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Council Wooten

Future of Florida Nursing Homes Looks Bleak Due to State and Federal Budget Cuts

Former Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson paints a bleak picture when it comes to the future of Florida nursing homes. As President and CEO of the American Health Care Association, Parkinson spoke at…

Sandy Grinnell, Staff Contributor

Orlando Assisted Living Facility Decides to Call It Quits

As reported here last November, the assisted living facility Emeritus at Crossing Pointe, owned by Emeritus Properities, had been cited numerous times and had been prevented from admitting any new…

Ed Normand

Nursing Home Problems in the Orlando Area

In September 2009, state inspectors investigated Emeritus at Crossing Pointe, an assisted-living facility in the Orlando area, and found a total collapse in the delivery of care to the residents….

Sandy Grinnell, Staff Contributor

Officials Find "Total Collapse" of Care at Local Assisted Living Facility

According to the Orlando Sentinel, after seven complaints, officials from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration inspected an Emeritus Properties’ assisted living facility called…

Sandy Grinnell, Staff Contributor

Gov. Crist Calls for Investigation into Caregiver Screening

Kudos to the Sun Sentinel for bringing inadequate employment screening for daycare and senior care workers to light. Their in depth article has apparently caught the attention of Govenor Crist who…

Sandy Grinnell, Staff Contributor

Florida Has Weak Protection Laws for Our Seniors

The Orlando Sentinel has an excellent article today on the pitfalls of the state of Florida’s control over who is taking care of the elderly in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult…

Mike Damaso

Alleged Abuse at Pathways to Care in Casselberry

The Channel 9 Eyewitness News website is reporting allegations that an employee of Pathways to Care in Casselberry has been using illegal drugs and abusing patients. The assisted living facility worker is being accused of smoking crack cocaine on the property, stealing prescription medications, and verbally abusing residents.Channel 9 attempted to get a statement from the head nurse at the…

Diego Madrigal

Nursing Home Patient Had Maggots In His Eyes

A nursing home patient who was brought to the hospital with maggots in his eyes and an infected breathing tube died. The Attorney General’s office is investigating possible neglect or abuse directed at the man. The man was a resident at University Center West in Deland when he was taken to the hospital with these horrible conditions. He was later moved to a hospital in Jacksonville where he…

Ed Normand

Shocking Nursing Home Abuse

Right here in Central Florida we have another example of inhumane treatment at a nursing home. The list of alleged abuses is sickening:One resident suffered with an untreated impacted bowel for three weeks until her death.A resident with Alzheimer’s fell out of bed. She called for help for an hour until she crawled to a phone and called 911. Firefighters rescued her and found the 3 nursing home…

Sandy Grinnell, Staff Contributor

Nursing Homes May Be Reimbursed for Employee Screening

A bill submitted by U.S. Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) will allow Medicare and Medicaid to pay long term care facilities for the background check of applicants for hire. It also provides for a centralized database from all states from which the background checks can be made. The Patient Safety and Abuse Prevention Act of 2007, which is supported by the American Health Care Association, would allow…