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Fort Pierce Health Care Nursing Facility
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Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation from recovering your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.Fort Pierce Health Care Nursing Facility
This long-term care facility is a 171-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Fort Pierce and Saint Lucie County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
611 S 13th St
Fort Pierce, Florida 34950
Fort Pierce Health Care Nursing Facility
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Fort Pierce Health Care Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $11,069 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 thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Fort Pierce Health Care Nursing Facility, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $5,948 fine on November 01, 2018, a $2,056 fine on July 27, 2018, and a $3,065 fine on February 08, 2017, for a total of $11,069.
The nursing home received twelve 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 ConsultationFort Pierce Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Florida and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
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 two 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 July 27, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to prevent an avoidable pressure ulcer for [one resident] reviewed for accidents.” The state investigative team observed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) performing wound care on a resident.
The “wound was located on her left lateral leg and was circular in appearance. [The resident’s daughter] was present at the time of the wound care and stated that her mom should not have this wound, and it was due to the hardware in the wheelchair.” The resident’s daughter “pointed toward the screw on the wheelchair and stated her mom’s wound was the size of the screw on the wheelchair.”
The daughter indicated that “the resident has a history of a broken leg and her leg leans forward to the left side of the wheelchair when she is sitting. During the wound care, [the resident] was sitting in her wheelchair with two pillows and a foam cushion under her left leg.”
The investigators reviewed the documentation on the wound that indicated it was a life-threatening Stage IV pressure ulcer (the most severe form of a pressure ulcer which involves underlying bone or muscle).”
The investigators interviewed a Registered Nurse (RN) who stated that “she is aware of the wound that [the resident] has on her left leg. She states that she always makes sure that the resident’s left leg has pillows under to keep her leg from hitting the hardware of the wheelchair.”
The Registered Nurse stated that “she is part-time, and someone must have overlooked her leg placement to cause [the resident] to have the wound.” The Director of Nursing stated that “she believes that the wound on [the resident’s] left leg was avoidable and believes it is from the screw on the wheelchair.”
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