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Consulate Health Care of Tallahassee
Was your loved one mistreated while living in a Leon County nursing facility? Are you concerned that they were the victims of abuse or neglect at the hands of caregivers or other residents? If so, contact the Florida Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has represented many nursing home victims and can assist your family, too. We provide every client with a free initial consultation to discuss their case and determine the best legal options to proceed. Call now so we can begin working on your case today.Consulate Health Care of Tallahassee
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Tallahassee and Leon County, Florida. The 120-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
1650 Phillips Rd
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Consulate Health Care of Tallahassee
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Consulate Health Care of Tallahassee offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, assisted and independent living options, medically-complex care, respiratory care, bariatric care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $13,627 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state of Florida and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, the higher the penalty, the more egregious the problem.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Consulate Health Care of Tallahassee for $13,627 on October 04, 2018, citing substandard care. The nursing home received 26 complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Florida Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationTallahassee 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date October 4, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home failed to provide “care and services to prevent the development and the worsening of pressure ulcers.” The investigation involved a resident whose Physician assessment identified the resident “as having blisters on her coccyx.” The blisters were identified as Stage I excoriation of the sacral ulcer with new order written to cleanse the sacrum with soap and water and apply zinc ointment (20%) every shift and as needed.”
A further review of the resident’s records indicated that the resident “was transferred to the hospital for debridement of a Stage IV to her coccyx and placement of a wound vac. Additionally, the facility submitted an Adverse Incident Report to the Agency for Health Care Administration after a neglect allegation was filed with another State agency.”
The documentation found that “the facility failed to identify concerns with the resident’s care.” The investigators interviewed the Wound Care Nurse who stated that the facility is “taking the hit for this wound because she came back from the hospital with a stage IV. She stated that the wound vac was changed on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and was very painful for the resident who received pain medication [before] the change.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated June 6, 2019, the nursing home “failed to ensure [two residents] receive necessary treatment and services to prevent the development of pressure ulcers and promote wound healing.” The documentation shows that the designated Wound Care Nurse, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), stated that the resident “had been admitted with large necrotic [dead tissue] areas to both buttocks.”
The In-House Consulting Wound Care Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner “wanted to send him to the hospital for surgical debridement, but he refused to go.” The Nurse Practitioner stated that the resident “was noncompliant with care and would sit up playing video games and watching television for hours.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Consulate Health Care of Tallahassee? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Leon County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Tallahassee.
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