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Highland Pines Rehabilitation Center
Are you concerned that your loved one living in a nursing facility might be the victim of mistreatment? Were they injured in a preventable fall or develop avoidable bedsores because the nursing home neglected to provide adequate supervision or nursing care? Did the facility’s caregivers, visitors, or other patients physically, mentally, verbally, or sexually abuse your loved one?
The Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys fight aggressively to maintain the rights of Pinellas County nursing home patients. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers uses the law to obtain financial compensation for victims who want to seek justice for their injuries. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today.Highland Pines Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care facility is a 120-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Clearwater and Pinellas County, Florida. The "non-profit" home is located at:
1111 S Highland Ave
Clearwater, Florida 33756
Highland Pines Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Highland Pines Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, respite care, and comprehensive rehab services.
Fined $13,501 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the federal and state nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Highland Pines Rehabilitation Center for $13,501 on September 17, 2018, citing substandard care. The nursing home received fifteen 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 ConsultationClearwater 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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date October 3, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure adequate supervision to prevent accidents for [one resident, who] had six unwitnessed falls, during the time, between August 6, 2017, and September 29, 2017.” Three of the falls occurred around lunchtime on August 6, 2017, September 6, 2017, and September 14, 2017. Two falls occurred around dinner time on September 22, 2017 and on September 29, 2017. One fall occurred at 6:58 AM on September 29, 2017.
The state investigators reviewed the resident’s Care Plan with the focus area on falls indicating that “[the resident] is at risk for falls and fall-related injuries because of psychoactive drug use [and] weakness. The goal of the plan was ‘will not have a fall-related injury.’” The nursing staff was given guidance on how to eliminate the risk of falls through education and using a high tray for positioning, a gait belt for all transfers, and Dycem in the wheelchair that can prevent slipping.
A review of the Treatment Administration Record for September 2017 indicates that the staff is to provide one-on-one coverage during all three shifts beginning on the night shift on September 22, 2017 and lasting through September 30, 2017. Even so, and despite communication, the resident fell three times during this timeframe.
The Progress Note dated August 6, 2017, at 12:53 PM indicated that the resident had been found “lying on the left side up against the wall in the dining room.” The nursing staff observed, “a large hematoma to the left forehead.” The resident “complained of pain to the head and lower back.”
The nursing staff conducted neurological checks immediately and indicated that the resident could move “all extremities independently and denied pain. She kept trying to sit up on her own.” Later that day, the nursing staff transferred the resident to the hospital.
On September 6, 2017, just after noon, the nurse was notified that “[the resident] was on the floor in the café. [The resident] was observed sitting on the floor, complaining of pain to the left lower extremity. Left lower extremity appears to be shorter than the right lower extremity.” The resident was transferred to the hospital.
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Highland Pines Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Pinellas County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Clearwater.
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