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Cypress Care Center Nursing Home
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This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Wildwood and Sumter County, Florida. The 180-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
490 S Old Wire Rd
Wildwood, Florida 34785
Cypress Care Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Cypress Care Center Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services involving internal case management, respiratory therapy, orthopedic care, neurological care involving Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis, and patient education. Additional services involved rehabilitation, including physical, speech and occupational therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of Florida have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
The nursing home received three 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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The state of Florida and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date May 22, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure [one resident] was free from neglect by failing to provide supervision when [the resident] was found out-of-doors with a temperature of 107°F, unresponsive, and subsequently died.”
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure [the resident] was supervised to prevent neglect when out-of-doors resulted in Immediate Jeopardy. This [failure] has the potential to affect [all 161] residents requiring supervision.”
The investigative team reviewed the resident’s medical record that indicated that the patient’s diagnosis of a medical condition “can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which is a medical emergency.” The resident has a medical condition that affects all the nerves in the body “as a result of diabetes. It can be accompanied by pain or loss of function when these nerves do not work properly.”
The documentation shows that the medical condition causes “body temperatures in excess of 104°F, which will cause significant problems for the kidneys. Dehydration will lead to low blood pressure and decreased kidney function. Heart failure and shock can lead to kidney failure during episodes of severe heatstroke, adjustment disorder with depressed mood, and hypertension.”
A review of the resident’s Medication Administration Record revealed that the patient “was administered the Physician-ordered medications due at 1:00 PM, between 12:30 PM at 12:45 PM. No additional documentation was provided for the supervision of [the resident].”
The survey team interviewed the morning shift Certified Nursing Assistants who worked on all halls and stated that “all aides are supposed to know where [the residents] are at all times. They confirmed that [this resident] frequently was outside alone.”
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) stated: “I responded to the call for help from the Kitchen Manager [when the resident] was outside the door in his wheelchair but had become unresponsive.” The LPN stated that the resident felt very warm to the touch and had attempted a sternum rub to obtain a response.
The nursing staff provided emergency services and transferred the resident “to the hospital where he later passed away.” The LPN stated “I did not know [that the resident] was sitting outside the side door, in the hot weather, but it is common for [the resident] to sit outside the side door.”
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