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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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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Highlights & Next Steps: 6th Annual World Elder Abuse Day

On June 15th, people around the world wore purple, demonstrating a strong solidarity for ending elder abuse and neglect in homes, senior care facilities, workplaces, communities, and families.

This year, the official WEAAD (World Elder Abuse Awareness Day) international event ...

 
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Elder Abuse on the Rise

It's not the easiest topic to think about, but it's one that cannot be avoided. Elder abuse is becoming all too common, and sadly, I'm sure that the cases we hear about are just the tip of the iceberg.

On March 11th In Huntington Beach, CA, the live-in caretaker of an 84-year-old woman was charged with financial elder abuse, grand theft, identity theft, vehicle theft, fraud and forgery. At a ...

 
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