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Life Care Center of Citrus County Nursing Facility
Many families are overwhelmed when they make the ultimate decision to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure the quality of their life is maximized. They believe that they will receive the best care in a compassionate, respected, and safe environment. Unfortunately, not all members of the nursing team will uphold their responsibility and provide care that meets the resident’s needs.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Citrus County nursing facility, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.Life Care Center of Citrus County Nursing Facility
This long-term care home is a 120-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Lecanto and Citrus County, Florida. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
3325 W Jerwayne Ln
Lecanto, Florida 34461
Life Care Center of Citrus County Nursing Facility
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Citrus County Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.Financial Penalties and Violations
Florida and the federal government have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing home in the state. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
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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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 Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date February 6, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to provide necessary care, treatment, and services [to a resident] with a pressure ulcer to promote healing, prevent infection, and prevent new ulcers from developing.” The investigation involved a resident admitted to the facility with a Stage II pressure ulcer on the coccyx.
The survey team observed the resident in the morning “in bed with [his] eyes closed. The head of the bed was elevated at a 45° angle [while] [the resident] was lying on [his] back.” By early afternoon, the resident stated that he “tries to turn on his side, but has difficulty because of his weight.”
A review of the resident’s Physician’s order sheet from the date of admission “did not reveal any treatment orders for the Stage II pressure ulcer.” The resident was receiving a Prosource liquid at 30 mg by mouth each day.
The surveyors interviewed the Wound Nurse on February 5, 2019, who stated that “when she looked to the sacral area yesterday (February 4, 2019), she stated that it was just bruised and not open.” The surveyor requested that “the Wound Nurse assess the sacral area for a break in skin integrity.”
The following morning at 9:02 AM, the Wound Nurse and Primary Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) revealed that the resident “had an open area in the left buttocks, a small open area approximately 2.0 cm and some depth to it, no drainage and no dressing over the open wound.”
The Wound Nurse confirmed that morning that “there were no treatment orders since [the resident’s] admission on February 1, 2019. The Wound Nurse stated, ‘I will call his doctor and get treatment orders.’” On February 5, 2019, the nurses had received a telephone Physician’s order to treat the resident’s coccyx stage IV pressure ulcer, which was four days after the resident had been admitted to the facility.
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Life Care Center of Citrus County 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 Citrus County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Lecanto.
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