Florida's nursing homes provide important health care services to nearly 71,000 frail elders and individuals with disabilities who need complex medical care, 24 hours a day, and provide thousands of vital, private-sector jobs in our state. Help Safeguard Our Seniors who can no longer care for themselves.Take Action
Stable Medicaid funding for nursing facilities ensures future access to vital services and helps providers enhance recruitment efforts to attract quality workers to care for the elderly and individuals with disabilities, 60 percent of who rely on Medicaid as their health care safety net. Today, facilities are losing nearly $550,000 annually due to chronic Medicaid underfunding.
As the state continues to grow back its revenues, we're asking lawmakers to begin restoring Medicaid funding that has been cut from nursing home quality care over the past several years. Click "Find Resources" below for resources to help you educate your legislator and/or member of the media.