LeadingAge Florida applauds Governor Ron DeSantis’ decision to preserve the $105 million Medicaid increase for nursing homes announced today in his Florida Leads budget recommendations for FY 2021-2022. The increase was passed during the 2020 legislative session.
“Long term care staff continues to work around the clock to protect residents in their community,” said Steve Bahmer, LeadingAge Florida President and CEO. “This funding will help ensure Florida’s seniors continue to have access to the highest quality of care and offset some of the additional costs that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“We know that the Governor was faced with a number of difficult decisions and we are grateful for his continued support in putting Florida’s seniors first.”
For more than 57 years, LeadingAge Florida has been the state’s leading advocate for high-quality senior living, aging services and care. We are the only statewide association representing the full continuum of care for seniors. The Association provides up-to-date regulatory information, a wide variety of educational opportunities, representation before the Legislature and government agencies, group purchasing services, and opportunities for networking with peers to help member communities best serve the needs of Florida’s senior population.