Federal Government Agency Determines Worst Rated FL Nursing Homes through SFF Program
The federal government agency, CMS, issues a Special Focus Facility Program which highlights some of the worst rated nursing homes in the United States. The SFF program “offers a list of nursing homes that have a history of serious quality issues or are included in a special program to stimulate improvements in their quality of care.”
CMS has spent millions of taxpayer dollars studying recurring problems in nursing homes and long term care facilities. Here is what they have found. Most nursing homes have a few deficiencies, however, a small minority of nursing homes average twice (or more) the problems found in their counterparts. CMS also considers the length of time the facility has had problems, and if those problems demonstrate a pattern of more serious problematic concern regarding the facility’s nursing home care.
When CMS finds a facility that has recurring problems, they include that facility on the Special Focus Facility Program list.
As of this post, the below Florida nursing homes were rated poorly by CMS and included on the Special Focus Facility list:
New Additions to the SFF Program
Oak Haven Rehab And Nursing Center
919 Old Winter Haven Rd Auburndale FL 33823
Winter Park Care & Rehabilitation Center
2970 Scarlett Rd Winter Park FL 32792
Improved Florida Nursing Homes, Still Listed on the SFF List
After 6 months on the SFF list, this Orlando area nursing home has shown improvement as per CMS.
Melbourne Terrace Rehabilitation Center
251 Florida Ave Melbourne FL 32901
Florida Nursing Homes Graduated from the Worst Rated List
The below Sarasota nursing home is no longer considered as one of the worst in Florida. CMS has graduated the facility from the SFF program.
Beneva Lakes Healthcare And Rehabilitation Center
741 South Beneva Road Sarasota FL 34232
Florida Nursing Homes Included as Candidates for the Special Facilities Focus List
These candidates qualify to be on the SFF list, as per CMS criteria.
AVANTE AT ORLANDO
2000 NORTH SEMORAN BOULEVARD ORLANDO FL 32807
BRISTOL AT TAMPA REHAB AND NURSING CENTER
1818 E FLETCHER AVE TAMPA FL 33612
CARE CENTER AT PINELLAS PARK
8701 49TH ST N PINELLAS PARK FL 33782
CONSULATE HEALTH CARE AT WEST ALTAMONTE
1099 WEST TOWN PARKWAY ALTAMONTE SPRINGS FL 32714
EGRET COVE CENTER
550 62ND ST S SAINT PETERSBURG FL 33707
EXCEL CARE CENTER
2811 CAMPUS HILL DR TAMPA FL 33612
1775 HUNTINGTON LANE ROCKLEDGE FL 32955
NORTH REHABILITATION CENTER
1301 16TH ST N SAINT PETERSBURG FL 33705
OCEAN VIEW NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER
2810 SOUTH ATLANTIC AVENUE NEW SMYRNA BEACH FL 32169
PALM GARDEN OF VERO BEACH
1755 37TH STREET VERO BEACH FL 32960
SARASOTA POINT REHABILITATION CENTER
2600 COURTLAND STREET SARASOTA FL 34237
ST ANDREWS BAY SKILLED NURSING AND REHABILITATION
2100 JENKS AVE PANAMA CITY FL 32405
TALLAHASSEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL EXTENDED CARE
1609 MEDICAL DR TALLAHASSEE FL 32308
UNIVERSITY EAST REHABILITATION CENTER
991 E NEW YORK AVE DELAND FL 32724
WESTMINSTER COMMUNITIES OF BRADENTON WESTMINSTER
1700 21ST AVE W BRADENTON FL
Why Isn’t My Nursing Home Included on CMS’ SFF List as a Poorly Rated Florida Facility?
If you believe your loved one’s nursing home deserves to be included on the Special Focus Facility list, you should contact 1-800-96-Abuse to have the facility surveyed and inspected. These inspections lead to deficiencies and citations, which can hurt a nursing home’s rating with CMS.
Was Your Loved One Hurt at one of Florida’s Worst Rated Nursing Homes?
Our Florida nursing home abuse attorneys can help you achieve justice following a preventable nursing home injury or wrongful death. Call our law firm today for a completely free case consultation at 561-717-0817.
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