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STAFFING ISSUES IN NURSING HOMES CAN HAVE SEVERE CONSEQUENCES FOR OUR ELDERLY

By Gregory S. d'Incelli |

To try to stay updated on Covid-related developments here in Florida (ie: for purely non-political reasons), I started following Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Twitter at the beginning of the Pandemic.  Just a couple days ago, a tweet from the Governor came up on my feed indicating that, since the Pandemic Florida has established… Read More »

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Nursing Homes Failures and the Coronavirus

By Lara Dabdoub |

In recent weeks we have been hearing of even more residents in various Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities across the State of Florida contracting COVID-19.  What is concerning is that in a large number of these nursing homes it appears that they were not following infection control safety practices and guidance which were… Read More »

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Florida Nursing Home Negligence in the Midst of Coronavirus

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

In an article published by the Miami Herald on April 19th, the inexcusable conditions found by a team from the Florida Department of Health at a Tallahassee nursing home were brought to light. This nursing home was the first case, of perhaps many to come, where disciplinary actions were taken against nursing home administrators… Read More »

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Medicare Star Ratings Not Reliable Measure of Nursing Homes

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The New York Times has examined the rating system of nursing homes and found that most top-ranked nursing homes have been given the seal of approval based on incomplete and self-reported data. The Medicare ratings are based in large part on self-reported data that the government does not verify. Only one of the three… Read More »

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Why Nursing Homes Should Always Have A Nurse On Staff

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

On July 31, Illinois Representative Jan Schakowsky introduced the Put A Registered Nurse in the Nursing Home Act after discovering that federal law only requires a registered nurse on-site only 8 hours a day, regardless of the size of the facility. The act, also known as House Vote 5373, would require that a direct-care… Read More »

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$1.2 Billion Jury Verdict In FL Nursing Home Neglect Case

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

One billion dollars in damages intended to punish a nursing home for neglect so extensive that it led to the early death of a 69-year-old resident was recently awarded to the woman’s surviving son by a Florida jury. In addition, another $110 million was awarded as compensatory damages by the jury in at least… Read More »

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Second Florida Pediatric Nursing Home Closes Amid Controversy

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

A Tampa nursing home, which was accused of failing to provide meaningful activities to the severely disabled kids who lived there, was denied funding from Medicare and Medicaid. Lakeshore Villas is the second pediatric nursing home to close this year amid controversy over the warehousing of frail children. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and… Read More »

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Florida Assisted-Living Facility Closed By State

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

A Florida assisted-living facility was shut down after regulators found an elderly woman tied to a wheelchair. San Martin de Porras ALF, located at 1840 NW 15th St, was also ordered to pay $20,000 in fines. The license revocation comes after regulators arrived at the home in February of 2012, and found an elderly… Read More »

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