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Care Center at Pinellas Park Nursing Center
Do you suspect that the injury your loved one obtained while living in a Pinellas County nursing facility could have been prevented had the nursing staff followed the established procedures and protocols? Was there harm through resident-to-resident abuse or staff-to-resident negligence? If so, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for legal assistance.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to take quick legal action. We have handled cases like yours and can help your family, too. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages.Care Center at Pinellas Park Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a 120-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Pinellas Park and Pinellas County, Florida. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
8701 49th St N
Pinellas Park, Florida 33782
Care Center at Pinellas Park Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Care Center at Pinellas Park Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services involving internal case management, respiratory therapy, orthopedic care, neurological care involving CVA, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. The facility also offers rehabilitation involving physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $6,355 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of Florida are authorized to penalize any nursing home with monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services when the facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Care Center at Pinellas Park Nursing Center for $6,355 on November 20, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home received fifteen complaints over the last three years 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 ConsultationPinellas Park Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites, including the Florida Department of Public Health 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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date July 3, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to prevent a report of neglect or lack of supervision for [one resident]. The facility failed to provide supervision for [the resident] who had known wandering behaviors, impaired decision-making skills, short-term and long-term memory impairment, a history of falls and impulsive behavior, [and] was fidgety and restless at times.”
It was documented that the resident had “exit-seeking behaviors and wandered the unit.” Documentation indicates that on the evening of June 17, 2019, “the facility staff was unaware [the resident] had gotten out of bed, left his room located on the second floor within the three-story building, used the secured elevator to go to the first floor of the facility and walked out of the building.”
It was determined that “the facility failed to ensure the safety of [the resident] on that evening when he was able to exit the facility, leave the property, and crossed six lanes of traffic, putting [the resident] at risk of physical harm.” The nursing home also “failed to accurately document [the resident’s] elopement by falsifying documentation which stated he was found on the first floor when multiple staff members reported [the resident] was found outside, off the facility’s property, down the road, and across six lanes of traffic by a traffic light at a busy four-way intersection.”
The nursing home’s “failure to accurately document [the resident’s] elopement and the facility’s failure to prevent and report the lack of supervision of [the resident] resulted in findings of Immediate Jeopardy on July 3, 2018, which is ongoing.” A review of the resident’s Care Plan indicated a potential alteration in mood, as evidenced by complaints or displays of fidgety and restless actions.
The documentation also indicates that the resident was “at risk for falls or fall-related injuries due to impaired balance, unsteady gait, is impulsive, and attempts to transfer.”
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