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Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, Florida, recently achieved a deficiency-free state survey.


To pass the state survey each year, nursing facilities must meet hundreds of criteria. These address not only nursing care and resident safety, but also patients’ rights, food services and administration. Surveyors spend several days in the building reviewing paperwork, observing resident care and interviewing residents and associates.


“These results are a direct correlation between the immense leadership exhibited by the department heads and the passion and dedication from front-line staff,” said Julia Swanson, executive director. “Our team members truly care about the patients and residents and take pride in delivering quality care. Our associates work hard each day to make a positive impact on the lives of the residents, whether that means cooking a special meal for a resident who hasn’t been eating well or encouraging a resident to walk again after an unexpected fall, and they deserve to be recognized for their commitment.”


Life Care Center of Punta Gorda’s survey took place Sept. 17-20, 2018. The facility also earned a deficiency-free survey in 2016 and was deficiency-free in nursing in 2017.