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FHCA Statement on Governor Signing Budget

“FHCA appreciates the Governor for signing a budget that makes the quality care of our frailest elders a priority. The nearly $130 million in increased Medicaid funding for nursing homes included in the budget will support facilities as they continue making measurable improvements to residents' health and well-being. 

The budget will also help to continue  improving the quality of life for nursing home residents by increasing their personal needs allowance which helps pay for personal items like beauty services, clothing, and other personal items.

Florida is a national leader in providing long term care services and supports to its senior population.  On behalf of the thousands of long term caregivers working in our member centers, we commend Governor Scott for signing a budget that ensure nursing homes can achieve their goals of providing exceptional care and services to our state’s seniors and people with disabilities,” said Emmett Reed, FHCA Executive Director.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kristen Knapp, APR
FHCA Director of Communications
kknapp@fhca.org or (850) 701-3530