There's now a new way for you to find out if a nursing home has a troubled past.
Action News Jax Courtney Cole shows you the new symbol to look for, and which local nursing home has ended up on the radar.
Putting your loved one into a nursing home can be a difficult decision.
Finding the right facility can be even more of a challenge.
Now the federal government is trying to give you more information to make that decision, with its new "warning icons."
Click here and you'll find information on 697 nursing homes throughout the state of Florida.
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Those tagged by the state for abuse, neglect or exploitation will now have a bright, red circle with a hand inside—next to their name.
"I think it would be a good system for putting family members into assisted living care, especially if you're out of the state or unable to go to the facility itself," said Ashley Lacey.
The warning marker will be up for about a year after the violation is noted.
Twenty-five Florida nursing homes have this warning marker.
One of them is the St. Augustine Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Cole went to the center and was told the facility was given the warning mark because of a deadly fight between two patients, earlier this year.
It's a story Action News Jax covered when it happened.
When Cole asked what's changed since then, the spokesperson for St. Augustine Health and Rehabilitation Center sent this statement:
Nursing homes that received the red warning icon last week received their violation between Oct. 1, 2019 and Sept. 30, 2019.
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