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Countryside Rehabilitation and Healthcare Facility
Are you concerned that your loved one living in a nursing facility might be the victim of mistreatment? Were they injured in a preventable fall or develop avoidable bedsores because the nursing home neglected to provide adequate supervision or nursing care? Did the facility’s caregivers, visitors, or other patients physically, sexually, verbally, or mentally abuse your loved one?
The Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys fight aggressively to maintain the rights of Pinellas County nursing home patients. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers uses the law to obtain financial compensation for victims who want to seek justice for their injuries. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today.Countryside Rehabilitation and Healthcare Facility
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 120-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Palm Harbor and Pinellas County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
3825 Countryside Blvd N
Palm Harbor, Florida 34684
Countryside Rehabilitation and Healthcare Facility
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Countryside Rehabilitation and Healthcare 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 $16,528 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators have a legal obligation to penalize any nursing home that violated a rule or regulation that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties typically include imposed monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services. Usually, the higher the violation, the higher the fine.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Countryside Rehabilitation and Healthcare Facility, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $1,363 fine on June 08, 2017, and a $15,165 fine on September 16, 2016, for a total of $16,528.
The nursing home received two 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.
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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 Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date June 8, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure that it provided adequate supervision and assistance to prevent falls for [one resident] who had unwitnessed falls on May 31, 2017, June 2, 2017, and June 4, 2017.” The three falls occurred at 8:40 PM, 6:20 PM, and 11:00 AM on the respective days.
A review of the resident’s Care Plan and the focus area indicates that the patient “has the potential for injury from falls related to decreased vision (diagnosis) glaucoma and macular degeneration, prefers to wear personal socks, incontinent episodes, kind of deficit, poor safety awareness, and utilizes a wheelchair as ambulation.” The document also indicates that the resident “has a history of falls, a diagnosis of osteoporosis, and poor posture when ambulating.”
The Care Plan also indicates that the resident “needs a safe environment with even floors free from spills or clutter” and a glare-free light environment with the bed in the lowest position at night and handrails on the walls. All personal items are to be kept within reach.
A Progress Note dated May 31, 2017, at 9:20 PM indicated that the resident was “found sitting on [their] buttocks on the patio.” The following day, the interdisciplinary team met and placed interventions to ensure resident safety.
However, two days later, the resident returned from the hospital in a wheelchair transported by her son complaining of no distress or pain. The following day on, June 4, 2016, the resident was being helped to the restroom and was asked to pull the string when she was done to receive further assistance. However, the resident “never asked for help and got back to the bedside on her own.” Minutes later, the resident was “found sitting on the floor by her bed with her legs crossed.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Countryside Rehabilitation and Healthcare Facility? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Pinellas County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Palm Harbor.
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