(Florida Atlantic University) A new study of nursing homes in California, the nation's largest system, by faculty at Florida Atlantic University and the University of Connecticut, found that some nursing homes inflate their self-assessment reporting to improve their score in the Five-Star Quality Rating System employed by Medicare to help consumers.
"Don’t get mad. Vote.” by Leilani Polk Rep. Frederica Wilson, leading a Congressional Field Hearing on nursing homes this past October in Miami. Joe Skipper / Getty Regardless of whether or not Trump actually said the words, "Shithole...Show More Summary
As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida, Gov. Rick Scott gave out his cellphone number during a conference call with administrators of the state's nursing homes and assisted living facilities. … Click to Continue »
juanita fitzgerald nursing home eustice A recently released video shows police in Eustis, Florida arresting 93-year-old Juanita Fitzgerald and the raw clip is sure to strike a few nerves. Fitzgerald was charged with trespassing after the nursing home where she lived called the police, saying that...
Nursing-home nightmares continue to plague the country, from California to Texas to Minnesota to Pennsylvania. But perhaps no other state is as impacted by the abuse, neglect and robbery of the old and infirm as Florida. There are nearly 700 licensed facilities from the Keys to the Panhandle that provide an approximate 84,000 spaces for... Show More Summary
The deaths of 12 people in a sweltering Florida nursing home after Hurricane Irma wiped out power to the building have been ruled as homicides, police say. The Rehabilitation Center in Miami was evacuated on 13 September when three residents died after the home’s air conditioning stopped working. Show More Summary
A dozen of the seniors who died in a sweltering Florida nursing home left without power after Hurricane Irma have been ruled homicides.
A Florida nursing home under investigation for the deaths of 13 patients after Hurricane Irma says in a letter to Congress that staff members did everything possible but couldn't overcome … Click to Continue »
Two groups representing nursing homes and assisted living facilities want a Florida appeals court to block the actions of the administration of Gov. Rick Scott. LeadingAge Florida and Florida Argentum … Click to Continue »
A judge has ruled there is not an immediate danger that gives Florida Gov. Rick Scott the authority to order nursing homes to install generators. An administrative judge on Friday … Click to Continue »
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has won the first round in a legal tug-of-war over his mandate that nursing homes and assisted living facilities install generators. The 1st District Court of … Click to Continue »
At first there was no hint of distress in the 911 calls, no sense of a crisis unfolding. But newly released emergency calls from a sweltering Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning to Hurricane Irma showed staffers becoming increasingly agitated by a disaster that would eventually claim 14 elderly lives.
A Republican lawmaker is apologizing for comments he made about the 14 Florida nursing home deaths.
Federal health officials are dropping a Florida nursing home from the Medicare program after 14 patients died after the facility lost air conditioning during Hurricane Irma. On Sept. 13, eight … Click to Continue »
Florida state Sen. Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala) mounted a perplexing defense of The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills and Gov. Rick Scott after 14 elderly patients died in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma when the nursing home’s air conditioning went out. “Look at the population,” Baxley—a funeral...
Two more residents who lived at a Florida nursing home that had its air conditioning system knocked out during Hurricane Irma have died.
They were mostly very old and sickly. But at least 10 of the 12 residents of the Florida nursing home who died after Hurricane Irma had another factor in common — they lived on the building’s top floor, where the heat was the worst and most windows were left unopened. It wasn’t until the morning...
Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants a commission that is revising the state constitution to include provisions to protect residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. In a statement issued … Click to Continue »
An eleventh nursing home resident has died after an air conditioning failure following last week’s Hurricane Irma. The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, located outside of Fort Lauderdale, was one of 160 nursing homes that had no electricity and no air conditioning, as power lines across the state were decimated by the storm. Yet, it […]
The death toll at a Florida nursing home where unbearable living conditions brought on by Hurricane Irma proved fatal has climbed to 12.