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FHCA Supports Florida’s Long Term Care Centers As They Prepare for Hurricane Ian

With Hurricane Ian targeting Florida’s Gulf Coast, the FHCA today reassured Floridians that its members are actively implementing their emergency response plans to protect their vulnerable residents.  Member nursing centers are currently engaging in preparedness tasks, including fuel checks and generator preparations, disaster planning, emergency supply restocks, facility hardening, and continual communication with appropriate outside partners and contacts.

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Anita Faulmann of Excelsior Care Group Elected President of FHCA

FHCA has elected Anita Faulmann of Tampa as President of the Association. Faulmann is Regional Director of Operations for Excelsior Care Group, which manages four skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities across Florida. As President, Faulmann will lead the Association’s 30-member Board of Directors and will focus her term on growing the next generation of long term care leaders. “Each of…

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FHCA Kicks Off Annual Conference in Orlando

FHCA today kicked off its 2022 Annual Conference & Trade Show, which will provide hundreds of attendees the opportunity to hear from state and national leaders about their profession. The five-day FHCA Annual Conference, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, brings together nearly 1,000 long term care executives, nursing center and assisted living facility administrators, nurses, and others working in the…

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Florida’s 2022 AHCA/NCAL Silver National Quality Award Recipients Announced

FHCA is pleased to announce that six member nursing centers have earned the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) 2022 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award. With this announcement, Florida now has a total of 105 centers that have achieved the Silver Quality Award, far exceeding any other state in the country.

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Florida’s 2022 AHCA/NCAL Bronze National Quality Award Recipients Announced

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) has announced that 13 Florida skilled nursing centers and 1 assisted living facility are recipients of the 2022 Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award. These 14 Florida recipients, all of them Florida Health Care Association members, are among the 180 long term care providers in 40 states that…

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Florida Health Care Association Commends Governor DeSantis for Prioritizing Florida’s Nursing Centers in State Budget

The Florida Health Care Association today applauded Governor DeSantis for prioritizing Florida’s nursing centers and their residents in the state budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. The budget includes a 7.8% increase in Medicaid reimbursement for nursing centers, will allow nursing centers to increase their employee pay and will also help address the nursing shortage through an allocation of $120…

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FHCA Prepares Nursing Centers for 2022 Hurricane Season

With hurricane season fast approaching, FHCA today released storm response plans for long term care facilities, designed to ensure that the association’s more than 600 nursing centers are fully prepared and capable to handle the upcoming season. The plans are designed to ensure safety for Florida’s nearly 70,000 nursing center residents and the staff who care for them, as well…

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FHCA Applauds Legislature for Funding the Front Line of Care in State Budget

FHCA today applauded the Florida Legislature for prioritizing Florida’s long term caregivers and the residents entrusted to their care. Specifically, the state budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year includes a 7.8% increase in Medicaid reimbursement for nursing centers, which amounts to an additional $293 million in funding – approximately $419,000 per care center.

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FHCA Thanks Florida Legislature for Prioritizing Nursing Center Residents’ Needs with Passage of HB 1239, Urges Governor to Sign Into Law

FHCA today thanked the Florida Legislature for passing HB 1239, which will modernize nursing center staffing so residents can receive more of the specialized care they need. The legislation would allow the work of highly-trained specialists to be added to the activities of other long term facility staff in meeting staffing standards.

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FHCA Commends Senate Committee for Putting Nursing Center Residents at the Center of Care

FHCA is grateful to Senators Passidomo and Albritton for their leadership on this commonsense legislation, which will strengthen providers’ ability to meet the unique care needs of Florida’s aging seniors and individuals with disabilities. This legislation reflects the commitment of state leaders to support Florida’s nursing centers as they continue working to overcome historic staffing challenges.

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