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Lakeside Health Center Nursing Facility
Mistreatment, abuse, and neglect in nursing facilities are often the result of the nursing staff or other caregivers not providing the resident care according to established standards of quality. Their inappropriate behavior often leads to harm, injury, or wrongful death. In other incidents, the victim is assaulted by other residents.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Palm Beach County nursing facility, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure you receive monetary compensation. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm legally accountable.Lakeside Health Center Nursing Facility
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing care and services to residents of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County, Florida. The 107-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
2501 N Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
Lakeside Health Center Nursing Facility
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Lakeside Health Center Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of Florida can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if any nursing facility is found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
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 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, four out of five stars for staffing issues, and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date October 20, 2017
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Met Professional Standards of Quality – citation #F658 date March 22, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to implement their policy to report resident-to-resident altercations which had the potential of abuse.” The deficient practice involved three residents.
The surveyors asked a resident if anyone had ever abused her at the facility. She “immediately answered ‘Yes.’” She indicated that one other resident “was nasty, he threatened to cut off her ponytail, goes after women, and pinched her.” The female resident stated that she was afraid of the other resident, that “he might start something.”
The resident was afraid that the assaulting resident “intimidates us all.” The resident indicated that “the staff says that they will control them, but this is not always done.” A third resident indicated that she was also bothered by the assaulting resident.
The “facility failed to ensure services provided for [one resident] were provided with the staff’s scope of practice and facility policy.” The nurse “also failed to follow the Physician’s orders.” Observations were made of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), providing personal care to the resident with “a soiled adult brief.” The resident “was screaming.”
The CNA stated that “[the resident] had been screaming more than a day, but she always screamed with care.” The surveyor observed a medication cup that “was half full of a tan liquid, that was on the bedside table. The liquid looked like MedPass, a type of nutritional supplement. Small white particles were floating in the liquid and stuck to the side of the cup. The particles look like crushed medications.”
The Assistant began washing her hands and putting on gloves before picking up the plastic cup to give to the resident. The surveyor “stopped [the CNA] from giving a medication. [The CNA] confirmed she was a CNA, not a nurse. [The CNA] was asked if she was allowed to give medications, and she stated, ‘No.’”
The surveyor and the CNA went to the Registered Nurse (RN), who was providing the resident care, and asked what was in the cup. The RN took the cup, then turned to the CNA and asked her “what was in the cup.” After a third questioning, the RN “confirmed that she had crushed a pill and put it in the MedPass.” The RN also confirmed “she left it at the bedside for the CNA to give to the resident.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Lakeside Health Center Nursing Facility? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Palm Beach County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including West Palm Beach.
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