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Lakewood Nursing Center
Lawyers for Mistreated & Neglected at Lakewood Nursing 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 Putnam 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.
Lakewood Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 92-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Crescent City and Putnam County, Florida. The "for-profit" home is located at:
100 N Lake St
Crescent City, Florida 32112
URL: NO WEBSITE
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Lakewood Nursing 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.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Florida and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
The nursing home received one complaint and self-reported one serious problem 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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Crescent City Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date September 24, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to implement and maintain a safety program for noncompliant behavior specific to eating.” The investigation involved one resident, who “drank body lotion from a bottle near his bed.”
The Nurse’s Note dated June 11, 2018, stated that “he was suctioned a few hours.” A subsequent Nurse’s Note dated the next day indicated that “while discussing circumstances with his sister, he was found with a bottle of lotion in his hand and white liquid around his lips.” The nursing staff transferred the resident to the hospital “due to labored breathing after ingesting the lotion.”
The report indicates that the nurses “suctioned [the resident] with an output of 30 – 50 mL of a white substance, which improved his breathing.” The nursing staff monitored the resident’s breathing and vital signs when he “gradually began to wheeze. It states the Physician ordered him to the emergency department where he was admitted with Aspiration Pneumonia.”
A review of the resident’s Care Plan indicates that the resident “required tube feeding” but “grabs food from trays and trash.” The intervention states that “he will be free from aspiration. There is no clear directive for intervention regarding his aggressive desire to eat food. There is no documentation of the monitoring of interventions provided.”
An updated Care Plan dated April 19, 2018, indicates that the resident “grabbed applesauce off the medication cart. The nurse stopped him and documented the amount he received as one teaspoon. There is no further action.”
The nursing home also failed to take any action after the resident was “observed drinking applesauce from the nurse med cart (May 8, 2018). [The nurse] tried to remove [the resident] [who] held onto it [and] yelled an expletive, ‘I do not care if I could choke.’” On May 10, 2018, the nursing staff observed the resident “getting off the elevator, consuming a honey bun [that they] refused to give the nurse.”
On May 12, 2018, the resident was observed taking a drink “off the nurse cart before he could be stopped.” The following day, the resident “continued to get something to eat, and needed staff assistance to be monitored and some one-on-one [supervision].”
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Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Lakewood Nursing Center? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Putnam County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Crescent City.
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