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The Gardens of Port St Lucie Nursing Facility
Mistreating senior citizens living in nursing homes is an unacceptable, reprehensible, and disgraceful action done by the hands of caregivers, visitors, and other patients. Many families relocate their loved ones into the nursing home, believing that they will receive the highest level of care in a safe environment. Unfortunately, neglect and abuse are an all too common occurrence that leaves victims harmed, injured, or dead.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Saint Lucie County nursing facility, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you are financially compensated for your monetary damages.The Gardens of Port St Lucie Nursing Facility
This long-term care home is a 30-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Port Saint Lucie and Saint Lucie County, Florida. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility care located at:
1699 Se Lyngate Drive
Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34952
The Gardens of Port St Lucie Nursing Facility
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, The Gardens of Port St Lucie Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, respite care, short-term stay, and assisted living options.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services involving physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that have harmed or could have harmed a nursing facility resident. These penalties include denial of payment for Medicare services are an imposed a monetary fine.
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 ConsultationPort Saint Lucie Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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 one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure a Resident Receives an Accurate Assessment by a Qualified Health Professional – citation #F278 date October 14, 2016
- Failure to Provide Care by Qualified Persons According to Each Resident’s Written Plan of Care – citation #F282 date October 14, 2016
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident’s Drug Regimen Is Free from Unnecessary Medications – citation #F329 date October 14, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessments accurately reflected residents’ status for [six residents].” The facility also failed to “accurately assess bladder and bowel continence for [two residents] and failed to accurately assess speech, hearing and vision for [another resident].
The facility “failed to implement interventions related to multi-drug regimens for [one resident] reviewed for unnecessary medication use.” This deficient practice was evidenced by a “failure to administer medications as ordered by the Physician to improve therapeutic outcome.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure that each resident’s drug regimen was free from unnecessary medications.” Additionally, based on interview and record review, “it was determined the facility failed to [ensure] appropriate lab monitoring was conducted for [the same resident].” The investigators interviewed a staff member who stated that according to a resident’s Medication Administration Record (MAR), “[the patient] was provided her antihypertensive medication on October 7, 2016, when her systolic blood pressure reading was 109.”
After reviewing the MAR and Physician’s orders, the staff member “could not provide an explanation as to why this medication was documented as being provided on [backdate] and acknowledged there was no Nurse’s Note that the Physician was contacted [before] administering the medication outside of the parameters of the Physician’s orders.”
Both the Director of Nursing and Medical Records Custodian were unable to locate Physician’s orders outlining the need to perform lab work every three months. The staff “was to obtain a lipid panel, CBC (Complete Blood Count) and DPM (Basic Metabolic Panel).” The Director of Nursing acknowledged that “there were no previous orders for lab work and that the last lab work, the lipid panel, was the only lab work conducted in January 2016.”
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