Press Releases

Governor DeSantis Should Include Caregivers on LTC Task Force

Statement from 1199SEIU’s Roxey Nelson Calling on Governor DeSantis to Include Caregivers on LTC Task Force “Nursing home caregivers have the biggest role and second biggest stake in long-term care policies (LTC) in Florida, (right behind the residents who live …

Report Finds Some FL Nursing Homes Violating Staffing Law Along with High Usage of Antipsychotic Drugs on Seniors

MIAMI – 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East Florida (1199SEU Florida) today released a study that examines nursing home chain Consulate Health Care’s track record of federal and state fines and below-average care that has put the health of seniors and people living with a disability at risk.

Media Availability: Caregivers to Share Stories on Detrimental Cuts to Bedside Care

Tallahassee, Florida – The budget cuts to bedside care in nursing homes, passed last year, have impacted thousands of nursing homes residents – putting their lives in danger. Healthcare workers, families, advocates and retirees will travel to the Capitol to tell the stories of increased falls, infection and bedsores and ask lawmakers to restore the budget cuts.

PRESS RELEASE: Caregivers Announce Campaign to Protect Florida’s Elderly and Disabled from July 1 Staffing Cutbacks

Miami, FL – With a new state law taking effect today that rolls back a landmark safe staffing law for nursing homes, caregivers from across the state announced the launch of a new campaign to protect Florida’s elderly and disabled. The top priorities of the campaign: provide quality care guidelines to residents and family members on how to report to the Agency for Healthcare Administration incidents of diminished care due to staffing cuts and inform elected officials that a nursing home in their district is sacrificing care, hold out-of-touch Tallahassee politicians and nursing home companies accountable, and overturn the Florida legislature’s roll-back of safe staffing levels.

PRESS RELEASE: Concerned Caregivers Petition Florida Nursing Home Operators to Maintain Safe Staffing Despite Roll Back of Landmark Law

Miami, FL – On behalf of nursing home residents, caregivers in 40 nursing homes in Florida today announced the delivery of 3,000 workers’ signatures to nursing home administrators urging them to keep bedside safe staffing levels in place and ignore the roll-back passed by the Florida Legislature. The proposed roll-back, which poses a serious threat to the health and safety of elderly and disabled nursing home residents, will be implemented when the state’s 2011-2012 budget takes effect July 1.