JAN 24, 2022
The percent of Florida nursing home residents receiving the extra shot jumps eight percentage points in the four weeks ending Dec. 19, 2021
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.
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A study published last month by the Journal of American Medical Association says of the 54,095 nursing home residents in Florida when Irma struck, more than half of residents experienced power loss after the hurricane, which was associated with an increased odds of mortality within days after the storm.
Through his leadership, Florida expanded access to homebound vaccination, championed AARP Age-Friendly projects and created lasting partnerships that will benefit older adults for years to come. We wish him a happy and healthy retirement and look forward continuing our meaningful work with the Department of Elder Affairs.
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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