Healthcare & Rehab of Sanford Lawsuits and Deficiencies

Healthcare & Rehab of Sanford Lawsuits

Background Information on Healthcare & Rehab of Sanford

Healthcare & Rehab of Sanford is a 114-bed nursing home located at 950 Mellonville Ave in Sanford, Florida. The facility accepts both Medicare and Medicaid, as well as other insurances. Medicare has given this facility an overall rating of three out of five stars. While quality of resident care and staffing both have four stars, Medicare has given the facility only two out of five stars for health inspections. In Florida, the average number of health citations a facility receives is 5.7. Healthcare & Rehab of Sanford have received 11. Run under the legal business name of Fi-Sanford Rehab, LLC., Healthcare & Rehab of Sanford has faced multiple prior lawsuits. In addition, the facility has been fined close to $4,000 by the Agency for Healthcare Administration for various deficiencies in resident care.

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Lawsuits Against Healthcare & Rehab of Sanford for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations

The following lawsuits have been filed against Healthcare & Rehab of Sanford:

Stapler, Hope O. E/O vs. Fi-Sanford Rehab, LLC.

Allegations: Hope Olive Stapler was a resident at Healthcare & Rehab of Sanford from October of 2003 until her death. Sydell B. Stapler, the daughter of the deceased, alleges that during her mother’s residency at the facility, she developed and suffered from multiple health issues such as urosepsis and severe dehydration. On March 15, 2004, Hope Olive Stapler succumbed to her illnesses. Ms. Stapler alleges that the staff at Healthcare & Rehab of Sanford contributed to her mother’s wrongful death.

Singh, Sarjoo E/O vs. Fi-Sanford Rehab, LLC.

Allegations: Lloyd Singh, the personal representative of the deceased, alleges that the facility’s negligence resulted in the wrongful death of Sarjoo Singh. While a resident at Healthcare & Rehab of Sanford, Sarjoo Singh suffered a fall which resulted in three fractured ribs and a fractured hip. Lloyd Singh alleges that the facility failed to provide the deceased with a safe environment and adequate medical care.

Deficiencies at Healthcare & Rehab of Sanford for Resident Care Violations

March 23, 2021 Inspection at Healthcare & Rehab of Sanford

Based on a review of records and multiple interviews, it was determined that the facility failed to implement an effective discharge process. Resident #1 was discharged on February 18, 2021. Resident #1’s record failed to show physician’s discharge orders and failed to show if pressure ulcer treatment instructions were provided to the resident or family upon discharge. Furthermore, the facility failed to return some of Resident #1’s personal belongings, such as a few clothing items, to the resident upon discharge.

March 11, 2020 Inspection at Healthcare & Rehab of Sanford

An inspection at the facility on March 11, 2020, revealed several deficiencies. It was determined that the facility failed to keep adequate records, provide grooming services for immobile residents, provide appropriate physical therapy, provide safe and appropriate IV administration, and prepare food in accordance with standards for food service safety. Most notably, staff failed to appropriately report a resident’s injury in their records. A resident fell, hit their head, and sustained a hematoma. The resident complained of a headache. Review of the facility’s records showed that it was noted that the resident had a fall, but no injuries were listed in the report.

October 12, 2019 Inspection at Healthcare & Rehab of Sanford

Based on interview and record review, the facility failed to obtain physician’s orders for tracheal suctioning, as well as failed to develop and provide a care plan for a resident. The resident was sent to the emergency room at a nearby hospital after family members witnessed him in respiratory distress. The resident’s tracheostomy tube had not been properly suctioned at the facility, which led to secretions building up and causing the resident to have difficulty breathing.

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*The above does not mean your loved one would be in harm at this facility. Each facility gets inspected often. Almost all facilities have deficiencies. Many face civil lawsuits. You should not make a facility placement decision based solely on the above information. Each case is different. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome or indicate an expected outcome on your particular case. The above prior lawsuit information is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice from an attorney. This individual case information above is publicly filed information gathered from the publicly filed complaint. This information and these cases are not the work of this law firm. The inspection results are provided from public government agency surveys. The state Department of Health conducts a survey of all nursing home facilities at least once every 15 months. The deficiencies listed on this page may have been corrected after the date of the inspection and date of publishing this material. Citations, ratings and deficiencies are current as of the date of this post and will change later on. The inspection findings published are not complete. You may find the most up to date information at This material is not endorsed by the facility or by any governmental agency. Speak with an attorney immediately if you believe you have a viable case against a nursing home, assisted living facility or medical facility. 

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