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Sarasota Point Rehabilitation Center
Are you concerned that caregivers at the Sarasota County nursing facility have victimized your loved one through negligence and mistreatment? Do you suspect they have been physically, mentally, emotionally, or sexually assaulted by the nursing staff, visitors, or other patients?
Contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers will use the law to obtain financial compensation on your family’s behalf.Sarasota Point Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care facility is a 120-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Sarasota and Sarasota County, Florida. The "for-profit" home is located at:
2600 Courtland Street
Sarasota, Florida 34237
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In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Sarasota Point Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $103,327 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators can penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that resulted in harm or could have resulted in harm to a resident. These penalties include imposing monetary fines and denying payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Sarasota Point Rehabilitation Center for $103,327 on February 26, 2019, citing substandard care. The nursing home received nine complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Florida Adult Protective Services Website.
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Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Florida Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from the Wrongful Use of Their Belongings or Money – citation #F602 date February 26, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to prevent the misappropriation of medications for thirteen residents residing in the facility.” Six residents “identified with tampered medication cards received unknown medications.”
The state investigator stated that “the facility nurse tampered with the packaging of medication cards, substituting various pills in place of the narcotics. Some residents received substituted drugs. Receiving incorrect or unknown medications has a risk for serious harm by undermedication, overmedication, medication interaction, or an anaphylactic allergic drug reaction from substituted drugs.”
The survey team documented that “the facility failed to ensure a thorough applicant screening.” The investigators initiated an Immediate Jeopardy due to the noncompliance potential of causing injury or the wrongful death of residents.
The investigation involved a Registered Nurse (RN) who “was hired at the facility on January 18, 2019. She worked at the facility until February 11, 2019.” The Registered Nurse was arrested at the facility “for suspicion of medication diversion” on February 11, 2019.
The Human Resources Director said that before hiring the Registered Nurse, “she ran an Agency for Health Care Administration Level background check.” The Director said that the Registered Nurse’s “multi-state license was active with no discipline or board actions [but that] she had not worked in Florida [and that] she had just moved here from Colorado.”
The investigators reviewed the Registered Nurse’s personnel records that showed “during her employment, she floated to various units.” An inspection of the facility’s five medication carts, conducted by surveyors with the Assistant Director of Nursing on February 11, 2018, identified “a tampered medication card on the Longboat #1 medication cart.”
Observation of the narcotic medication card revealed that the back had been tampered. At noon, “the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Detective from the Pharmaceutical Diversion Investigative Unit arrived” and explained to the Administrator, Director of Nursing, and Assistant Director of Nursing “he had reason to believe that one of the nurses was diverting medications.” After inspecting five medication carts, the detective “found additional cards which were tampered.”
While cooperating with the Sheriff’s Detective, the facility staff “narrowed down the nursing schedule to identify the only staff who could have had access to all the medication carts which contained tampered narcotic cards.” The Registered Nurse “was identified as the suspect to have tampered with the medication carts on four of the five units in the facility.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Sarasota Point Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Sarasota County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Sarasota.
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