New Assisted Living Categories Proposed in Florida

The state of Florida is tackling a very difficult issue in response to the rising number of incidents over the years of physical abuse and neglect occurring in assisted living communities. In a recent article, Alfa.org reports the Florida ...

 
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Nursing Homes Needed at Florida Retirement Community

A popular retirement community that spans three counties in Florida has a need for nursing home beds, says this Orlando Sentinel news article.

Legislation has been proposed to “allow developers of the community with 100,000 residents to build nursing homes...despite ...

 
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Why New Florida Assisted Living Changed Plans

The neighbors. That’s the main reason that plans are currently on hold for a new multi-million dollar assisted living facility in Titusville, Florida.

According to this Florida Today news article, the man behind the plans is Dr. Ramesh Mathur, ...

 
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Best Cities for Senior Living

It’s not all about Florida anymore. A new USA Today article shares the results of a national survey, which points to the Midwest as the latest retirement hot spot. From Omaha, Nebraska, to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, these are ...

 
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Atria Senior Living Friends Making a Difference

Volunteering does a body good. Good friends Harold Meininger and Eddie Welch, residents at an Atria Senior Living community in Florida, know this firsthand.

Welch is 74 and Meininger is 96; both are active volunteers within the assisted living community they call ...

 
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Update on Assisted Living in Florida: Advocates Under Attack

In late September, following closure of some of state’s worst assisted living homes, the Florida Senate issued a report demanding “stronger enforcement of regulations” to better protect residents of these care facilities from abuse and neglect.

Although the report ...

 
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Florida Senate Report Demands Assisted Living Regulation Overhaul

In July, we reported on Florida’s assisted living regulation woes, announcing Governor Rick Scott’s appointment of a task force to work on troubled facilities where abuse, neglect, and questionable deaths had been reported.

Florida was one of many ...

 
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Xtreme Dream: 61 year old Diana Nyad prepares to swim from Florida to Cuba

Very soon, when the weather conditions are right, long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, 61, will swim 103 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. She first attempted it almost 33 years ago, but was blown off course by a strong northeasterly wind.

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In Florida Assisted Living, Classmates Reunite 70 Years Later

You never know who you might run into in assisted living.

That’s what Sol Harris, 90, and Florence Seussman, 89, found out two years ago, while engaging in an activity at Brighton Gardens at Stratford Court Boca Pointe (an assisted living ...

 
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Task Force to Aid Florida’s Troubled Assisted Living Facilities

Although among the first states to create legislation and enforce regulations to ensure quality care for residents of their assisted living communities, Florida has been making headlines in recent weeks for a number of serious neglect and abuse cases – and ...

 
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