Appoint strong, independent voice for seniors

Appoint strong, independent voice for seniors

he one advocacy program for the 150,000 seniors living in assisted living facilities, nursing homesand adult family-care homes is badly broken. To restore its credibility, Gov. Rick Scott needs to appoint a leader who will demonstrate the courage needed to give voice to the voiceless.

The top job of the Florida Long Term Care Ombudsman is vacant. The man appointed to lead the office — someone whose name was put forward by the long-term care industry itself — was placed on “indefinite leave” earlier this month after the state Department of Elderly Affairs began investigating him for undisclosed allegations.

Read more by clicking here: http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-08-19/news/fl-editorial-ombudsman-dl-20130819_1_state-ombudsman-nursing-homes-elder-affairs-secretary