Florida Rescinds Nursing Home Visitation OrdersGov. Ron DeSantis’ administration has swept away four emergency orders dealing with visitors to nursing homes, just days before the Legislature is poised to pass a bill that would help shield the facilities from lawsuits associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Florida Long-Term Care COVID-19 Deaths Top 7,000The number of Florida long-term care residents and staff members who have died of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic topped 7,000 on Sunday, while the state saw an overall jump of more than 10,000 cases of the infectious disease.
Report Points To COVID-19 Improvements In Nursing HomesFlorida has made improvements in curtailing the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes, according to an AARP report released Thursday.
Despite Growing Number Of COVID Cases, Florida Expands Nursing Home VisitationDespite a steadily growing number of COVID-19 cases in Florida communities, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday announced the state will begin allowing outdoor visitation at long-term care facilities, regardless of whether the facilities have COVID-19 infections.
AARP Points To Higher Nursing Home COVID Death Rate In FloridaA national COVID-19 “dashboard” released Wednesday by AARP shows that the death rate of Florida nursing-home residents over a recent four-week period exceeded the national average.
Florida Steps Back From Long-Term Care PoliciesFlorida, which embarked on an aggressive strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, is stepping back from some efforts that Gov. Ron DeSantis has touted as keeping down the number of deaths and serious illnesses among seniors.
Daughter Able To Celebrate Mother’s 100th Birthday With Her Thanks To Ban On Nursing Home Visits Being LiftedAfter being separated from her mother since March because of the coronavirus pandemic, a Deerfield Beach woman was able to celebrate her mother’s birthday with her in person on Thursday.
Tearful Cutler Bay Woman Looks Forward To See Mother In Nursing Home For First Time Since MarchA tearful Cutler Bay woman said she is overwhelmed with emotion as she looks forward to seeing her 94-year-old mother at her nursing home for the first time in more than five months as the statewide ban on visitors has been lifted.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Announces Ban On Nursing Home Visits Will Be LiftedFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday that he is partially lifting the state's ban on visiting nursing homes and long-term care facilities that has cut off vulnerable seniors from family since mid-March over fears of spreading coronavirus.
How Coronavirus Ravaged America's Nursing Homes: 'We've Gone From Long Term Care To Carnage In Five Months'Nursing homes all over the country were ravaged by COVID-19. AARP's Elaine M. Ryan shares her thoughts on the failures in care that occurred for seniors and the future of nursing homes.
Debate Over Touching Stalls Florida Nursing Home Coronavirus RecommendationsA task force set up by Gov. Ron DeSantis reached broad agreement Tuesday on a plan that would reopen nursing homes to “essential” and “compassionate” caregivers, as well as allow visitation by members of the general public at many of the state’s 4,000 long-term care facilities. But a divide remains over a return to normalcy.
Panel Hones Recommendations On Nursing Home VisitsIt’s unlikely that Florida will mandate all nursing homes reopen to all visitors any time soon.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Looks To Allow Visitation At Nursing HomesFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis said the state will look at ways to ease restrictions that have kept nursing-home residents and family members separated since March.
Nursing Homes Say More Money Needed For COVID-19 FightNursing homes on the front lines of the state’s battle with coronavirus infections say they won't be able to afford to test staff members twice a month if Florida stops providing test kits in September or if Congress doesn't provide additional funding soon.
Federal Trade Commission: Some Nursing Homes Are Taking Residents' Stimulus ChecksNursing homes have no claim to their residents' stimulus checks. That hasn't stopped some facilities from trying to take them anyway.