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Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee
For many family members, detecting abuse and neglect in a nursing facility can be challenging at best, especially if your loved one has symptoms that mask the typical effects of mistreatment. In many cases, friends and family will mistake the natural progression of the aging process or a debilitating disease when actual abuse or neglect is occurring.
If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living in a Leon County nursing facility, contact the Florida Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family too. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Tallahassee and Leon County, Florida. The 180-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
3101 Ginger Dr
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Heritage Healthcare 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, assisted and independent living options, medically-complex care, respiratory care, bariatric 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
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 three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Heritage Healthcare 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 State of Florida Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationTallahassee Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Florida Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 a Safe, Appropriate Pain Management Plan of Care for a Resident Who Requires Those Services – citation #F697 date February 8, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure that pain management and assessment were provided to residents who require such services, consistent with the comprehensive person-centered Care Plan, and the resident’s goals and preferences.”
The investigative team observed the resident “in her room, in bed, with the head of the bed elevated. The resident’s wheelchair was seated next to the bed. The call light was within reach.”
While the resident did not exhibit physical signs of extreme pain, she “verbalized chronic pain related to back issues, which left her with paralysis.” The resident stated during an interview that they had come to the facility “due to being evacuated from the facility in Panama City. She stated she had been on pain management medication for years [before] this.”
The resident stated that “when she came to Tallahassee, she was seen by the facility Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner [who had told her] that everyone from Panama City is stoned and addicted to opioids and that she is not in chronic pain.”
The resident indicated that she did use to take a certain medication for years and now the Advance Registered Nurse Practitioner “bumped her medication down the Tylenol 3 and told her she was an addict. She said since then, she cannot even try to walk or participate in therapy to move her leg, and her chronic back pain has increased. The resident stated she had prior back surgery and has rods in her back and fused vertebrae.”
The resident told the surveyors that “she asked for a pain management consultation and advise that the medication was not effective.” However, the Nurse Practitioner “repeatedly told her that she could leave the facility if she does not like it.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Heritage Healthcare 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.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured a financial recovery on your behalf.Sources