The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration and the Department Of Health and Human Services have ordered the Key West Convalescent Center to improve the care it provides to its residents or it will be forced to closed its doors. Among the charges of abuse and mismanagement of funds charges, the nursing home is accused of:
- Abuse of a 39-year-old HIV patient. The patient claims nursing assistants mistreated him while giving hie a bath. The nursing assistants failed to properly clean the man’s open wounds allegedly causing him extreme pain.
- Allowing a nursing home resident to operate his wheelchair backwards posing a threat to the safety of himself and others.
Unless the nursing home administration makes changes to correct the conditions cited in the report by December 11th, the facility will lose federal funding. 80 residents will have to find a new place to live and receive care. Like most nursing homes, the Key West Convalescent Center likely relies on federal funding for most, if not all of its operating budget. Read more about this incident of nursing home abuse involving a florida nursing home here.