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.
With coronavirus cases surging in Florida nursing homes, assisted living facilities, group homes and other long-term care facilities, families throughout the Sunshine State are facing difficult questions.
Eldercare facilities represent 40 percent or more of COVID-19 deaths, despite representing less than 1 percent of all Floridians.
Seniors living with dementia and struggling with social isolation who may need some music to get through self quarantine could receive some help thanks to a new initiative by the Florida Alzheimer's Association and the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
AARP Florida agradece al gobernador Ron DeSantis por divulgar nombres de centros de atención para ancianos con casos de coronavirus
Jeff Johnson, Director Estatal de Florida de AARP, respaldó hoy la reciente acción del Gobernador Ron DeSantis para identificar los nombres de los centros de atención a largo plazo de Florida que han tenido hasta la fecha casos positivos de coronavirus.
AARP Florida Thanks Gov. Ron DeSantis for Releasing Names of Elder-Care Facilities with Coronavirus Cases
AARP Florida has strongly advocated for release of this information and sent a legal memorandum to the governor’s office April 15 urging this action.
AARP Florida Calls for Transparency and Non-Discriminatory Practices for Healthcare Response for all Floridians
AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson issued the following statement calling on Florida state elected leaders, health care and medical providers and state agencies to ensure transparency and fairness of care when deciding policy and protocols on how to administer care and testing for Floridians during the current Coronavirus crisis or any emergency situation
If you have a spouse, sibling, parent, or other loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility in Florida, you may be worried about their safety and well-being because of the coronavirus pandemic. AARP has consulted with leading experts on long-term care facilities like nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
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