Ilene Lasher, 57, said she told inspectors she liked her digs at Loving Care, with one exception.
They have mental health drugs and they give it to people who sometimes dont need it, Lasher said.
When reviewing the facilitys medical rolls, Reiter, with the ombudsmans office, said several residents were checked off for receiving medicine ahead of the date they were suppose to receive it.
Since 2003, Loving Care of Lauderhill has been issued 57 citations from the Agency of Healthcare Administration, including violations for not administering medications properly and overall problems with the facilitys upkeep from plumbing problems to faulty locks. Loving Care has also been sanctioned with close to $11,000 in fines according to state records.
Facility administrator Angela Changoor declined to comment for this article.
What made Thursdays surprise inspections so unusual was the number of ALFs visited. Typically, inspections happen at one facility, but for the agencies to plan to sweep through six ALFs over two days is highly extraordinary. Each detailed inspection take about three hours.
Reiter said its up to the state and respective agencies to enforce the different violations found.
Thursdays check is expected to result in fines for the three facilities investigated, but those sanctions must first be approved by the state agency that oversees health care facilities.
Its unlikely that any of the ALFs will be shut down, but Reiter said he hoped the surprise sweep would send a message to the facility administrators.
We want them to clean these places up, follow the rules, Reiter said. The residents deserve that.
WLRN-Miami Herald reporter Kenny Malone contributed to this report.