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Hawthorne Health and Rehabilitation of Sarasota
Many families have limited options on how to handle the care of a loved one who requires medical professionals in a skilled nursing environment. Typically, reputable nursing homes follow established procedures and protocols to ensure that every resident’s needs are met. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in some facilities in Florida.
If your loved one was victimized while living in a Sarasota County nursing facility, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers represent your family to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today.Hawthorne Health and Rehabilitation of Sarasota
This long-term care facility is a 120-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Sarasota and Sarasota County, Florida. The "non-profit" home is located at:
5381 DeSoto Road
Sarasota, Florida 34235
Hawthorne Health and Rehabilitation of Sarasota
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Hawthorne Health and Rehabilitation of Sarasota offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
Fined $269,650 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of Florida can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Hawthorne Health and Rehabilitation of Sarasota, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $10,277 fine on August 29, 2018, a $13,627 fine on January 22, 2018, and a $245,746 fine on February 16, 2017, for a total of $269,650.
The nursing home received sixteen 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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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, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date January 22, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “neglected to provide basic life support, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to [one resident] reviewed for appropriate emergency care. The facility neglected the resident’s needs for emergency care, allowing her to expire.”
At the time of the survey, the facility had fifty-five residents “who did not have Physician’s orders for or consented to withhold CPR. The facility allowing staff to withhold CPR without a current Do Not Resuscitate Order puts fifty-five residents in Immediate Jeopardy.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s face sheet indicating that the resident had a “Do Not Resuscitate Order completed the same day” of admission. Medical records show that she had been hospitalized.
However, after her return from the hospital, the resident’s husband discussed with the resident’s Physician that he “wanted his wife to be a full code” meaning to resuscitate his wife using emergent opportunities to save her life. These opportunities included CPR if needed. A Progress Note in the resident’s medical records indicated that the Do Not Resuscitate Order had been rescinded.
A review of the resident’s electronic medical records indicated that the order not to resuscitate had been rescinded, “making her a full code status. [The resident] was briefly hospitalized again.” When the resident returned to the facility, she remained a Full Code Status while under hospice care.
The facility’s Social Service Director “was to review the code status with the spouse due to new hospice services.” An updated Progress Note indicated that the Director had discussed the code status with the spouse, and he noted that “he would like for her to remain a full code at this time.”
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) called a code blue indicating resuscitation for the resident. However, when the Director of Nursing arrived in the room, the Director “called off the code blue.” Instead, the Director requested that two Registered Nurses (RNs) “pronounce [the resident] dead.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Hawthorne Health and Rehabilitation of Sarasota? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Sarasota County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Sarasota.
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