As a nursing home abuse lawyer representing residents and their families in Charlotte and Sarasota Counties, I frequently review the local nursing home inspection reports that are published following each nursing home investigation. Between April 4th and April 7th, 2016, the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration Conducted an unannounced survey investigation at Consulate Health Care of Port Charlotte, a nursing home located at 18480 Cochran Boulevard, Port Charlotte, Florida 33948. At the conclusion of this investigation, Consulate Health Care of Port Charlotte was cited in violation of the federal Nursing Home Reform Act for:
Failing to adequately assess and develop care plans with measurable goals and interventions to address activities of daily living for residents. (F-Tag 279).
Failing to ensure that residents reviewed for urinary incontinence received care and services to restore as much normal bladder function as possible. (F-Tag 315).
Failing to ensure that the facility is free of medication error rates of five percent (5%) or greater. (F-Tag 332).
Failing to ensure that expired medications and biologicals are removed from supply. (F-Tag 431).
Failing to establish and maintain an Infection Control Program by failing to prevent the possibility of contamination of sterile and non-sterile resident care products. (F-Tag 441).
Failing to maintain clinical records on each resident in accordance with accepted professional standards and practices that are complete, accurately documented, readily accessible and systematically organized. (F-Tag 514).
In addition to these deficiencies, Consulate Health Care of Port Charlotte was also cited in violation of Florida law for failing to provide adequate and appropriate healthcare to its residents.
Nursing homes like Consulate Health Care of Port Charlotte 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. I concentrate my law practice in representing victims of elder abuse.
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