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Scabies Puts ALF on Hot Seat

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration is reopening its investigation of a St. Petersburg assisted living facility after getting new complaints that executives took too long to address a possible scabies outbreak, the Tampa Bay Timesreports. 
Inspired Living at Ivy Ridge, which specializes in caring for patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia, treated its 60 residents for scabies as a preventative measure after the one resident tested positive for the condition, the Times reports. 
However, several families say that they struggled to get the facility to act sooner as many patients were diagnosed by outside physicians before the case was confirmed by the facility, according to the Times

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