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Lakeland Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility
For many years, nursing home residents throughout the United States have been subjected to neglect and abuse by caregivers, employees, or other residents. Many problems with the nursing home industry involve untrained professionals, short staffing, and a lack of supervision that leads to resident-to-resident assault.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Polk County nursing facility, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation from recovering your damages.Lakeland Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility
This nursing center is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Lakeland and Polk County, Florida. The 185-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
1919 Lakeland Hills Blvd
Lakeland, Florida 33805
Lakeland Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Lakeland Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility 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.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that have harmed or could have harmed a nursing facility resident. These penalties include denial of payment for Medicare services are an imposed a monetary fine.
This nursing home received seven 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.
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Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Florida Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date March 20, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to perform a thorough investigation for alleged neglect [involving one resident].” The nursing home also failed to “report the results, as needed, related to major bleeding from the access site of [a resident’s medical treatment].”
The resident “had impaired range of motion of one lower extremity [and] an unstageable pressure ulcer and one arterial or venous ulcer.” The nursing staff was given guidance on how to provide treatment and care to the resident’s wounds.
The resident had an appointment for an MRI that was not completed “due to [the resident] being in too much pain to get any pictures.” The results were blurry. The results were “reported to the Wound Doctor. [The resident] was given an Oxy [before] leaving his appointment. The wound Physician stated he would order a bone scan.”
The resident returned from medical treatment in a wheelchair and was oriented and alert and not complaining of any pain. However, there was some bleeding noted to the medical treatment bandage. A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) gave the resident pain medications effectively. The resident continued to bleed through the bandage.
The nursing staff contacted the attending Physician, who gave the order to send the resident to the emergency room for evaluation and treatment. The Hospital Transfer Form dated March 2, 2019, at 4:49 AM show the resident’s vitals including high blood pressure and bleeding.
The nursing staff changed the Care Plans for the resident who returned from the hospital. Wound care Physician services followed, and the staff was guided to observe the wound for any “signs and symptoms of infection or a significant decline.”
A review of a Grievance Report dated March 8, 2019, revealed that “the facility received a complaint concern regarding the return from the hospital and care and services for [the resident].” A Social Worker and the Assistant Director of Nursing stated that “they received a complaint from the family of [the resident], regarding nursing and wound care.”
The Assistant Director of Nursing stated that the nursing staff was “instructed that one nurse should have stayed at the bedside, even if the emergency medical services were rude.” The Assistant Director stated that “they educated the nursing staff on the importance of bleeding precautions and first-aid care for excessive bleeding.”
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