Inspired Living at Sarasota is a for-profit 78-bed assisted living facility located at 1900 Phillippi Shores Drive, Sarasota, Florida 34231. Complaints related to three resident care areas were made to Florida officials and substantiated at the conclusion of an investigation conducted at this Sarasota ALF.
Multiple violations cited during recent 2019 inspection
Inspired Living at Sarasota received five (5) citations of deficiencies, four (4) of which were Class III deficiencies cited at the conclusion of the investigation.
Resident Care, employee screening and supervision found deficient
One of the requirements that the State of Florida concluded that this ALF violated pertains to Resident Care – Supervision. Inspectors found that the assisted living facility failed to meet the following requirement under Florida law: 429.26 (7) The facility must notify a licensed physician when a resident exhibits signs of dementia or cognitive impairment or has a change of condition in order to rule out the presence of an underlying physiological condition that may be contributing to such dementia or impairment. The notification must occur within 30 days after the acknowledgment of such signs by facility staff. If an underlying condition is determined to exist, the facility shall arrange, with the appropriate health care provider, the necessary care and services to treat the condition. 58A-5.0182 An assisted living facility must provide care and services appropriate to the needs of residents accepted for admission to the facility. (1) SUPERVISION. Facilities must offer personal supervision as appropriate for each resident, including the following: (a) Monitoring of the quantity and quality of resident diets in accordance with rule 58A-5.020, F.A.C. (b) Daily observation by designated staff of the activities of the resident while on the premises, and awareness of the general health, safety, and physical and emotional well-being of the resident. (c) Maintaining a general awareness of the resident’s whereabouts. The resident may travel independently in the community. (d) Contacting the resident’s health care provider and other appropriate party such as the resident’s family, guardian, health care surrogate, or case manager if the resident exhibits a significant change. (e) Contacting the resident’s family, guardian, health care surrogate, or case manager if the resident is discharged or moves out. (f) Maintaining a written record, updated as needed, of any significant changes, any illnesses that resulted in medical attention, changes in the method of medication administration, or other changes that resulted in the provision of additional services.
The complete report from this investigation may be accessed and reviewed here: https://tinyurl.com/trq8d9u
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