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Island Health and Rehabilitation Center
Do you suspect that your loved one has been victimized by nursing home neglect at the hands of caregivers in charge of providing the best care? Are you concerned that their facility-acquired bedsore or an injury from the fall could have been prevented had the staff followed the established standards of protocol? If so, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has worked on cases exactly like yours and can help your family, too. Call us now so we can begin working on your Brevard County nursing home neglect case today. Time is of the essence; all necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper Florida county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Island Health and Rehabilitation Center
This facility is a 120-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Merritt Island and Brevard County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
125 Alma Blvd
Merritt Island, Florida 32953
Island Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Island Health and Rehabilitation Center 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 $6,145 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal investigators penalize nursing facilities with monetary fines and denied payment for Medicare when the nursing home is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Island Health and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $3,354 fine on January 29, 2019, and a $2,791 fine on May 25, 2017, for a total of $6,145.
This nursing home received five complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. 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 ConsultationMerritt Island Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Florida and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident’s Drug Regimen Is Free from Unnecessary Medications – citation #F329 date March 4, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure monitoring the parameters for administration of anti-hypertensive medications were followed and failed to attempt gradual dose reductions for the use of [a medication].” The investigation involved an elderly male resident who mumbled, and speech was unintelligible.
The resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated that the resident had inattention and disorganized thinking. “His cognitive skills were severely impaired, and he never/rarely makes decisions.” The resident was receiving anti-anxiety medication orally three times a day.
The Pharmacy Consultation Report recommended a gradual dose reduction for the medication because the resident had been taking the drugs for nearly three months. The pharmacist recommended reducing the medication from .5 mg three times a day to 0.25 mg three times daily. The “rationale for the recommendation was listed as federal nursing facility regulations required that gradual dose reductions beattempted in two separate quarters within the first year in which an individual is admitted for psychopharmacologic medication.”
The remaining portions of the recommendation sheet were left blank, and there was “no explanation and was not signed by the Physician.” The Director of Nursing and Registered Nurse (RN) confirmed that the resident’s pharmacy recommendations to include a gradual dose reduction “was not acted on appropriately and there was no explanation from the Physician [regarding] the risks versus benefits related to the continued use [of the medication at its current dose].”
Documentation indicates that the resident “had not had an attempt of a dose reduction for sixteen months” after beginning the medication on October 13, 2014.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of harm, abuse, neglect, or mistreatment while residing at Island Health and 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 Brevard County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Merritt Island.
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