“We are disgusted and outraged at the clear neglect and lack of care for our most vulnerable at a Hollywood nursing home. The NAACP continues to fight ensuring African-Americans and other people of color have optimal health outcomes and access to timely, quality and affordable health care. This tragic situation raises many questions and we demand answers.
A comprehensive investigation from both law enforcement and our state health agencies will provide answers we all need to understand what happened. We call on the Governor and members of the Florida Legislature to mandate that all nursing homes statewide be required to have a generator. We also call for additional oversight and enforcement from the Florida Department of Children and Families and the Agency for Health Care Administration. These measures will provide an additional safety net for our seniors, individuals with disabilities and all patients in these facilities,” says Adora Obi Nweze, President of NAACP Florida State Conference and member of the National Board of Directors.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. For more information on the NAACP Florida State Conference, please visit www.FLNAACP.com or email info@FLNAACP.com.