As the state agency responsible for making sure nursing homes are safe, AHCA rarely issues fines even when another state agency reports neglect or mistreatment by a home’s staff, a USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA investigation found.
A Central Florida assisted living facility—known for offering residents a “compassionate environment”, “24-hour security”, and “peace of mind for families”—was notified by the Agency for Health Care Administration last week that the facility must immediately stop admitting new residents after reports of “widespread” abuse.
Brookdale Atrium Way resident concerned jams could block fire exits
After News4Jax aired a disturbing report Wednesday about three residents being sexually assaulted at an assisted living facility in Regency this year, family members visiting loved ones on Thanksgiving said they want more information from the Brookdale Senior Living home.
The Savannah Court of Palm Beaches, a 114-bed assisted living facility located in West Palm Beach, was fined $15,000 and received three Class II violations by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) for multiple medication errors that threatened the welfare of a resident in November 2016.
More than 30 health-care facilities had to be evacuated as Hurricane Michael damaged buildings and knocked out electricity in the Panhandle, state emergency management officials said Friday.
A Hollywood, FL facility for the elderly has been plagued by bedbug infestations for at least three years, forcing one resident to move out.
While relieved from possible 20-year ban, the beleaguered Consulate Health Care nursing home chain has more obstacles in its path before it can reopen the 120-bed facility.
When a dozen seniors died last summer after temperatures reached 99 degrees in their powerless nursing home, Florida Gov. Rick Scott made it a priority to require such elder care centers be equipped with an on-site emergency power source, preferably built-in generators.
Consulate Health Care, Florida’s largest nursing home provider, represents a growing trend nationally: a large corporation made up of a network of related businesses operating nursing homes at a profit for their investors.