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Florida Presbyterian Homes Nursing Centers
Many of the 1.5 million residents in nursing facilities in the U.S. are victims of mistreatment. In some cases, the nursing staff neglects the patients, or caregivers, visitors, employees, and other residents abuse, sexually assault, or mistreat the patient.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Polk County nursing facility, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family is adequately financially compensated for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.Florida Presbyterian Homes Nursing Centers
This facility is a 68-certified bed "non-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Lakeland and Polk County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
909 Lakeside Ave
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Florida Presbyterian Homes Nursing Centers
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Florida Presbyterian Homes Nursing Centers offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care and assisted-living options.
Fined $10,660 for substandard careFinancial 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.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Florida Presbyterian Homes Nursing Centers for $10,660 on March 15, 2018, citing substandard care. The nursing home received four 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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date December 13, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure an alleged violation of neglect was reported immediately to the governing agency [required by] State law.”
Documentation indicates that four reports had been filed involving abuse allegations. Two of the reports were “for elopement and two for bruises of an unknown source.” The facility Administrator stated that “she reports all injuries of unknown origin and any incidents that the facility team determined could have been prevented.”
The Administrator stated that “all falls are reviewed to determine whether or not the staff could have done anything to prevent the injury [including injuries involving fractures]. She stated the only time they report an injury, even major injuries such as a fracture, is if after the review they feel there was something the staff could have done to prevent the injury.”
In one incident, the resident had “an episode of bowel incontinence, and when staff was transferring [the resident] to the shower chair, [the resident’s] legs buckled, and [the resident] was lowered to the floor by [the staff].”
The Administrator stated that “[the resident] landed on the left knee and the right leg went under [the resident’s] left leg. [The resident] suffered a skin tear to the upper right forearm. The resident was assisted back to bed by the staff, set by the nurse, and the provider was notified. No new orders were obtained at the time of the incident.”
The following day the resident complained of pain “to the nurse, and the nurse obtained an order from the provider for an x-ray of the left hip and pelvis to be completed.” A family member stated that the resident was not feeling well.
The x-ray results were returned and showed “positive for a fracture. The nurse notified the provider the resident was transported via ambulance to the local hospital.” The Radiology Report showed a “prior total left knee arthroplasty with acute oblique distal femur extending to the femoral prosthesis.”
The Administrator confirmed that “she did not file an immediate report related to the incident that occurred with [the resident on the day of the accident, and confirmed] she was aware the resident suffered two fractures as a result of the fall that occurred in the facility.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Florida Presbyterian Homes Nursing Centers? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Polk County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Lakeland.
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