Englewood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is a for-profit 120-bed nursing home located at 1111 Drury Lane, Englewood, Florida 34224. This nursing home is operated by Consulate Healthcare, a Florida-based company with many nursing homes located throughout the state and elsewhere.
Englewood Healthcare nursing home found in violation of the law
Florida officials interviewed staff, residents and family members, reviewed records, and made their own observations. The facility, even at the time of a re-visit inspection, was found to not be in compliance with the federal Nursing Home Reform Act.
Problems observed included quality of care, safety and medication issues.
All together, state investigators compiled nearly 100 pages of documented deficiencies at this nursing home during 2019.
Englewood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center was also cited for failing to comply with the requirement to provide adequate and appropriate healthcare, which is a basic resident right under Florida law: The right to receive adequate and appropriate health care and protective and support services, including social services; mental health services, if available; planned recreational activities; and therapeutic and rehabilitative services consistent with the resident care plan, with established and recognized practice standards within the community, and with rules as adopted by the agency.
Residents must never be given unnecessary psychotropic drugs or medications used in a way for which they were not intended by the resident’s physician. Such practices are abusive. This Englewood, Florida nursing home was cited for violating this legal requirement:
§483.45(e) Psychotropic Drugs. §483.45(c)(3) A psychotropic drug is any drug that affects brain activities associated with mental processes and behavior. These drugs include, but are not limited to, drugs in the following categories: (i) Anti-psychotic; (ii) Anti-depressant; (iii) Anti-anxiety; and (iv) Hypnotic Based on a comprehensive assessment of a resident, the facility must ensure that— §483.45(e)(1) Residents who have not used psychotropic drugs are not given these drugs unless the medication is necessary to treat a specific condition as diagnosed and documented in the clinical record; §483.45(e)(2) Residents who use psychotropic drugs receive gradual dose reductions, and behavioral interventions, unless clinically contraindicated, in an effort to discontinue these drugs; §483.45(e)(3) Residents do not receive psychotropic drugs pursuant to a PRN order unless that medication is necessary to treat a diagnosed specific condition that is documented in the clinical record; and §483.45(e)(4) PRN orders for psychotropic drugs are limited to 14 days. Except as provided in §483.45(e)(5), if the attending physician or prescribing practitioner believes that it is appropriate for the PRN order to be extended beyond 14 days, he or she should document their rationale in the resident’s medical record and indicate the duration for the PRN order. §483.45(e)(5) PRN orders for anti-psychotic drugs are limited to 14 days and cannot be renewed unless the attending physician or prescribing practitioner evaluates the resident for the appropriateness of that medication.
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