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Freedom Square Rehabilitation and Nursing Services
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 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 Pinellas 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.Freedom Square Rehabilitation and Nursing Services
This long-term care facility is a 116-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Seminole and Pinellas County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
10801 Johnson Blvd
Seminole, Florida 33772
Freedom Square Rehabilitation and Nursing Services
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Freedom Square Rehabilitation and Nursing Services offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides assisted and independent living options, memory care, hospice, health care services, and continuing care retirement communities, along with physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $13,878 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The state of Florida and the federal government have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing home. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility violates 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 Freedom Square Rehabilitation and Nursing Services for $13,878 on October 05, 2018, citing substandard care. 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 federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues, and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Met Professional Standards of Quality – citation #F658 date October 5, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure that Neurological Evaluations were completed per facility protocol after an unwitnessed fall for [one resident] reviewed for falls.” The investigation involved a resident who “sustained an unwitnessed fall on August 28, 2018.”
A review of the resident’s Nurse’s Notes from the same day revealed that the resident “fell while trying to stabilize himself on a shower chair.” The resident denied hitting his head but complained of hip pain. The nursing staff ordered an x-ray. Neurological checks begin.
The facility notes indicate that the Physician “did examine [the resident] shortly after the fall, which included a neurological evaluation.” However, reviewing the resident’s records between August 28, 2018, and August 30, 2018, revealed “no Neurological Evaluation Flow Sheet and only two Nurse Progress Notes.”
One of those notes stated that the resident was in bed and no longer complained of pain. The document shows that there were neurological checks every two hours per the facility’s protocol. Later that day, another report indicated that the resident “has good rehabilitation potential and complies with the medication and treatment regimen.” The document says that there is a “fall precaution infection control program promoted at all times.”
However, by August 30, 2018, at 9:45 PM, the Change of Condition Form indicated a change in acute mental status related to “[the resident] seeing people in the ceiling and coming down the wall. [The resident] was placed on one-on-one observation and sent to the hospital due to altered mental status.”
The Director of Nursing stated on October 4, 2018, that “there were no Neurological Evaluation Flow Sheets found [for the resident].” The Risk Manager stated that “there is a form that they are to use to document this.” The state investigation included a review of the facility’s policies, staff interviews, and record reviews.
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Freedom Square Rehabilitation and Nursing Services? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Pinellas County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Seminole.
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