State halts admissions to Florida long-term care facility after violations found

Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration placed immediate moratoriums on admissions to Floridian Gardens Assisted Living Facility in Miami after finding it noncompliant with several statutes, the ACHA announced Wednesday.

 

The problems are widespread and place "in jeopardy the health, safety and welfare of all the current residents and potential future residents," the AHCA's order, issued Dec. 2, states.

The AHCA found the following problems at Floridian Gardens Assisted Living Facility:

  • Taking no action after a male resident inappropriately touched female residents
  • 5 percent of residents suffered falls in the recent past
  • Not meeting staffing minimums

Jack Michel, MD, the president and CEO of Larkin Community Hospital, of which Floridian Gardens is a part, told South Florida Business Journal the facility remains open and continues to house current patients. It has submitted a request to lift the admissions moratorium since staff training has been completed and the facility complied with the order.

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