Medicare rates nursing homes throughout the country on a scale of one to five stars, with one being the lowest. Four nursing homes in Jacksonville received the lowest rating. They are: Glenwood Nursing Center in Arlington; West Jacksonville Health and Rehab Center on the Westside; Palm Garden of Jacksonville in Spring Park; and San Jose Health and Rehab Center in Mandarin. All of these facilities are located in Duval County, Florida.
Nursing home abuse and neglect are concerns for all nursing home residents and their families. If you are concerned, one step you should take is to look at the Medicare ratings located at www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/. The State of Florida, Agency for Heath Care Administration, also has ratings of every nursing home in the state located at http://ahcaxnet.fdhc.state.fl.us/nhcguide/
You should also tour the facility. Look for cleaniness, a lack of foul odors and polite and eager staff. Also consider the quality of a nursing home’s medical director. Once your family member becomes a resident, make frequent visits, ask questions, request meetings with the staff and medical director if you have concerns and do not hesitate to have your loved one transferred if you sense a problem.
As Jacksonville nursing home lawyers, we have seen many types of nursing home abuse and neglect including: failing to provide adequate nutrition; undiagnosed infections; clostridium difficile infections (c. diff.); sepsis; failing to provide proper medication; failing to timely transfer a resident when serious complications arise; and neglected bedsores.
If you suspect that you or a loved one has suffered from nursing home abuse or neglect, please contact our Jacksonville nursing home attorneys for a free no obligation consultation.