Florida Nursing Home Earns Spot Amongst Nations Worst

If you are a nursing home operator, I suspect you’d cringe when you hear about Medicare’s list of Special Focus Facilities.  Special Focus Facilities (SFF) are nursing homes identified by Medicare that have a pattern of problems related to poor patient care.

Florida Nursing Home Amongst Nations WorstEarning a spot on the SFF list really should be a major wake up call for the facilities to quickly improve patient care or risk losing funding from Medicare and Medicaid— the primary source of all nursing home funding.  Put another way: improve your care or go out of business.

Oak Manor Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, a Florida Nursing Home, is the latest facility to be named to this dismal list.  The SFF designation for Oak Manor comes after officials inspected the facility and discovered dangerous conditions such as: unsupervised smoking and broken call bells for patients to alert staff of problems.

Oak Manor joins five other Florida nursing homes on the Special Focus Facility List.  Hopefully the designation of Oak Manor as one of the poorer performers will be an impetuous for change at the facility from management as well as from patient families.

Learn more about the laws applicable to Florida nursing homes here.
Click on the links for information on nursing homes in Miami, Orlando and Tampa

Related:

Special Focus Facilities: The Worst Nursing Homes Of All

Smoking-Related Fires Are A Real Threat To Nursing Home Patients. Is It Time To Put Out The Fire?

Call Lights. How Should Staff Respond?

Largo nursing home placed on list of nation’s worst, By Richard Martin, St. Petersburg Times

Nursing Home Injury Laws: Florida

Client Reviews

★★★★★
Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa
★★★★★
After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit process was at times frustrating, Jonathan reassured me, particularly at my deposition. I really felt like Jonathan cared about my wife’s best interests, and I think that came across to the lawyers for the nursing home. Eric