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Eden Springs Nursing Home Placed on Watch List

A Crawfordville nursing home was fined and recently placed on a federal watch list after an unannounced inspection found deficiencies that placed residents in “immediate jeopardy.”

Deadlock Ends Over Nursing Home Records Post Highlighted

By Charles Elmore A widow who said she was unable to get her husband’s records from a Wellington nursing home where he died last year received them days after a story appeared in The Palm Beach Post. “After eight months, it’s a miracle,” Annette Kotler said. “We were fighting over a piece of paper. No […]

Aristocrat Nursing Home Fined by State in Patient Death

By Liz Freeman The Aristocrat nursing home in North Naples has settled disciplinary action with state authorities for failure to care for a 90-year-old man who was left outside for hours in the hot sun last year, state records show. The settlement in March requires Aristocrat to pay a $15,000 fine to state regulators, on […]

Three Area Nursing Homes Added to State Watch List

By Barbara Peters Smith Three Southwest Florida nursing homes have been added in the last six months to the list of facilities where state inspectors have found problems severe or persistent enough to single them out for extra monitoring. They are Brookdale Palmer Ranch Skilled Nursing Facility and Tarpon Point Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in […]

Nurse Accused of Stealing Patients’ Pills at DeLand Nursing Home

By Blaine Tollison A nurse is off the job at a Volusia County nursing home after she was accused of taking prescription pills from patients. Authorities said the woman was working at the University Center East nursing home on East New York Avenue in DeLand. Christine Plaster, a licensed practical nurse, was arrested and charged with stealing […]

No Criminal Charges in Wheelchair Death at Belleville Nursing Home

By Beth Hundsdorfer St. Clair County Coroner Rick Stone said Monday his investigation into the death of a woman found dead at the bottom of a flight of stairs at a Belleville nursing home found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing. “But there may be civil liability that the family undoubtedly will explore,” Stone said. Juanita […]

Jilted in Nursing Home Bids, 27 Companies Complain to State

By Christopher Curry The state’s first open competition for new nursing home beds in more than a decade opened the floodgates on applications. It now has brought a deluge of legal challenges from companies that did not win approval. Twenty-seven companies have filed administrative challenges against the Agency for Health Care Administration. The firms say […]

Bayville Nursing Home Evacuated In Hazmat Incident, Police Said

By MaryAnn Spoto Residents of a nursing home in Berkeley’s Bayville section were evacuated on Thursday because of separate diesel fuel and propane leaks at the building, authorities said. Fire officials went to the Crystal Lake Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center on an anonymous tip of a heavy odor of diesel fuel, police chief Karin DiMichele […]

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