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.
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 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.
Florida Tops the Nation in the Percent of Nursing Homes with New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Among Staff
New AARP report shows 40.3% of Florida’s nearly 700 nursing homes reported new staff cases of COVID-19 in the four weeks ending July 18, 2021
AARP Florida and the Alzheimer’s Association Florida chapters have teamed up to spread awareness about the needs of caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s, educate about the risks and prevention of the disease as well as share the latest breakthroughs in dementia research.
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