APR 5, 2021
Tell your State Senator and State House of Representative member to protect nursing home residents by voting ‘No’ on SB 1132/HB 485.
MAR 25, 2021
Our new report shows that nearly all Florida voters 50+ agree that highly-trained, well-paid care for nursing home residents is extremely important. Additionally, voters oppose legislation that would allow Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) to replace Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) in nursing homes, lowering the quality of care.
MAR 15, 2021
For those with a spouse, sibling, parent, or other loved one in a nursing home, AARP Florida strongly encourages you to ask your loved one’s facility key questions to help keep them safe, connected, and informed.
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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.
Living an active lifestyle is important at any time but especially with so many people feeling isolated amid the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why AARP in Tampa Bay is sponsoring a free Zoom health and wellness series to help people stay connected safely.
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While opening up eligibility is a positive and much-needed step in this process, AARP believes that now is the time to double down on efforts to reach vaccine seekers who face technology and/or mobility challenges. For this vaccination effort to succeed, no willing vaccine seeker can be left behind or forgotten.
AARP Florida is encouraged by Sen. Bean’s remarks today to members of the Senate Health Policy Committee regarding his intention to continue listening to stakeholders and working together to address AARP’s concerns with SB 1132.
A proposed bill in the Florida Legislature would allow nursing homes to substitute that care with Personal Care Assistants, who receive only 8 hours total training
We are encouraged by the optimistic statements from Governor DeSantis that indicate vaccines may soon be available to all Floridians. The past year is proof that our state, our communities and our people are resilient, and we will finish this figh
The latest release of AARP's Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard shows that both cases and deaths in nursing homes fell in the four weeks ending February 14. Although these rates are declining, new infections and deaths in Florida nursing homes are still higher than they were at the start of summer 2020.
During these critical times, it is important that we do what we can to seek healthy behaviors. We can help each other thrive … even amid quarantine and physical distancing which can contribute to feelings of social isolation. Healthy living means we take care of ourselves and practice brain health, exercise, and healthy eating.
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