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Lakeland Hills Center Nursing Home
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, verbally, mentally, or sexually abuse your loved one?
The Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys fight aggressively to maintain the rights of Polk 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.Lakeland Hills Center Nursing Home
This nursing center is a "non-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Lakeland and Polk County, Florida. The 120-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
610 E Bella Vista Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33805
Lakeland Hills Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Lakeland Hills Center Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, restorative care, and comprehensive rehabilitation services involving physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $15,590 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state of Florida and the federal government have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Lakeland Hills Center Nursing Home for $15,590 on June 23, 2017, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on June 23, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home received thirteen 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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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, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date August 16, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure that a report of alleged abuse, neglect, exploitation, or mistreatment was filed [according to] State law requirements.” The investigation involved one resident, “observed sitting in the dining room of the facility in a high back Geri-chair. She was dressed in a day gown and was unable to answer questions for the interview.”
At the time of the attempted interview, the resident “was sitting slightly reclined with the foot support elevated off the floor and a pair of non-slip socks on her feet [with] a table in front of her and several items on the table that she was picking up and moving around.” The resident was “not making any efforts to get out of the chair on her own. She had no noted injuries.”
The resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated that the resident was “at risk for falls and fall-related injuries due to [her diagnoses].” The staff was guided to minimize the potential risk of falls.
A review of a Progress Note documented that the resident “returned to the facility, after a leave of absence visit with her son to get a haircut, with an abrasion to the forehead, redness to the nose, and an obvious deviation of the nose to the right. A call was placed to the provider, and the resident was sent to the emergency room for evaluation.” The resident received treatment and was returned to the facility.
The Radiology results indicated that the resident “had a fractured deformity of the right nasal bone and a subcutaneous soft tissue hematoma over the right side of her forehead.” A Progress Note indicates that the resident experienced a fall while on a leave of absence with her son.
The son indicated that the resident “put her feet down while he pushed her, causing her to fall forward.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Lakeland Hills Center Nursing Home? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Polk County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Lakeland.
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