Sign the Petition to Restore Bedside Care for Your Loved One in a Nursing Home
As a result of cuts to bedside care and safe staffing in nursing homes, passed by the Florida Legislature and governor in 2011, the health of your loved one could be in serious jeopardy.
Minimum safe staffing and bedside care was cut for each nursing home resident by 18 minutes per day, and as a result of short staffing, we are seeing increases in falls, dangerous infections, painful bedsores and other potentially life-threatening health risks.
If you have a mother, father or spouse in a nursing home, sign this petition urging the Governor and Florida Legislature to support legislation restoring safe staffing levels & bedside care in nursing homes.
Full petition text below:
To the Florida Legislature & Florida Governor:
We, the undersigned, recognize that providing quality health care to seniors and people living with a disability is a cornerstone of what makes Florida great.
We strongly encourage you to restore safe staffing in nursing homes to a minimum weekly average of 2.9 hours of care per resident per day by certified nursing assistants.
Our elected officials need to do the right thing and prioritize quality healthcare for our loved ones by passing legislation that ensures each nursing home resident will have at least the minimum level of care recommended by experts.
One minute could mean the difference between life and death for a loved one, and we need to make sure every minute counts.