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Consulate Health Care of Lake Parker Nursing Facility
Does your family have limited options when providing care to your loved one who requires nursing assistance? Has your loved one been neglected or abused while living in a Polk County nursing facility? If so, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives monetary compensation to recover your damages. We use the law to hold those responsible for causing injury and unexpected death rightfully and financially accountable. We can begin working on your case today.Consulate Health Care of Lake Parker Nursing Facility
This center is a 120-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Lakeland and Polk County, Florida. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
2020 W Lake Parker Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33805
Consulate Health Care of Lake Parker Nursing Facility
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Consulate Health Care of Lake Parker Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services involving IV (intravenous) therapy, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, trach care, pulmonary care, nutritional services, peritoneal dialysis, cardiac care, advanced wound care, hospice, oncology care, bariatric care, and therapeutic recreation.
Fined $231,882 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The state of Florida and the federal government are legally responsible for monitoring each nursing home and impose monetary fines and deny payments through Medicare if serious violations have been identified. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Consulate Health Care Of Lake Parker Nursing Facility, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $206,941 fine on October 05, 2018, a $19,091 fine on March 30, 2017, and a $5,850 fine on March 30, 2017, for a total of $231,882. During this time, Medicare denied payment on two occasions due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home received nine 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 ConsultationLakeland 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 Honor the Resident’s Right to Request, Refuse or Discontinue Treatment to Participate in or Refuse Participation in Experimental Research or Formulate an Advance Directive – citation #F578 date October 5, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to promote the rights for [one resident] related to the right to receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the event of cardiopulmonary arrest.” Specifically, “the facility failed to follow their policy and procedure regarding the identification of the end-of-life wishes [before] conducting CPR for [a resident] who was identified as having Full Code orders and not ensuring his rights were protected and CPR which is honored.”
The male resident “was found unresponsive [with] pupils fixed and dilated; Cheyenne Stokes respiration noted (abnormal pattern of breathing) an absence of a pulse. The facility staff failed to validate [the resident’s] code status immediately and conducted comfort measures.”
The “facility failed to honor [the resident’s] expressed wishes and violated his right to receive treatment. The facility’s failure to follow its policies and procedures presented a systemwide failure. Failure of the facility staff to correctly implement advance directives resulted in findings of Immediate Jeopardy.”
The resident had arrived at the facility due to a shortness of breath to receive palliative care. His admission papers and orders revealed a Hospice Certification to indicate that the resident “was a Full Code” to receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when needed.
The state surveyors indicated that “there was no record of [the resident] expiring or any events leading up to the death of [the resident].” A staff member believed that the resident was a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR), and when the resident was in distress, the staff member indicated that the aides were to clean the resident, believing that the resident “had stopped breathing and we were just providing comfort measures.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Consulate Health Care of Lake Parker Nursing Facility? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Polk County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Lakeland.
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