Every Minute Counts Campaign Update 2.24.12

Throughout the 2012 Florida legislative session, caregivers, concerned citizens and families with loved ones in a nursing home have been taking action in Tallahassee and across the state to restore the 18 minutes per day of bedside care that was cut for each nursing home resident last year.

Here are some of the milestones of the Every Minute Counts campaign in our effort to protect nursing home residents from life-threatening cuts to bedside care:

  • Over 10,000 people have visited our website EveryMinuteCountsFlorida.org to learn how they can protect their loved one in a nursing home.
  • Over 6,700 Floridians across the state have taken action and signed our Every Minute Counts online petition and pledge cards.
  • Caregivers have visited over 150 legislative offices in Tallahassee and around the state to educate lawmakers on the importance of safe staffing and ask for their support for legislation (SB1332 / HB569) sponsored by Senator Mike Fasano and Representative Mia Jones.
  • The Every Minute Counts Campaign and safe staffing issue has received coverage on over 25 local, state and national television, print, radio and online media outlets.

Throughout the remainder of the 2012 legislative session, the Every Minute Counts campaign will continue raising awareness and pressuring lawmakers to do the right thing by restoring safe staffing and bedside care in nursing homes.

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