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More than Half of Nursing Homes in Clay County Receive Low Ratings

Five of the nine nursing homes in Clay County, Florida, received one- or two-star ratings, the two lowest grades possible issued by The Agency for Health Care Administration’s Nursing Home Guide.

Two Clay County nursing homess received one-star ratings, while three earned two stars for overall inspection. The highest rating possible is five stars.

The following nursing homes received one- or two-star ratings:

Consulate Health Care of Orange Park **
1215 Kingsley Avenue Orange Park, Florida 32073
Doctors Lake Healthcare of Orange Park *
833 Kingsley Avenue Orange Park, Florida 32073
Governors Creek Health and Rehabilitation *
803 Oak Street Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043
Life Care Center of Orange Park **
2145 Kingsley Avenue Orange Park, Florida 32073
Signature Healthcare of Orange Park **
2029 Professional Center Drive Orange Park, Florida 32073
A one-star rating indicates that a nursing home ranked in the lowest 20 percent when compared to other facilities in its geographic region. Clay County is considered part of the Jacksonville nursing home region, which also includes Baker, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, St. Johns and Volusia counties. A two-star rating places a nursing home in the bottom 21-40 percent when compared to others in the area.

Governors Creek Health and Rehabilitation in Green Cove Springs received the lowest scores in all categories, including one-star ratings for quality of care, quality of life and administration. It also received one star for treating residents in a dignified manner, which is one of the most concerning aspects of poor care in nursing homes. The Florida nursing home patient’s rights stipulate that residents have the right to be treated courteously and with the fullest measure of dignity. Unfortunately, this right, along with many others, is too often not observed in Jacksonville area nursing homes and facilities throughout the country.

Not all nursing homes fall short of providing quality care. Three nursing homes in Clay County received four-star ratings, the second-highest rating a nursing home can earn. The following facilities’ overall inspection rating is higher than 61-80 percent compared to others in its region:

Life Care Center at Wells Crossing ****
355 Crossing Boulevard Orange Park, Florida 32073
Life Care Center at Wells Crossing ****
355 Crossing Boulevard Orange Park, Florida 32073
Heartland Health Care Center Orange Park ****
570 Wells Road Orange Park, Florida 32073
None of the nursing homes in Clay County received five stars. If you are interested in learning about a nursing home’s rating, read the Florida Nursing Home Guide, which is updated quarterly.

In addition, Florida law provides that every licensed nursing home post a copy of its most recent review from the Florida Nursing Home Guide prominently in its facility. This includes all up-to-date inspection details for the nursing home, along with “Watchlist’ information, which shows facilities that are operating under bankruptcy or those not meeting the minimum required standards. You can also see whether a nursing home corrected prior violations.

Written by Elizabeth Allen
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