Florida nursing-care centers and their residents have seen more than their share of hurricane seasons, but few have carried the wallop we all experienced last year.
Florida’s nursing home industry is populated by hundreds of excellent centers staffed by thousands of dedicated, caring professionals. It’s unfortunate, but inevitable, that they will get painted with the same negative brush when one facility fails to meet the high standards we set for ourselves. It is grossly unfair, however, for that challenge to be exacerbated by misleading news reporting that inaccurately suggests the long term care profession actively blocked reforms that could have saved lives.
We all want our loved ones to get the very best care when they no longer can live on their own and instead need the care that only a nursing home can provide.