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Finnish-American Village Nursing Center
Do you suspect that your loved one has been mistreated while living in a Palm Beach County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries or unexpected death are the results of abuse or neglect by caregivers, employees, or other patients? If so, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your behalf to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages. We use the law to ensure that those responsible for causing injuries and harm are held financially and legally responsible. Let us begin working on your case today.Finnish-American Village Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a "non-profit" 45-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Lake Worth and Palm Beach County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1800 South Drive
Lake Worth, Florida 33461
Finnish-American Village Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Finnish-American Village Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, rehabilitation services, and assisted living options.
Fined $6,734 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Florida and the federal government have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing home in the state. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Finnish-American Village Nursing Center for $6,734 on December 14, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months 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 ConsultationLake Worth Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Florida Department of Public Health website.
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 Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date November 29, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to provide adequate supervision to prevent [one resident] who has a wander guard, from exiting the building.” A review of the resident’s Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) score of ninety-nine indicates that the patient had severe, cognitive impairment and “was unable to complete the interview.”
A review of the Nursing Progress Note dated June 4, 2018, indicated that the resident “twisted the arm of [the staff member] while refusing to leave the activity room. [The resident] was trying to leave the facility, exit-seeking.”
Further review indicates that the resident is combative and “went out with staff for a couple of hours.” When back inside, the resident was still combative.
After seeing a doctor, certain medications were discontinued, and others were started “for dementia with behavioral disturbances.” Five weeks later, on August 2, 2018, the resident was “agitated and violent and tried to leave the facility. He calmed down after two hours.” On August 27, 2018, the resident “continued to make many attempts to go outside.”
By August 10, 2018, the resident “was trying to go outside, becoming agitated and violent.” The following day, the Physician increased the resident’s medication, and a wander guard was placed on his right ankle. Three days later on October 20, 2018, the resident “is combative and attempts to go outside, propelling himself all over the facility.”
On November 2, 2018, the resident “is aggressive.” The following day, the resident “continues to be combative and violent and refuses to stay inside. [The resident] left the nursing home part and went to the other side of the Assisted Living Facility.”
On November 26, 2018, the resident “was observed by a surveyor exiting the facility at 1:30 PM from the West side door without staff supervision, following a visitor out of the door. No alarm was heard. [A staff member] escorted [the resident] back inside the building.”
A Nursing Progress Note dated November 26, 2018, revealed that “[a Certified Nursing Assistant] is to check [the resident] every thirty minutes and assist [the resident] to go outside with supervision” when necessary.
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Finnish-American Village 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 Palm Beach County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Lake Worth.
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