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Heritage Park Rehabilitation and Healthcare Facility
Many families have limited options on how to ensure that their loved one receives the best care and choose to place them in a community nursing facility. Unfortunately, the incident rates of abuse and neglect occurring in nursing homes nationwide have risen significantly over the last few decades. Many patients become victims of mistreatment at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors, or other residents.
If your loved one suffered harm while living in a Lee 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 monetary compensation for your damages.Heritage Park Rehabilitation and Healthcare Facility
This center is a 120-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Fort Myers and Lee County, Florida. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
2826 Cleveland Ave
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
Heritage Park Rehabilitation and Healthcare Facility
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Heritage Park Rehabilitation and Healthcare Facility 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.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of Florida routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established rules and regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators find severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
The nursing home received twelve 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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The state of Florida and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Honor Resident’s Rights to Voice Grievances without Discrimination or Reprisal – citation #F585 date April 11, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to identify and resolve grievances and failed to provide a written grievance decision to [the residents] which included a summary of the decision and corrective action to be taken.” The investigation involved two residents, “reviewed for grievances. This failure had the potential to adversely affect the residents’ mental or physical well-being.”
One resident told the surveyors that another resident had gone into “the women resident rooms naked, day and night.” The reporting resident said that “he went to get the staff, and they just said they would get to him when they could.”
The reporting resident indicated that the wandering resident “was always in the hallway yelling obscenities, and it was getting out of hand as it was daily that [the resident] ended up naked in someone’s room or the hallway.” The reporting resident said that “he was tired of it and all the staff knew about it, but no one did anything.”
A third resident said earlier that day that “she was asleep and could hear [the reporting resident] saying ‘get out of there, get out of there.’” On April 11, 2019, surveyors observed a Velcro sign on the door. A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) said: “it was to stop wanderers from going into this room.” The LPN said that the wandering resident “was known to go into this room.”
Two minutes later, a fourth resident “who resided in the room with the Velcro stop sign said [the wandering resident] was in the hallway that morning, and he was completely naked.” This resident said that when they found the wandering resident he had “climbed into her roommate’s bed and all he had on was a diaper.” This resident said that the wandering resident “came into her room at least three times a week and there was a particular nurse that said he was allowed to wander wherever he wanted.”
This female resident said that “she felt she should not have to sleep with one eye open,” saying that “we tell everybody about it, they all know.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Heritage Park Rehabilitation and Healthcare Facility? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Lee County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Fort Myers.
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