The death of a Florida nursing home resident has reignited the debate over the safety of the state’s nursing homes.
The nursing home was found to be using excessive force, beating residents with batons, kicking residents, and failing to supervise its workers, according to a report released on Wednesday by the Florida Commission on Health.
The report also found that some of the nursing home’s employees were abusing residents and using excessive and inappropriate force.
According to the commission’s report, the Florida Department of Health has ordered the state to investigate whether the nursing homes staff has violated any of its rules and procedures, and if so, whether the residents were treated in accordance with those rules.
A spokesperson for the Florida state Department of Children and Families said that the agency would not comment on the commission report, citing a confidentiality agreement.
In an emailed statement, a spokesperson for Florida Department on Aging said that while it is a longstanding policy that employees of the department are prohibited from engaging in certain activities, it is not clear whether these activities include engaging in inappropriate conduct.
A review of the commission investigation found that the nursing center, which is in Lakeland, Florida, is in violation of state and federal rules regarding how residents are cared for, according the commission.
In its report, written by a physician and psychologist, the commission said the nursing staff’s use of excessive force and improper and unsafe practices included beating and kicking residents who were elderly, disabled, or had mental health issues, and also failing to follow standard procedures for ensuring the safety and welfare of residents.
“We are particularly concerned about the reports of injuries suffered by the residents of the facility,” said the commission, which found that most of the residents in the facility were elderly.
“This is a significant concern, especially since the residents did not receive adequate supervision or protection during the abuse,” the commission wrote.
The commission did not provide any details about what the commission found inappropriate and unsafe.
According the commission findings, the nursing facility was in violation the American Home Care Association’s standard of care.
The association’s standard requires nursing home staff to use restraint when using force, including using a baton and batons with extended grips, according The Guardian.
The American Home care association is an organisation of American nursing homes that provides information and education about safe and healthy living.
The state commission also found the nursing facilities staff had a history of inappropriate use of force and inappropriate supervision and training.
According a report by the Guardian, the US Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the state of Florida.
In March, a group of activists from the group Occupy Miami said they were arrested for blocking a traffic circle in front of the Florida nursing homes nursing home.
The protesters were eventually released.