As an experienced local nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer who prosecutes cases against nursing homes in Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Englewood, North Port and throughout much of Florida on behalf of residents and their families, I examine complaint and annual surveys of area nursing homes. If you are in the process of choosing a nursing home in Charlotte County, Sarasota County or Manatee County, 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 October 26 through October 29, 2015, the State of Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration conducted an unannounced investigation at Port Charlotte Rehabilitation Center, which is located at 25325 Rampart Boulevard, Port Charlotte, Florida 33983. At that time, state investigators cited Port Charlotte Rehabilitation Center 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 Port Charlotte Rehabilitation Center included:
F280 Failing to allow a resident and or their family to participate in the care planning process and to develop a comprehensive plan of care.
F282 Failing to ensure that the services provided or arranged by the facility are provided by qualified persons in accordance with each resident’s written plan of care.
F309 Failing to ensure that each resident receives and the facility provides necessary care and services to attain or maintain the highest practicable well-being of each resident in accordance with their plan of care.
F314 Failing to ensure that residents who enter the facility without pressure sores do not develop pressure sores unless the individual’s clinical condition demonstrates that they were unavoidable.
F441 Failing to establish and maintain an Infection Control Program designed to provide a safe, sanitary and comfortable environment and to help prevent the development and transmission of disease and infection.
Nursing homes like Port Charlotte Rehabilitation Center 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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