As a local nursing home abuse lawyer, I examine complaint and annual surveys of area nursing homes. If you are in the process of selecting a nursing home in Port Charlotte or Punta Gorda, Florida, you should be aware that the State of Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration regulates nursing homes and conducts annual surveys and complaint investigations. Those nursing homes with a pattern of problems are often placed on the state’s “Nursing Home Watch List.”
On December 14 through December 17, 2015, the State of Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration conducted an unannounced investigation at Charlotte Harbor Healthcare, which is located at 4000 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte, Florida 33980. At that time, state investigators cited Charlotte Harbor Healthcare for failing to meet the guidelines set forth under the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 signed into law by President Ronald Reagan as well as state regulations. Those citations of deficiencies against Charlotte Harbor Healthcare included:
F 253 Failing to provide housekeeping and maintenance services necessary to maintain a sanitary, orderly and comfortable interior.
F 371 Failing to ensure that staff followed hand washing procedures during the provision of meal service and before and after handling non-sanitary items.
N 111 Failing to maintain the facility in good repair and in a clean and sanitary manner.
Nursing homes like Charlotte Harbor Healthcare are required to comply with the above provisions that are contained within the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 in exchange for receiving taxpayer money through Medicare and Medicaid. Nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer, James Keim, seeks to hold those nursing homes accountable for the serious harm they cause by failing to follow the law and neglecting and abusing the most frail and vulnerable citizens in Florida which they are obligated to protect. If you have questions about a Florida nursing home or wish to discuss a potential case of abuse and neglect with a local nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer who has evaluated hundreds of claims, please feel free to call me, James Keim, Attorney at Law at (941) 426-7900. I always provide a free consultation and personally handle every case, and you will not be passed off to some middleman or junior level associate. All cases are handled on a contingency fee and cost basis. This means that you pay no fee or costs unless we obtain a settlement, award or verdict.
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