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Consulate Health Care of Vero Beach Nursing Facility
Deciding to entrust the medical team at a nursing home to provide a loved one the highest level of care can never be easy. In some situations, nurses and Nurse’s Aides will assure the family that they follow established standards of care when, in fact, that does not happen. Without warning, their loved one can be victimized through mistreatment, neglect or abuse due to mismanagement, insufficient staffing, or poor hiring practices.
If your loved one was injured while living in an Indian River County nursing facility, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives financial compensation to recover your damages. We can begin working on your case now.Consulate Health Care of Vero Beach Nursing Facility
This long-term care facility is a 159-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Vero Beach and Indian River County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
1310 37th St
Vero Beach, Florida 32960
Consulate Health Care of Vero Beach Nursing Facility
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Consulate Health Care of Vero Beach 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 $1,677 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
It is the legal responsibility of Florida and the federal government 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.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Consulate Health Care of Vero Beach Nursing Facility for $1,677 on May 02, 2019, citing substandard care. This nursing home received ten complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations.
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 ConsultationVero Beach Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Florida and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date September 28, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to provide evidence of a thorough investigation analyzing the implementation of interventions to prevent falls for [two residents].” In one case, a review of a resident’s clinical record revealed that the patient “was found on the floor [after falling] from the bed.” The resident was found “to initially have an abrasion to her left toe. Later that day, [the resident] complained of left knee and right hip pain.”
The doctor ordered x-rays that revealed a fractured left knee. The resident was transferred to the local hospital and returned to the facility later that day, “with a leg brace to the left leg.” A review of the report indicates that the resident is to be transferred using a mechanical lift, is incontinent of bowel and bladder, and uses a wheelchair for locomotion.
However, “there is no time documented for the last time [the resident] was toileted. The room was dark due to the time of the fall; the call bell was within reach. [The resident] apparently was sleeping [before] the fall.” Documents indicated the resident is alert with confusion.
The staff is to keep the resident’s bed in the lowest position to minimize any further occurrence of the resident getting out of the bed unassisted. Documentation shows that the resident is a diabetic, has injuries related to her arthritis, problems with gait and balance, and a history of falls. The resident is taking psychoactive medications. The staff is to anticipate and meet the needs of the resident, including keeping the call light within reach.
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