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Heritage Health Care Center at Tallahassee
Families deciding to place a loved one into a nursing home are often overwhelmed at the thought that they will not receive the best care. Unfortunately, mistreatment occurs at many facilities nationwide, including in Florida.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Leon 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 receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. All the necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Heritage Health Care Center at Tallahassee
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Tallahassee and Leon County, Florida. The 180-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
3101 Ginger Dr
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Heritage Health Care Center at Tallahassee
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Heritage Health Care Center at Tallahassee 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 $103,994 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Florida and the federal government have the legal obligation to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the home has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In severe cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Heritage Health Care Center at Tallahassee, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $90,366 fine on November 17, 2017, and a $13,628 fine on August 09, 2017, for a total of $103,994. The nursing home received eight 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 ConsultationTallahassee 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 one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Necessary Care and Services to Maintain the Highest Well-Being of Every Resident – citation #F309 date August 9, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure quality care to maintain the highest practicable physical well-being for [three residents] with Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICC).” This failure “resulted in harm to [one resident] who was subsequently hospitalized.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s Physician’s orders and Medication Administration Record (MAR) that indicated that “the facility failed to discontinue the PICC [care] per Physician’s orders.” A review of the MAR indicated that “there were no dressing changes performed on the central line insertion site after [the] insertion date.”
Also, a review of the “nursing documentation failed to reveal PICC assessments were completed on every shift [according to] facility protocol.” The investigators reviewed hospital records for the resident the documented that “[the resident] presented to the emergency department [for an] evaluation of decreased responsiveness, respiratory distress, and an elevated temperature of 103°F.”
The resident’s evaluation in the emergency room revealed that the resident “was clearly septic [highly infectious from an extremely harmful bacteria], and the dressing on the left arm from the PICC line placement was very dirty with photos obtained.” The Physician documented information on the placement of the central line and indicated “severe volume depletion, discussing midline left in with no changes for dressing [and the resident was] admitted to the intensive care unit.”
The hospital admission records indicate that the resident had a 104.8 fever (rectally) and the “midline to the left antecubital which has foul-smelling bandages that are soiled with greenish-black substance. Under the bandages was a gauze saturated with dried blood with an area of midline warmth to the touch with redness.”
The Emergency Room Physician acquired blood samples when the resident arrived at the hospital that were found to have highly contagious ESBL – Escherichia coli (E. coli) growth on the final culture.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Heritage Health Care Center at Tallahassee? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Leon County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Tallahassee.
Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf.