“Horrific Care” in Florida’s Nursing Homes

This article discusses the abhorrent condition of Florida’s nursing home industry. The Director of Families for Better Care criticized the for profit nursing home industry in Florida. Specific citations include understaffing the facility to the detriment of the resident. “Graphic inspection reports describe unimaginable resident agony,” Lee explained. “Residents were dropped, bruised and battered. Some residents suffered catastrophic brain damage while others died from botched care.” Many of these neglected nursing home residents suffer from pressure sores and decubitus ulcers.

The investigation added 15 new Florida nursing homes to the “watch list”:
Nursing home City Watch List Days
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Bartow Center Bartow 30
Carnegie Nursing Center Melbourne 3
Casa Mora Rehabilitation and Extended Care Bradenton 10
Cypress Village Jacksonville 31
Desoto Health and Rehab Arcadia 39
Emory L. Bennett Memorial Veterans Nursing Home Daytona Beach 62
Metro West Nursing and Rehab Center Orlando 30
Miracle Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Tallahassee 86
Palm Terrace Clewiston 47
Plantation Key Nursing Center Tavernier 46
Regents Park Sunrise 29
Rio Pinar Health Care Orlando 41
Sandy Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Milton 15
South Campus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Leesburg 30
St. Augustine Health and Rehabilitation Center St. Augustine 34
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The study also indicates that nursing home owners are experiencing a bull market with record breaking profits.

For the full article please follow this link – http://www.marketwatch.com/story/horrific-care-mounts-in-floridas-nursing-homes-2013-02-21

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