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Consulate Health Care at West Altamonte Nursing Facility
Do you believe that your loved one is being neglected, abused, or mistreated while living in a Seminole County nursing facility? Are you concerned that the harm they experience is occurring at the hands of caregivers or other residents? Contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal help.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive an adequate monetary recovery for your damages. We use the law to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally accountable. Let us begin working on your case today.Consulate Health Care at West Altamonte Nursing Facility
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 116-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Altamonte Springs and Seminole County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1099 West Town Parkway
Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714
Consulate Health Care at West Altamonte Nursing Facility
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Consulate Health Care at West Altamonte 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.Financial Penalties and Violations
Florida and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
The nursing home received one complaint and self-reported one serious problem 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 ConsultationAltamonte Springs Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Florida Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Care by Qualified Persons According to Each Resident’s Written Plan of Care – citation #F282 date March 3, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to provide care and services to reduce the risk of avoidable skin breakdown and identify and implement interventions to promote healing, according to the assessment findings and the Physician’s orders/Plan of Care.”
Surveyors also determined that the facility “failed to perform weekly skin assessments for [five residents] reviewed for non-pressure related skin conditions [and] failed to provide incontinence care and positioning for [one resident] reviewed for incontinence.”
One investigation involved a resident who “requires extensive assistance for bed mobility, was totally dependent on staff for transfers, locomotion, and personal hygiene, and had an unhealed Stage III pressure ulcer. A stage III pressure ulcer is a deep, crater-like wound in which damage may extend beyond the wound below layers of healthy skin that could be caused by pressure, friction, or shearing.”
A review of the resident’s Care Plan indicated there was a potential for “impaired skin integrity related to a history of pressure ulcers.” The nursing staff provided interventions to assist the resident by turning and repositioning their body to ensure that certain bony prominences would be kept away from “excessive moisture, incontinence care after each episode, monitor for and report any new skin impairment noted during care and weekly skin checks.”
However, the surveyors reviewed the Weekly Skin Integrity Review Forms that show that the assessments “were not completed as indicated in the Care Plan. Although there was a skin assessment performed on November 24, 2016, the follow-up occurred twenty-five days later on December 19, 2016.
At that time, the resident’s skin was nonintact and “there was no documentation on the location of the wound or skin condition. The next skin assessment was done twenty-four days later on January 12, 2017.” The “weekly skin assessment on February 13, 2017, was followed by a Pressure Ulcer Record dated February 22, 2017.”
The investigative team determined that the facility failed to follow established protocols that monitor and assess degraded skin integrity to ensure the resident receives the best skincare to avoid life-threatening pressure wounds.
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