Guest will be: Carole Herman – President and Founder of FATE -Foundation on Aiding the Elderly, (blogs in the Huffington Post).
Discussion first hour will be the FS 400.0238 Punitive Damage Limitations and FS 400.0239 Quality of Long Term Care Facility Improvement Trust Fund. The Estate of George A. Dahmer aka Former Pro Wrestler Chief White Owl – Plantiff’s wife mandated to pay 50% of Punitive Damages to Agency for Health Care Administration for Quality of Long Term Care Facility Improvement Trust Fund. Family was not notified until 7 years later. No Jurors, Family members, or anyone in court was notified of the Civil Money Penalty Projects back in a Jury Trail in Nov-2012. Nursing Homes can apply for Grants to improve their care facilities. States that are included in CMS- Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services
Grants are Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
FS 400.0238 Punitive Damages Limitations.
This section is remedial in nature and shall take effect upon becoming a law.
FS 400.0239 Quality of Long Term Care Facility Improvement Trust Fund
(a) Development and operation of a mentoring program, in consultation with the Department of Health and the Department of Elderly Affairs, for increasing the competence, professionalism, and career preparation of long-term care facility direct care staff, including nurses, nursing assistants, and social service and dietary personnel.
(b) Development and implementation of specialized training programs for long-term care facility personnel who provide direct care for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, residents at risk of developing pressure sores, and residents with special nutrition and hydration needs.
(c) Addressing areas of deficient practice identified through regulation or state monitoring.
(d) Provision of economic and other incentives to enhance the stability and career development of the nursing home direct care workforce, including paid sabbaticals for exemplary direct care career staff to visit facilities throughout the state to train and motivate younger workers to commit to careers in long-term care.
Founded on August 20, 1984 http://www.4fate.org
FATE’s mission is to assure our elders are treated with care, dignity and the utmost respect during their final years in long-term care facilities. For the last 32 years the objective of the Foundation Aiding the Elderly (FATE) is to serve as a voice for patients and to bring about national reforms and enforcement of the laws governing the nursing home industry and its regulatory agencies in order to assure proper care, civil rights and meaningful, dignified life for the elderly in long-term care facilities.
1. Enhance national awareness of the pattern of abuse frequently found in elderly care institutions.
2. Protect the elderly in their remaining years.
3. Initiate advocacy action to improve the care and supervision of the elderly.
4. Report abuse and neglect violations to the appropriate authorities.
5. Follow up to see that corrections and redress occur.
6. Provide a forum to support legal action on behalf of patients and their families.
7. Provide a public service of referrals for senior issues.
8. Provide tools, resources and leadership to other advocacy leaders and groups.
9. Raise funds to help support grass roots advocacy organizations assisting the elderly.
Foundation Aiding the Elderly (FATE) is a Sacramento, California based 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation whose objective is to serve as a voice for patients and to bring about national reforms and enforcement of the laws governing the nursing home industry and its regulatory agencies in order to assure proper care, civil rights and meaningful, dignified life for the elderly in long-term care facilities.
FATE’s Mission is to assure our elders are treated with care, dignity and the utmost respect during their final years when they can no longer take care of themselves.
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