WHO: Steve Bahmer, President & CEO of LeadingAge Florida
Kip Corriveau, Director of Mission at Bon Secours
St. Petersburg Health System
Rob Goldstein, Chief Executive Officer of Menorah Manor
Ramsey Geyer, Westminster Woods resident,
FLiCRA Executive Committee member
WHAT: LeadingAge Florida, FLiCRA, & Nursing Home Advocates to Gather to Urge Caution with Proposed PPS Plan
WHERE: Room 333, The Capitol
400 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
WHEN: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
8:30 a.m. EDT
WHY: LeadingAge Florida, FLiCRA, and nursing home advocates oppose the Prospective Payment System model that was included in the budget recommendation adopted by the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, which will be taken up by the full Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
This would negatively affect high-quality nursing homes, threatening the quality of care that is currently delivered by Florida’s nursing homes and devastating many of the state’s four- and five-star providers. This proposal directly impacts Florida’s seniors and could adversely affect the quality of life of residents. The funding in the Senate budget shifts resources from high-quality nursing home communities to primarily lower-quality facilities; under the plan 152 four and five star nursing homes take drastic funding hits while 97 one and two star facilities receive additional funding. This proposal would shift $44 million from care to property.
ABOUT LEADINGAGE FLORIDA
For 54 years, LeadingAge Florida has served as an association of more than 250 mission-driven communities, including many of the highest rated nursing homes affected by the plan inserted into the Senate budget. LeadingAge Florida is proud to serve quality leaders who devote themselves to creating a culture of excellence that motivates and inspires others throughout the aging continuum. LeadingAge Florida’s members are trusted with providing quality care and services to Florida’s seniors. LeadingAge Florida promotes practices that support, enable and empower people to live fully as they age.
Florida Life Care Residents Association (FLiCRA) is a statewide non-profit association of residents living in Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). Under the leadership of volunteer residents and a dedicated staff in Tallahassee, FLiCRA is a recognized voice before the legislature and state regulatory agencies. The mission of FLiCRA is to promote and protect the rights of the 30,000 residents who live in CCRC’s. FLiCRA accomplishes its mission through its relationship with legislators and state agencies.