LeadingAge Florida Lauds Governor DeSantis for Protecting Vital Long Term Care Funding in Florida Leads Budget Proposal

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TALLAHASSEE— LeadingAge Florida applauds Governor Ron DeSantis’ decision to preserve the $105 million Medicaid increase for nursing homes announced today in his Florida Leads budget recommendations for FY 2021-2022. The increase was passed during the 2020 legislative session.

“Long term care staff continues to work around the clock to protect residents in their community,” said Steve Bahmer, LeadingAge Florida President and CEO. “This funding will help ensure Florida’s seniors continue to have access to the highest quality of care and offset some of the additional costs that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“We know that the Governor was faced with a number of difficult decisions and we are grateful for his continued support in putting Florida’s seniors first.”