilities remain safe and to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Feds Will Make It Easier For Consumers To Find If Nursing Homes Have Been CitedPresident Donald Trump’s administration is moving forward with changes to a website that will make it easier for consumers to find out if nursing homes have been cited for abuse, neglect or exploitation.
Health Facilities Evacuated As Dorian LoomsFlorida officials said Monday that 72 nursing homes and assisted living facilities and seven hospitals on the state’s East Coast had been evacuated in preparation for Hurricane Dorian.
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez Tours Assisted Living Facilities Ahead Of Hurricane DorianNursing homes throughout South Florida have been taking precautions ahead of Hurricane Dorian.
Many Florida Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities Lack Generators As Storm Season NearsJust weeks before another hurricane season, large numbers of Florida nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the storm-battered state continue to struggle to meet requirements that they have backup power generator to keep facilities cool.