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Nursing Home Injury Laws: Florida

Nursing Home Injury Laws: FloridaNumber of nursing homes in Florida: 673

Patients living in Florida nursing homes: 71,373

Occupancy rates of Florida nursing homes: 87.8%

Average number of deficiencies at each Florida nursing home: 10.7

Percent of Florida nursing homes with serious deficiencies for actual harm to patient: 8.2%

Most common deficiencies at Florida nursing homes: Professional Standards, Food Sanitation, Comprehensive Care Plans

Distribution of ownership of Florida nursing homes: 71 % for profit,  26% non profit, 2 % government

Most populated cities in Florida: Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Tallahasse

Staffing levels at Florida nursing homes (daily hours): Above average,  4.6 total staff,  1.6 licensed nurse

**Data based upon 2009 CMS data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service

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