Our previous blog reported that nine nursing homes in Jacksonville earned one-star ratings, the lowest grade possible in a recent report issued by Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration. The same report gives similarly low marks – a two-star rating — to four Jacksonville area nursing homes.
An overall inspection rating of two stars is the second-lowest possible grade on a scale of one to five, meaning that a nursing home ranked in the bottom 21 – 40 percent of the facilities in its geographic area.
Jacksonville nursing homes with two-star rankings include:
Avante Villa at Jacksonville Beach, Inc.
1504 Seabreeze Avenue Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250
Cypress Village 4600 Middleton Park Circle East Jacksonville, Florida 32224
Regents Park of Jacksonville 8700 Skinner Parkway Jacksonville, Florida 32256
San Jose Health and Rehabilitation Center 9355 San Jose Boulevard Jacksonville, Florida 32257
For a complete report of all nursing home rankings in Jacksonville as well as throughout the state, read the Florida Nursing Home Guide released earlier this year. Through on-site nursing home inspections, the annual study rates facilities on a number of measures, including how well residents are cared for, their quality of life, and how well the facility operates at an administrative level. Other indicators include meeting residents’ basic needs for food and water, whether residents are treated with dignity, the use of restraints, and the number of residents suffering from bed sores.
In addition to a two-star overall inspection rating, Avanta Villa at Jacksonville Beach also received just two stars in quality of care and quality of life. While Cypress Village received four stars in quality of care and quality of life categories, it earned just one star in administration. Regents Park of Jacksonville garnered three stars in quality of care, but just one star in quality of life. Regents Park also received the lowest one-star rating in the proliferation of pressure ulcers and dignity. San Jose Health and Rehabilitation received two stars in quality of care and three stars each in quality of life and administration.
The annual Florida Nursing Home Guide is provided by the Agency for Health Care Administration to help family members and caretakers make informed decisions when selecting a nursing home for their loved ones. The report is searchable by region or county and also allows users to search for facilities that provide special services, such as 24-hour onsite Registered Nurse coverage, languages spoken, and adult day care services available.
While all of the nursing homes listed in the Florida Guide meet state licensing requirements, it is readily apparent that there is room for improvement. All too often, we hear of cases in which a nursing home resident is neglected or abused. This poor treatment ranges from inadequate supervision, to improper nutrition, to overmedication, just to name a few. Unsanitary and unsafe conditions are relatively common as well. Unfortunately, it is our firm’s experience Jacksonville nursing homes are no different.
If you or a loved one has experienced nursing home neglect or abuse, we want to help. Our firm’s Jacksonville nursing home attorneys can provide you with a free consultation to determine if you have a case.