Florida’s Advocate for Long Term Care
Providers and the Elders They Serve

Statement of FHCA on the Appointment of Florida's Long Term Care Ombudsman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 27, 2011
Contact: Kristen Knapp, APR
(850) 701-3530 or kknapp@fhca.org

TALLAHASSEE, FL- The Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) commended the appointment of Jim Crochet as the Director of the Florida Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, citing his years’ of experience working with Florida’s long term care community and his understanding of the care needs of our state’s most vulnerable seniors.

“Speaking on behalf of those who provide quality long term care for current and future generations, we applaud DOEA Interim Secretary Charles Corley’sappointment to lead the Florida Long Term Care Ombudsmen,” stated Emmett Reed, Executive Director of FHCA, Florida’s first and largest advocacy organization for long term care providers and the frail elders they serve. “Jim Crochet has a longstanding history of being accessible and fair when it comes to working with the long term care community. We look forward to working collaboratively with him and continuing our open dialogue with the Office of the Ombudsman to help ensure continued quality long term care for Florida’s aging population.”

 

ABOUT THE FLORIDA HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION

The Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) is a federation which serves nearly 1,000 members and represents over 500 long term care facilities that provide skilled nursing, post-acute and sub-acute care, short-term rehab, assisted living and other services to the frail elderly and individuals with disabilities in Florida. The mission of FHCA is to advance the quality of services, image, professional development and financial stability of its members. As Florida's first and largest advocacy organization for long term care providers and the elderly they serve, the Association has worked diligently since 1954 to assist its members with continuously improving quality of care and quality of life for the state’s growing elder care population. For more information about the Florida Health Care Association, visit www.fhca.org.

 

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