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Florida Health Care Association Unveils 2022 Legislative Priorities

With the Florida Legislature kicking off its regular session this week, on Monday, the Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) released its priorities , with a focus on ensuring that Florida’s elders have access to...

FHCA Warns Legislators About Long-Term Care Facilities’ Worsening Workforce and Economic Crisis

This week, Emmett Reed, the CEO of the Florida Health Care Association (FHCA), told the Florida House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee that, almost two years into the pandemic, chronic staffing shortages, ongoing costs to...
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Florida Health Care Association Announces Legislative Priorities for Long Term Care

Topping the list of priorities are protecting the 2020-2021 Medicaid funding increase, enacting COVID liability protections for long term care, and addressing long term care centers’ workforce challenges by making the Personal Care Attendant Program permanent.
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Florida Can Expect Fewer Travelers, More Caution at Long-Term Care Centers This Thanksgiving

AAA released a report this week which expects 50.6 million Americans--down from 56 million last year--will travel this Thanksgiving, including around 2.76 million residents of the Sunshine State, down from 2.91 million in 2019. 
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Ron DeSantis Names Task Force to Explore the Safe and Limited Re-Opening of Long-Term...

Members of the task force will work together to develop guidelines on how to safely allow family members to visit their loved ones in Florida’s long-term care facilities where visitation has been prohibited since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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FHCA: Florida Long Term Care COVID-19 Response Significantly Better than National Average

A new report from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shows that Florida is well below the national average in the per-capita number of nursing home cases and deaths among both nursing homes residents and staff. Even though it is the nation's third most populous state with one of the highest shares of at-risk older residents, Florida does not fall within the 10 highest states for total cases among nursing home residents.
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Leaders of Florida’s Business, Healthcare Communities Want State to Get Ready for Hurricane Dorian

On Wednesday, the Florida Chamber of Commerce activated its Hurricane Center which it defined as “a one-stop storm preparation center for families, businesses and visitors.”
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