Florida Health Care Association members continue to do an excellent job with educating legislators and political candidates about the important work they do. For the past several months, FHCA members have hosted over 100 facility tours, connecting legislators and candidates with residents and staff so they can see, first hand, the high-quality care being delivered and how dynamic facilities have become in serving the needs of both short and long term care patients.
Last Friday, John Couriel, Republican candidate for Senate District 35, visited Berkshire Manor in North Miami, giving administrator JeNell Shephard and the staff an excellent opportunity to showcase the award-worthy quality care the facility is delivering.
Florida Presbyterian Homes in Lakeland, which is preparing to open a new assisted living facility, hosted Representatives Kelli Stargel and Seth McKeel, as well as representatives from the Pioneer Network and other long term care stakeholder groups. Administrator Maria Rivera, Executive Director John Hehn, together with FPH Chair Harry Pettit and other staff, joined these special visitors for a discussion of senior care issues. They also enjoyed lunch in one of the new family-style kitchen and dining areas in the new building.