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New Florida State Long-Term Care Ombudsmen is Interviewed on Nursing Home Deaths Due to COVID-19

July 29, 2020

After leaving the position unfilled for 10 months, five of them through a pandemic that has killed 2,557 in Florida long-term care, Florida has hired Michael Phillips as the new permanent State Long-Term Care Ombudsman to advocate for nursing home residents. Phillips previously served as the Ombudsman program’s regional manager for the district stretching from Pensacola to Jacksonville.

Texas Ombudsman, Greg Shelley, is Interviewed on COVID-19 Nursing Home Data

July 28, 2020

The Houston Chronicle featured a story on coronavirus case data in nursing homes. New data was released by the state of Texas showing how many residents and staff had been infected in individual nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The move to disclose the data increased transparency that advocates and relatives had long demanded.

Pennsylvania State Ombudsman, Margaret Barajas, is Interviewed on Stimulus Checks

July 27, 2020

Pennsylvania State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Margaret Barajas, is interviewed by KDKA CBS Pittsburgh on nursing homes that are not giving residents their stimulus checks and instead are using them to pay bills and debt owed to the facility.

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