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Florida legislature moving forward with irresponsible bills to slash nursing care in nursing homes

| Feb 14, 2022 | Florida

AARP Florida today released the following statement regarding House Bill 1239 (Rep. Melo/R-Naples) and Senate Bill 804 (Sen. Albritton/R-Bartow), which propose a 20% cut to daily nursing care for each nursing home resident. AARP Florida Associate State Director Zayne Smith said, “It’s disappointing to see these irresponsible bills continue to...[ Read More ]

Investments in home and community-based services could save Florida $745 million a year, report finds

| Feb 2, 2022 | Florida

Florida has one of the highest percentages of residents over age 65 in the nation, pushing the continuum of care for seniors to the forefront of health care discussions. Currently, much of Florida’s health care spending for seniors is through institutionalized care, according to a recently released report from Florida...[ Read More ]

AARP Accepting 2022 Community Challenge Grant Applications

| Jan 27, 2022 | Florida

AARP invites local organizations and governments across Florida to apply for the 2022 AARP Community Challenge grant program, open now through March 22, 2022. Grants fund quick-action projects that help communities become more livable in the long-term by improving public spaces, transportation, housing, civic engagement, coronavirus recovery, diversity and inclusion,...[ Read More ]

Over the hump? Florida nursing homes seeing higher vaccination numbers and lower case counts

| Nov 11, 2021 | Florida

The pandemic has killed more than 186,000 nursing home residents and staff, according to a nursing home dashboard from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).      For Florida’s nursing homes, however, the situation appears to be heading in a positive direction.  According to an AARP press release on...[ Read More ]

FHCA responds to report on high Florida nursing home COVID rates

| Sep 17, 2021 | Florida

The Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) released a statement on Thursday in response to a September update from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) COVID-19 Dashboard, which documents case, vaccination, and death rates in Florida’s nursing homes. FHCA represents approximately 700 long-term care facilities across Florida.     According...[ Read More ]

What a federal vaccination requirement could mean for Florida nursing homes

| Aug 23, 2021 | Florida

Health care leaders are concerned a federal vaccination requirement for nursing home workers could exacerbate staffing shortages, at a time when Florida’s nursing homes are already dealing with some of the nation's highest COVID cases among their staff.     The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Wednesday...[ Read More ]