Manorcare Fort Myers Nursing Home Complaints Address Quality of Care Issues
Manorcare Fort Myers nursing home complaints were investigated by Florida officials during 2017 at its facility located at 13881 Eagle Ridge Drive, Fort Myers, Florida 33912. Manorcare Health Services operates this 120 bed nursing home through its limited liability company known as Manor Care of Fort Myers FL, LLC. Complaints filed resulted in inspections being conducted by the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration on May 4, 2017, July 5, 2017, August 17, 2017, October 18, 2017 and November 8, 2017. The substance of the complaints and survey investigations addressed a wide variety of quality of care issues.
In the spotlight were Manorcare’s practices concerning resident meals, infection control, medication errors, right to dignity and the failure to follow physician orders. Following the inspection conducted on August 17, 2017, Manorcare Health Services was cited in violation of the federal Nursing Home Reform Act and the Florida Minimum Standards for Nursing Homes provided for under Florida Administrative Code. When a nursing home corporation fails to follow the safety rules it is obligated to follow, the lives of residents are placed in harm’s way.
Manorcare Health Services was cited for nine (9) Class III deficiencies during 2017 by Florida investigators. A review of all deficiencies cited against this Fort Myers nursing home during 2017 may be viewed here: https://tinyurl.com/yd9thlug
Manorcare Health Services Forced to Pay $6,146.00 Federal Fine to United States Government
The licensed operator of the Manorcare Health Services nursing home in Fort Myers was fined a total of $6,146.00 by the federal government during 2017. Previously, the State of Florida had fined this nursing home corporation on May 5, 2014. Generally, fines represent the assessment of penalties for a nursing home’s failure to comply with the law.
Most nursing homes overwhelmingly receive payment through taxpayer dollars from Medicare and Medicaid. In exchange, these nursing homes must comply with state and federal laws designed to protect residents. All too often, a resident may enter a nursing home for what is intended to be a brief stay to receive therapy and rehabilitation, only to suffer some egregious harm that significantly injures or kills them. In order to attempt to insulate themselves from liability, families and residents are often asked to sign an “arbitration agreement.” Signing one of these “arbitration agreements” waives the resident’s and their surviving family members’ constitutional right to file a lawsuit and present a claim for damages to a jury. Therefore, it is important to remember: When presented with the admissions paperwork, be sure to cross out and do not initial or sign the arbitration agreement. Manorcare Health Services, like most other nursing homes, use arbitration agreements to their advantage.
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