As a nursing home abuse lawyer who handles cases in Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda, Florida, I routinely receive calls from family members who are searching for a nursing home to place a loved one. If you are in the process of selecting a nursing home in Port Charlotte, 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.”
Signature Healthcare of Port Charlotte, which is located at 4033 Beaver Lane, Port Charlotte, FL 33952, is currently on the State of Florida Nursing Home Watch List. This nursing home has 164 beds and bills each resident a current daily rate charge of $273.00. An annual inspection was performed in conjunction with a complaint investigation on June 13, 2014. At that time, state investigators cited Signature Healthcare of Port Charlotte for failing to meet the guidelines set forth under the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. Those citations of deficiencies against Signature Healthcare of Port Charlotte included, among other things:
F278 – Failing to ensure that the residents’ assessments are accurate and care needs are coordinated with professionals.
F309 – Failing to ensure that residents receive the care necessary to promote their health and well being and highest level of functioning.
F323 – Failing to ensure that the facility is free of accident hazards.
F333 – Failing to ensure that residents are free from medication errors.
F353 – Failing to ensure that the facility is staffed with sufficient numbers of trained staff to meet the individual needs of the nursing home’s residents on a 24 hour basis.
F363 – Failing to ensure that the menus meet the dietary needs of each resident to promote adequate nutrition and are followed.
F490 – Failing to ensure that the facility is administered in a manner that enables it to use its resources effectively and efficiently to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident.
F514 – Failing to ensure that the facility maintains clinical records on each resident in accordance with accepted professional standards and practices that are complete, accurately documented, readily accessible and systematically organized.
I have one or more pending cases against Signature Healthcare of Port Charlotte. If you are a former employee who has knowledge about issues, concerns or problems at this facility and the company that owns and operates it, I would urge you to contact me at (941) 426-7900.
Nursing homes, such as Signature Healthcare of Port Charlotte, are required to comply with the above provisions that are contained within Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 in exchange for receiving taxpayer money through Medicare and Medicaid. Attorney James Keim and North Port Law Firm of Attorney James Keim, P.A. seek 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 our state which they are obligated to protect. If you have questions about a nursing home or wish to discuss a potential case, free of charge, with a local nursing home abuse lawyer who has evaluated hundreds of claims, please feel free to call me at (941) 426-7900. All cases are handled on a contingency fee and cost basis. You pay no fee or costs unless we obtain a settlement, award or verdict.