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Life Care Center of New Port Richey Nursing Facility
Do you suspect that the injury your loved one obtained while living in a Pasco County nursing facility could have been prevented had the nursing staff followed the established procedures and protocols? Was there harm through resident-to-resident abuse or staff-to-resident negligence? If so, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for legal assistance.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to take quick legal action. We have handled cases like yours and can help your family, too. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages.Life Care Center of New Port Richey Nursing Facility
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of New Port Richey and Pasco County, Florida. The 113-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
7400 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, Florida 34653
Life Care Center of New Port Richey Nursing Facility
The nursing facility is located northwest of Tampa, Florida, and close to Medical Center of Trinity and North Bay Hospital. In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of New Port Richey Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
Fined $257,775 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal investigators penalize nursing facilities with monetary fines and denied payment for Medicare when the nursing home is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Life Care Center of New Port Richey Nursing Home for $257,775 on April 05, 2019, citing substandard care. The nursing home received five 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationNew Port Richey 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date August 3, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure that Standard Precautions were implemented for [two residents] for appropriate hand hygiene and did not ensure respiratory and feeding equipment were maintained in a clean and sanitary manner for [two others].”
In one incident, a Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) was observed just after noon on July 31, 2018. The CNA was setting up the resident’s lunch tray “on her ‘over bedside’ table. She then exited the room.” After that, the resident “made no attempt to feed herself.”
The CNA was then seen “in the hallway as she scratched her head with her right hand that revealed artificial fingernails extending a quarter inch in length past the nail bed."
The CNA then opened the door of the clean linen “with her right hand and reached in and removed a hand towel [before] proceeding to walk toward the resident’s bedroom.” She then “used her left hand to wipe underneath her nose.”
The CNA then reentered the resident’s bedroom, placed the hand towel on top of the chest, and picked up “the spoon of the meal tray, and began assisting [the resident] with her meal.”
In a separate incident, another resident had a tube feeding machine and pole with “a moderate amount of dried tube feeding product on it. The Director of Nursing was asked about the cleanliness of [this resident’s] equipment. He was overheard at the time telling the Unit Manager that the resident’s machine and pole needed to be cleaned.”
A Medication Pass Observation was made on the morning of August 2, 2018. The medication pass was being completed by a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who prepared the resident’s soufflé cup containing fourteen pills. While waiting for the resident to come out of the bathroom, the LPN waited by the medication cart and “was observed becoming tearful and wiped her face with both hands.”
After eight minutes, the resident emerged from the bathroom, and the LPN administered the medications without washing hands.
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Life Care Center of New Port Richey 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 Pasco County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including New Port Richey.
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