Inspection records reflect that “15 incidents of disregard for advance directives in Florida nursing homes account for one third of all immediate-jeopardy findings.”
Leader’s departure ends tumultuous time for Florida’s program to protect nursing home, ALF residents
When Harold J. “Jim” Crochet, Florida’s top watchdog for residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities, quietly submitted his retirement papers last week, it marked the end of a tumultuous administration that prompted widespread criticism.
With the likely departure of Florida’s second long-term-care ombudsman in two years, advocates for the elderly and providers of long-term care say they are mystified.
An assisted living facility was fined more than $15,000 by a state agency for reportedly not providing adequate care for two people, one of whom was at the home for nearly 550 days, a violation of state rules, according to officials.
Assisted living facility closed after violations posed imminent threat to resident care and safety.
State health regulators are shutting down a Miami assisted living facility where caregivers illegally tied a frail elderly woman to a wheel chair — forcing her to sit on a life-threatening wound.
Highland Terrace Assisted Living facility, which suffered two successive arsons, was recently slapped with a $22,000 fine for violations found by investigators.
A Bradenton extended care facility has been fined after a state agency found its staff committed a series of errors involving the death of a resident in December.
Silvercrest Manor Nursing Home faces a fine and a state-mandated probation for failing to report allegations of abuse and to implement procedures to prevent abuse.
A recent inspection at one nursing home caring for children found significant shortcomings.