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Key West Health and Rehabilitation Center
Never before in American history have so many senior citizens have entered their retirement years. The advancing age of this massive population has increased the need for additional beds in nursing homes and placed a significant demand on the number of Nurses and Nurse’s Aides required to meet their needs. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs, and many facilities nationwide.
If your loved one was injured or died unexpectedly while living in a Monroe County nursing facility, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your monetary damages.Key West Health and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing center is a "non-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Key West and Monroe County, Florida. The 120-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
5860 W Junior College Rd
Key West, Florida 33040
URL: NO WEBSITE
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Key West Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.Financial Penalties and Violations
It is a legal responsibility of state and federal investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
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 ConsultationKey West Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Florida and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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, five out of five stars for staffing issues, and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Attempt Different Approaches before Using a Bed Rail – citation #F700 date June 14, 2018
- Failure to Implement Gradual Dose Reductions (GDR) and Non-Pharmacological Interventions Involving Psychotropic Medications – citation #F758 date July 11, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home failed to ensure eleven residents “with bed rails were assessed for alternative interventions [before] the use of bed rails. The facility failed to ensure they had informed the resident or their representative of the risks and benefits of bed rails and to conduct periodic maintenance of the bed rails to ensure they remain safe for resident’s use.”
One resident was observed lying in bed with bilateral side rails up. However, a review of the resident’s chart “revealed no documented evidence [the resident] was assessed for alternative interventions [before] the use of the bed rails, and no documentation [the resident] was informed of the risks and benefits of bed rails.” The facility “was unable to provide documentation that periodic maintenance of the bed rails was performed.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated July 11, 2019, the “facility failed to ensure appropriate alternatives were attempted [before] the use of bed rails for [three residents] reviewed for accidents.” This deficient practice “had the potential to have bed rails installed with a less chance of negative consequences that could be utilized.”
One resident was observed with bed rails up in position on numerous occasions. A review of the resident’s medical records “revealed no documented evidence of appropriate alternatives attempted [before] the installation of the bed rails on the bed.”
The Unit Manager “confirmed there was no documented evidence of alternatives attempted [before] the use of the bed rails” for three residents.
The “facility failed to limit an ‘as needed’ antipsychotic medication to fourteen days use for [one resident] and failed to ensure a gradual dose reduction for [another resident] reviewed for unnecessary medications.” This deficient practice resulted “in the potential for adverse consequences related to the use of unnecessary antipsychotic medication.”
The facility Director of Nursing verified that “there was no documented rationale by the ordering Physician for the continued use of [the antipsychotic medication] on an ‘as needed’ basis for fourteen days for [this resident].” A review of the Pharmacist Consolidation Report for this resident on April 30, 2019, read, “Please attempt a gradual dose reduction” to the resident’s medication “while concurrently monitoring for reemergence of target behaviors or withdrawal symptoms.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Key West 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 Monroe County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Key West.
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