JAN 20, 2022
Florida’s nursing home industry is at it again. Florida nursing home owners/operators and executives are pushing legislation that would eliminate minimum nursing staffing standards in facilities. They want to change the math so they can use non-nursing staff to provide direct nursing care to our most vulnerable older adults.
JAN 7, 2022
Gov. Ron Desantis has said the state's goal is to vaccinate most people in its top priority group — including older adults — by February. The vaccine would then become available to more people, likely including essential workers like teachers and police officers.
JAN 10, 2022
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DEC 1, 2021
AARP Florida is bolstering its advocacy efforts on everything from prescription drug prices to caregiving heading into 2022.
Florida continues to rank first in the nation reporting 289 new nursing home resident deaths from COVID-19, up from 237 deaths in the previous month’s report. These new deaths in Florida represent 14 percent of 2,131 total COVID-19 deaths occurring in nursing homes across the United States – a number that nearly doubled nationally since the last report.
Donna Weiner has had more than her share of health challenges. A breast cancer survivor twice over, she also suffers from a damaged and nearly destroyed pituitary gland.
A controversial new state voting law will get its test run next month as more than 50 municipalities across Florida hold local elections under new rules that limit absentee-ballot drop boxes, require more identification to vote by mail and restrict who can drop off ballots.
New AARP report shows 237 resident deaths occurred in Florida’s nursing homes in the four weeks ending August 22, 2021
Each year, AARP celebrates a National Day of Service where staff and volunteers throughout the country commemorate those lost and the benevolence of those who helped on September 11 by engaging in volunteer projects throughout the day.
A settlement agreement was announced by Florida Power & Light (FPL) and filed with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) for four years of pre-approved rate increases totaling $1.53 billion.
AARP Florida Offers Free Online Medicare Webinar Series to Equip Seniors with What They Need to Know When Signing up For Healthcare Insurance
AARP Florida is working with the team at SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) , a program they provide to help seniors understand health insurance information, with a webinar series ahead of the Medicare open enrollment period that opens Oct. 15.
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