Florida Department of Elder Affairs

Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice George Labarga is creating a new panel of experts to study the state’s legal guardian system.

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Providing training tools for first responders and continuing efforts to create a dementia-friendly community are among the topics discussed at the first meeting of a local council.

Florida Channel

The head of Florida’s child welfare system gained unanimous approval during his initial Senate confirmation hearing Thursday.

Last year, reports of abuse and neglect in Florida’s assisted living industry prompted Governor Rick Scott to create a task force. The work from that group, coupled with a Grand Jury Report, formed the base of a series of reform bills that died in past legislative session. Now the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and its Secretary Charles Corley are trying to solve the issues by making rules.