Raydiant Health Care of Brandon recently became the latest Florida nursing home formerly associated with Consulate Health Care to lose its federal benefits due to poor patient care. Residents and their families were informed of the closure in June and told they had 30 days to find other living accommodations. Within a week of the announcement, half of the residents had left the nursing home. Source.
After the announcement on June 21, 2022, the federal government announced that it would terminate the facility’s Medicare contract, stating that it had “failed to meet Medicare’s basic health and safety requirements.”
In recent years, Raydiant Health Care of Brandon has been plagued with problems, resulting in a one-star rating of the facility – the lowest mark on the five-star scale reserved for the bottom 20% of nursing homes in the state. Since January of 2022, this facility has been cited for failing to maintain medical records, failing to administer medications on time, and violating state law by allowing nurse aides to work beyond the legal limit before passing their certification exam, among other citations.
Raydiant Health Care of Brandon has transitioned ownership at least twice since January, however, the most recent transition has yet to be approved by the state. The application for the most recent ownership transition “remains under review” according to a Florida health agency spokesperson. According to the state’s agency website, Raydiant Health Care’s previous limited liability owner – which registered a Consulate Health Care office in Georgia as the mailing address – is its current operator.
Unfortunately, with the closing of this facility, residents will be forced to find new living arrangements – whether that is finding a new facility or moving in with family members who can care for them. While this is surely a difficult transition for those residents, it is a small victory that a nursing home with a low rating and multiple citations will no longer have the opportunity to abuse or neglect its residents.
If your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, contact the personal injury attorneys at Beltz & Beltz. Our experienced attorneys know the ins and outs of the state’s nursing home regulations and standards and will fight to get justice for your loved ones.