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Provider Name: WEST FLORIDA HOME CARE SERVICES, LLC
Provider Type: Homemaker and Companion Service
Inspection Data from January 1, 2008 to present
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07/16/2014Complaint30SYNoneNoneNoneNone
05/29/2014ComplaintEK7VI0003SERVICES PROVIDEDHomemaker and companion services can only be provided as stated in the state law and rules: 400.462, F.S. (7) " "Companion" or "sitter" means a person who spends time with or cares for an elderly, handicapped, or convalescent individual and accompanies such individual on trips and outings and may prepare and serve meals to such individual. A companion may not provide hands-on personal care to a client. " 59A-8.0095(12) (b) The companion shall: 1. Provide companionship for the patient; 2. Provide escort service such as accompanying the patient to doctors appointments; 3. Provide light housekeeping tasks such as preparation of a meal or laundering the patient ' s personal garments; 4. Perform casual, cosmetic assistance, such as brushing the client ' s hair and assisting with make-up, filing and polishing nails but not clipping nails; 5. Stabilize the client when walking, as needed, by holding the client ' s arm or hand; 6. Maintain a chronological written record of services; and 7. Report any unusual incidents or changes in the patient ' s behavior to the case manager. 400.462, F.S. (16)" "Homemaker" means a person who performs household chores that include housekeeping, meal planning and preparation, shopping assistance, and routine household activities for an elderly, handicapped, or convalescent individual. A homemaker may not provide hands-on personal care to a client. " 59A-8.0095(12) (a) The homemaker shall: 1. Maintain the home in an optimum state of cleanliness and safety depending upon the patient ' s and the caregiver ' s resources; 2. Perform the functions generally undertaken by the customary homemaker, including such duties as preparation of meals, laundry, shopping and care of children; 3. Perform casual, cosmetic assistance, such as brushing the client ' s hair and assisting with make-up, filing and polishing nails but not clipping nails; 4. Stablize the client when walking, as needed, by holding the client ' s arm or hand; 5. Report to the appropriate supervisor any incidents or problems related to his work or to the caregiver; 6. Report any unusual incidents or changes in the patient ' s behavior to the case manager; and 7. Maintain appropriate work records. Personal care cannot be provided. Following is the definition of personal care from state law: 400.462(24), F.S. " "Personal care" means assistance to a patient in the activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing, eating, or personal hygiene, and assistance in physical transfer, ambulation, and in administering medications as permitted by rule. " 07/16/2014
05/29/2014ComplaintEK7VIZ806CHANGE OF ADDRESS(2) Any request to amend a license must be received by the Agency in advance of the requested effective date as detailed below. Requests to amend a license are not authorized until the license is issued. (a) Requests to change the address of record must be received by the Agency 60 to 120 days in advance of the requested effective date for the following provider types: 1. Birth Centers, as provided under Chapter 383, F.S.; 2. Abortion Clinics, as provided under Chapter 390, F.S.; 3. Crisis Stabilization Units, as provided under Parts I and IV of Chapter 394, F.S.; 4. Short Term Residential Treatment Units, as provided under Parts I and IV of Chapter 394, F.S. 5. Residential Treatment Facilities, as provided under Part IV of Chapter 394, F.S.; 6. Residential Treatment Centers for Children and Adolescents, as provided under Part IV of Chapter 394, F.S.; 7. Hospitals, as provided under Part I of Chapter 395, F.S.; 8. Ambulatory Surgical Centers, as provided under Part I of Chapter 395, F.S.; 9. Nursing Homes, as provided under Part II of Chapter 400, F.S.; 10. Hospices, as provided under Part IV of Chapter 400, F.S.; 11. Homes for Special Services as provided under Part V of Chapter 400, F.S.; 12. Transitional Living Facilities, as provided under Part V of Chapter 400, F.S.; 13. Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers, as provided under Part VI of Chapter 400, F.S.; 14. Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, as provided under Part VIII of Chapter 400, F.S.; 15. Assisted Living Facilities, as provided under Part I of Chapter 429, F.S.; 16. Adult Family-Care Homes, as provided under Part II of Chapter 429, F.S.; 17. Adult Day Care Centers, as provided under Part III of Chapter 429, F.S. (b) Requests to change the address of record must be received by the Agency 21 to 120 days in advance of the requested effective date for the following provider types: 1. Drug Free Workplace Laboratories as provided under Sections 112.0455 and 440.102, F.S.; 2. Mobile Surgical Facilities, as provided under Part I of Chapter 395, F.S.; 3. Health Care Risk Managers, as provided under Part I of Chapter 395, F.S.; 4. Home Health Agencies, as provided under Part III of Chapter 400, F.S.; 5. Nurse Registries, as provided under Part III of Chapter 400, F.S.; 6. Companion Services or Homemaker Services Providers, as provided under Part III of Chapter 400, F.S.; 7. Home Medical Equipment Providers, as provided under Part VII of Chapter 400, F.S.; 8. Health Care Services Pools, as provided under Part IX of Chapter 400, F.S.; 9. Health Care Clinics, as provided under Part X of Chapter 400, F.S., including certificate of exemption; 10. Clinical Laboratories, as provided under Part I of Chapter 483, F.S.; 11. Multiphasic Health Testing Centers, as provided under Part II of Chapter 483, F.S.; 12. Organ and Tissue Procurement Agencies, as provided under Chapter 381, F.S. (c) All other requests to amend a license including but not limited to services, licensed capacity, and other specifications which are required to be displayed on the license by authorizing statutes or applicable rules must be received by the Agency 60 to 120 days in advance of the requested effective date. This deadline does not apply to a request to amend hospital emergency services defined in Section 395.1041(2), F.S. (3) Failure to submit a timely request shall result in a $500 fine. (4) A licensee is not authorized to operate in a new location until a license is obtained which specifies the new location. Failure to amend a license prior to a change of the address of record constitutes unlicensed activity. (5) The licensee shall return the license certificate to the Agency upon the rendition of a final order revoking, cancelling or denying a license, and upon the voluntary discontinuance of operation. 07/16/2014
05/29/2014ComplaintEK7VIZ815BACKGROUND SCREENING; PROHIBITED OFFENSES408.809, F.S. (1) Level 2 background screening pursuant to chapter 435 must be conducted through the agency on each of the following persons, who are considered employees for the purposes of conducting screening under chapter 435: (a) The licensee, if an individual. (b) The administrator or a similarly titled person who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the provider. (c) The financial officer or similarly titled individual who is responsible for the financial operation of the licensee or provider. (d) Any person who is a controlling interest if the agency has reason to believe that such person has been convicted of any offense prohibited by s. 435.04. For each controlling interest who has been convicted of any such offense, the licensee shall submit to the agency a description and explanation of the conviction at the time of license application. (e) Any person, as required by authorizing statutes, seeking employment with a licensee or provider who is expected to, or whose responsibilities may require him or her to, provide personal care or services directly to clients or have access to client funds, personal property, or living areas; and any person, as required by authorizing statutes, contracting with a licensee or provider whose responsibilities require him or her to provide personal care or personal services directly to clients. Evidence of contractor screening may be retained by the contractor ' s employer or the licensee. (2) Every 5 years following his or her licensure, employment, or entry into a contract in a capacity that under subsection (1) would require level 2 background screening under chapter 435, each such person must submit to level 2 background rescreening as a condition of retaining such license or continuing in such employment or contractual status. For any such rescreening, the agency shall request the Department of Law Enforcement to forward the person ' s fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history record check. If the fingerprints of such a person are not retained by the Department of Law Enforcement under s. 943.05(2)(g), the person must file a complete set of fingerprints with the agency and the agency shall forward the fingerprints to the Department of Law Enforcement for state processing, and the Department of Law Enforcement shall forward the fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history record check. The fingerprints may be retained by the Department of Law Enforcement under s. 943.05(2)(g). The cost of the state and national criminal history records checks required by level 2 screening may be borne by the licensee or the person fingerprinted. Proof of compliance with level 2 screening standards submitted within the previous 5 years to meet any provider or professional licensure requirements of the agency, the Department of Health, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, the Department of Children and Family Services, or the Department of Financial Services for an applicant for a certificate of authority or provisional certificate of authority to operate a continuing care retirement community under chapter 651 satisfies the requirements of this section if the person subject to screening has not been unemployed for more than 90 days and such proof is accompanied, under penalty of perjury, by an affidavit of compliance with the provisions of chapter 435 and this section using forms provided by the agency. (3) All fingerprints must be provided in electronic format. Screening results shall be reviewed by the agency with respect to the offenses specified in s. 435.04 and this section, and the qualifying or disqualifying status of the person named in the request shall be maintained in a database. The qualifying or disqualifying status of the person named in the request shall be posted on a secure website for retrieval by the licensee or designated agent on the licensee ' s be07/16/2014
05/29/2014ComplaintEK7VIZ827UNLICENSED ACTIVITY(1) A person or entity may not offer or advertise services that require licensure as defined by this part, authorizing statutes, or applicable rules to the public without obtaining a valid license from the agency. A licenseholder may not advertise or hold out to the public that he or she holds a license for other than that for which he or she actually holds the license. (2) The operation or maintenance of an unlicensed provider or the performance of any services that require licensure without proper licensure is a violation of this part and authorizing statutes. Unlicensed activity constitutes harm that materially affects the health, safety, and welfare of clients. The agency or any state attorney may, in addition to other remedies provided in this part, bring an action for an injunction to restrain such violation, or to enjoin the future operation or maintenance of the unlicensed provider or the performance of any services in violation of this part and authorizing statutes, until compliance with this part, authorizing statutes, and agency rules has been demonstrated to the satisfaction of the agency. (3) It is unlawful for any person or entity to own, operate, or maintain an unlicensed provider. If after receiving notification from the agency, such person or entity fails to cease operation and apply for a license under this part and authorizing statutes, the person or entity shall be subject to penalties as prescribed by authorizing statutes and applicable rules. Each day of continued operation is a separate offense. (4) Any person or entity that fails to cease operation after agency notification may be fined $1,000 for each day of noncompliance. (5) When a controlling interest or licensee has an interest in more than one provider and fails to license a provider rendering services that require licensure, the agency may revoke all licenses and impose actions under s. 408.814 and a fine of $1,000 per day, unless otherwise specified by authorizing statutes, against each licensee until such time as the appropriate license is obtained for the unlicensed operation. (6) In addition to granting injunctive relief pursuant to subsection (2), if the agency determines that a person or entity is operating or maintaining a provider without obtaining a license and determines that a condition exists that poses a threat to the health, safety, or welfare of a client of the provider, the person or entity is subject to the same actions and fines imposed against a licensee as specified in this part, authorizing statutes, and agency rules. (7) Any person aware of the operation of an unlicensed provider must report that provider to the agency. 07/16/2014