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Avante at Lake Worth Nursing Center
Mistreatment occurring in nursing homes across the U.S. is in all too common occurrence. According to statistics maintained by Medicare, there are thousands of senior citizens, the disabled, and rehabilitating subjected to abuse and neglect at nursing homes nationwide. Many of these individuals suffered mistreatment at the hands of their caregivers, employees, visitors, and other patients.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Palm Beach County nursing facility, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you are adequately compensated for your damages.Avante at Lake Worth Nursing Center
This facility is a "for-profit" 138-certified bed long term care center providing care and services to residents of Lake Worth and Palm Beach County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
2501 N A St
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
Avante at Lake Worth Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Avante at Lake Worth Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, involving burn care, management, dialysis, hospice, IV (intravenous) therapy, oxygen therapy, ostomy care, oncology care, neurological rehab, and psychological services. Additional services include restored of nursing, hemodialysis support, decubitus care, apnea monitoring, and tube feeding.Financial Penalties and Violations
It is a legal responsibility of state and federal investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Florida Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationLake Worth Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Florida long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Necessary Care and Services to Maintain the Highest Well-Being of Every Resident – citation #F309 date July 28, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to administer pain medications [timely] for pain. The failure caused [the resident] to be in severe pain for thirty minutes.” Additionally, “the facility failed to follow fluid instructions for [another resident].”
The state investigators interviewed the resident, who stated that the facility “did not provide pain medications to him [timely].” The resident “reported that he was in pain at that time. He stated he received the last pain medication at approximately 12:00 PM” approximately three hours earlier.
The resident indicated that his pain medication was prescribed to be given as needed, every two hours, and as needed when asked for. The state surveyors observed the resident pressing the call light button and telling the Aide at 3:11 PM “that he was in pain and needed pain medication.”
The Aide stated that she would inform the nurse and returned approximately a minute later to tell the resident that there was a switch of staff members and that the oncoming staff members would provide the resident care in approximately ten minutes. The surveyors watched the evening shift nurse at 3:26 PM by the resident’s room and visiting other residents’ rooms with the medication cart.
The nurse was observed going into another resident’s room at 3:34 PM, and a third resident’s room at 3:38 PM. By 3:40 PM, the nurse entered the resident’s room. One minute earlier, the resident stated to the surveyor that “he had not received the requested pain medication [and that now] his pain was at eleven and confirmed that he was using a scale of 1 to 10 with 0 indicating no pain and ten indicating the most pain.”
Three minutes later, the surveyors interviewed the nurse in the presence of the aide who indicated they would receive their pain medication in ten minutes. The nurse stated that “she forgot about [the resident’s] pain medication.”
The facility Director of Nursing reported that “she was unaware of the staff’s failure to administer the pain medication but would investigate it.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Avante at Lake Worth Nursing Center? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Palm Beach County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Lake Worth.
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