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Crestwood Nursing Center
Are you concerned that caregivers at the Putnam County nursing facility have victimized your loved one through negligence and mistreatment? Do you suspect they have been physically, mentally, emotionally, or sexually assaulted by the nursing staff, visitors, or other patients?
Contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers will use the law to obtain financial compensation on your family’s behalf.Crestwood Nursing Center
This facility is a "for-profit" 65-certified bed long term care center providing care and services to residents of Palatka and Putnam County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
501 S Palm Ave
Palatka, Florida 32177
URL: NO WEBSITE
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Crestwood Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
Fined $41,857 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Florida and federal agencies are duty-bound to monitor every nursing home and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify serious violations of nursing home regulations and rules. In some cases, the nursing home receives multiple penalties if surveyors find severe violations that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Crestwood Nursing Center for $41,857 on November 03, 2017, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on November 03, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home received five 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 ConsultationPalatka 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, four out of five stars for staffing issues, and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date June 8, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure policy and procedures were implemented for the safety of residents to prevent possible abuse by not removing the alleged perpetrator from the area of [the resident] making the abuse allegation.”
The investigative team interviewed the resident just after noon on June 5, 2017, and asked: “if a staff, a resident, or anyone else here abused you.” The resident responded that “one has verbally abused me. She calls me nasty names. She calls me a ___. When asked to clarify what ___meant to the resident, the resident stated, ____________.”
The resident indicated that “this happened a couple of months ago. It has happened lately. She has threatened to kill me three or four times around the same time. She still works here.”
The surveyors re-interviewed the resident to receive further clarification asking, “if he has ever been abused by staff.” The resident responded, “yes, I was punched in my broken hip.” The surveyors asked, “who punched him in his hip.” The resident responded, “I do not know.” The survey team asked the resident if the punch to the hip broke the hip.” The resident stated, “No, I had a broken hip, and they punched me in it.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) score that shows “no cognitive impairment.” The surveyors then asked the Administrator if “she was made aware of an allegation of abuse regarding [the resident’s] verbal abuse and physical abuse.” The Administrator responded, “I was not aware of any concerns about [the resident], [the staff member] or of him being punched in the hip by a staff member.”
The state surveyors observed the identified staff member, a Certified Nursing Assistant who “was working on the 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM shift and was observed in the hallway in which [the resident] resided.” The facility Administrator stated that they would get a statement from that employee when she arrived at her shift. The Administrator stated that “[the employee] is suspended pending an investigation. I will be calling [the staff member] and will be suspending her until the investigation is complete.”
The Administrator stated that “I have implemented the policy and procedure. [The staff member] was called and removed from her post today. She was scheduled for tonight.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Crestwood Nursing Center? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Putnam County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Palatka.
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