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Huntington Place Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many families are overwhelmed when they make the ultimate decision to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure that the quality of their life is maximized. They believe that they will receive the best care in a compassionate, respectful, and safe environment. Unfortunately, not all members of the nursing team will uphold their responsibility and provide care that meets the resident’s needs.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Brevard County nursing facility, contact the Florida Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.Huntington Place Nursing Home
This long-term care facility is a 100-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Rockledge and Brevard County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
1775 Huntington Lane
Rockledge, Florida 32955
Huntington Place Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Huntington Place Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Fined $51,801 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators and surveyors for Medicare and the state of Florida have the legal authority to impose monetary fines are denied payment for Medicare services any time a nursing home is cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Huntington Place Nursing Home for $51,801 on November 21, 2018, citing substandard care. The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationRockledge Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and 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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop and Implement a Care Plan That Meets All the Resident’s Needs – citation #F656 date November 21, 2018
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to implement Care Plan interventions for smoking to ensure safety and compliance with smoking policy and procedures.” The investigation involved four smokers “who required supervision” and four other independent smokers.” This “failure contributed to [one resident] sustaining a burn on her abdomen while smoking without supervision and placed her and other residents at risk for serious injury/impairment/death from [smoking-related] fires.”
The investigators determined that “the facility’s failure to implement Care Plan interventions to ensure safety and prevent accidents resulted in non-compliance at an Immediate Jeopardy level as of September 10, 2018, which was determined to be ongoing as of the exit date” of the investigation.
The facility’s policy and procedure for smoking with an effective date of June 1, 1996, and revised on July 24, 2018, “revealed the facility permits smoking in designated areas only.” The document defined supervised smoking as ‘the observer must be in the direct area of the smoker, with eye contact, and able to respond to emergency situations.”
The investigators reviewed a resident’s Medical Records to determine that the severely, cognitively impaired resident had limited range of motion of her arm and leg on one side. The resident’s Smoking Evaluation revealed that the resident “required supervision with smoking due to poor memory, inability to demonstrate the location of the designated smoking area, unsafe smoking habits including smoking inside the facility.”
The investigator stated that “despite the development of care plans with intervention to ensure [the resident’s] safety, Nursing Progress Notes indicated the facility staff did not provide adequate supervision with smoking.” A Nursing Documentation revealed repeated incidents where the resident smoked “inside and outside the facility with neither staff supervision nor a smoking apron.”
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) regularly assigned to the resident stated that “she was not aware [that the resident] required supervision with smoking until after the incident when she sustained a burn to her abdomen.” The LPN “acknowledged she did not monitor or supervise [the resident] as indicated in the Care Plan because she thought she was a safe smoker at that time.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Huntington Place Nursing Home? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Brevard County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Rockledge.
Our legal team offers every client a free, initial recompense case consultation. Additionally, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you do not owe us anything until we have secured a monetary compensation on your behalf.Sources