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Heather Hill Healthcare Center
Some statistics show that more than one million Americans currently live in nursing homes. Many of these patients are our mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, children, and friends. Families often relocate their loved ones into a nursing home believing that they will receive the best care and improve their quality of life in a safe environment.
Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in many nursing homes, including those in Pasco County. If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while residing in a nursing home, 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 receive monetary compensation for your damages.Heather Hill Healthcare Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "non-profit" home providing services to residents of New Port Richey and Pasco County, Florida. The 105-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
6630 Kentucky Ave
New Port Richey, Florida 34653
Heather Hill Healthcare Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Heather Hill Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, comprehensive rehab services, wound care, respite, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $14,076 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The state and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed a nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Heather Hill Healthcare Center for $14,076 on May 10, 2018, citing substandard care. The nursing home received seven 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 ConsultationNew Port Richey Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and the Florida Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
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 one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date October 17, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “did not report an allegation of mistreatment, for [one resident] reviewed, to the State and Federal agencies as mandated.” The investigation involved a female resident admitted to the facility from a hospital who was “alert with periods of confusion.”
The state investigators interviewed the facility MDS (Minimum Data Set) Coordinator, who stated that the resident’s daughter said the resident had been roughed up several days ago but did not give any details. The daughter was asked why she did not report this before the meeting, and the daughter did not answer.”
The documentation indicates that “it was decided by the Care Plan meeting attendees, including the daughter, that the resident be brought into the meeting to verify the information given by the daughter.” The MDS Coordinator said that “when the resident arrived in the room, she was smiling and appeared to be happy and in good spirits. She was asked in front of all the meeting attendees if she had experienced any rough treatment by the staff.”
The resident said that “she had not, but the staff member had been a little verbally aggressive but not physically aggressive.” The MDS Coordinator said that the resident “did not appear to be afraid or withdrawn [and asked the resident] if there was or should have been any further investigation into the verbally aggressive allegation.”
The resident said, “since the Social Services Director/Abuse Prevention Coordinator was in the meeting, she did not report the allegation to anyone. She said since the Abuse Prevention Coordinator was in the meeting, she assumed that she would follow up or investigate the allegation.”
The investigators interviewed the Social Services Director, who stated that “she was vague in her recollection of the Care Plan meeting [on that date] and the allegation by the resident’s daughter that the resident was roughed up by the staff five days ago.”
The Director stated that “there was no follow-up investigation because the resident seemed happy, and after speaking with the resident and her daughter, there did not seem to be any reason for further investigation.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Heather Hill Healthcare Center? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Pasco County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including New Port Richey.
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