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12 FHCA Members Earn Governor’s Gold Seal Award

Governor Ron DeSantis recently approved 12 FHCA members for the Governor’s Gold Seal Award for Excellence in Long-Term Care. The Governor’s Gold Seal Award recognizes Florida nursing centers that demonstrate excellence in long term care over a sustained period while promoting the stability of the profession and facilitating the physical, social, and emotional well-being of nursing center residents.

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FHCA Statement on Review of Governor’s Proposed Budget

“As the House and Senate Appropriations Committees begin to consider the Governor’s budget recommendations, it’s crucial that lawmakers don’t overlook the tens of thousands of seniors living in our state’s nursing centers. Florida is a leader in quality care for our most fragile residents, and legislators must ensure we stay that way by properly funding nursing centers to allow them…

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Monticello Certified Nursing Assistant Wins Statewide Award

Florida Health Care Association is pleased to recognize Tiwana Mutch-Miller, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Brynwood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Monticello, Fla., as the 2019 winner of FHCA’s CNA Essay Contest, earning her a $500 cash prize

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FHCA Statement on Nursing Home Generator Status

The overwhelming majority of Florida’s nursing homes are in compliance with the requirements of the law, and most of those – more than 82% – already have permanent or temporary generators ON-SITE that can keep residents cool and safe. Full compliance relies on many organizations required for permitting and regulatory approval and we’re looking to those partners to help us…

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Coalition for Silver Solutions Address Elder-Care Issues, Unveil Legislative Priorities at Silver Summit

The Coalition for Silver Solutions, an alliance of four Florida organizations focused on the long-term care of the state’s aging population, today unveiled its 2020 legislative recommendations at a Silver Summit in Central Florida. AARP, the Florida Health Care Association (FHCA), LeadingAge Florida, and 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East convened with leaders of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration…

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Statement from Emmett Reed, Florida Health Care Association Executive Director, on Hurricane Dorian Preparations

The Florida Health Care Association is actively preparing and planning for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian, and our members are activating their emergency plans as appropriate. Our team is in constant communication with long term care facilities in the areas that could potentially be affected by the storm, and we are coordinating efforts with federal, state, and local authorities as…

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Governor DeSantis Addresses FHCA Membership, Legislative Champions Announced

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently addressed more than 800 long term care professionals gathered in Orlando for Florida Health Care Association’s (FHCA) 2019 Annual Conference & Trade Show. Governor DeSantis opened FHCA’s annual Membership Meeting during the week-long event, which brought together long term care executives, nursing center and assisted living facility administrators, nurses and others working in the profession…

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Florida Health Care Association Elects 2019-2020 Officers

Florida Health Care Association (FHCA), the statewide trade association which represents over 82% (550+) of Florida nursing centers and over 1,100 professional members, recently elected its 2019-2020 officers. Alex Terentev, Director of Operations for Gulf Coast Health Care, was re-elected President of FHCA and vowed to continue FHCA’s mission of advancing the quality of services, image, professional development and financial…

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The Villages Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Lady Lake Earns AHCA/NCAL 2019 Gold National Quality Award

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) has announced that The Villages Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Lady Lake is one of just five long term and post-acute care providers nationwide to earn the 2019 Gold – Excellence in Quality Award. The Gold Award is the final of three distinct levels possible through the AHCA/NCAL…

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Florida Leads Nation in Earning National Distinction for Achievements in Delivering Quality Care

Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) is pleased to recognize 18 skilled nursing centers and two assisted living facility members across Florida which earned a 2019 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). Florida earned more Silver National Quality Awards than any other state in this award cycle, with…

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FHCA Members Earn Governor’s Gold Seal Award

Governor Ron DeSantis recently approved three FHCA members for the Governor’s Gold Seal Award for Excellence in Long-Term Care. These centers were recognized for demonstrating excellence in long term care over a sustained period while promoting the stability of the profession and facilitating the physical, social, and emotional well-being of nursing center residents.

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