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Bipartisan Support for Measures to Keep Florida Nursing Home Residents Safe

Long-Term Care In Nursing Homes: 2021 AARP Survey of Florida Registered Voters Ages 50 and Older

Nearly all Florida voters 50-plus (96%) believe it is extremely or very important for nursing home residents to receive quality care. 

There is currently a proposal in Florida’s state legislature to permanently allow Personal Care Assistants (PCAs) to replace the work of Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) in nursing homes. However, seven in ten voters oppose this proposal.  

Nearly nine in ten Florida voters 50-plus support providing a living wage to paid caregivers who work in nursing homes and care for residents.

Nearly all Florida voters 50-plus support making sure nursing home residents and their family can hold nursing homes and other long-term care facilities accountable through the courts for neglect, mistreatment, or abuse.  

Methodology

This AARP survey of 1,000 Florida registered voters ages 50 and older unlocks the opinions of older Florida residents on long-term care in nursing homes.  

For more information, please contact Terri Guengerich at tguengerich@aarp.org. For media inquiries, please contact media@aarp.org.

Suggested citation:

Guengerich, Terri. Long-Term Care In Nursing Homes: 2021 AARP Survey of Florida Registered Voters Ages 50 and Older. Washington, DC: AARP Research, March 2021. https://doi.org/10.26419/res.00449.003

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