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Life Care Center at Wells Crossing Nursing Home
Do you suspect that the injury your loved one obtained while living in a Clay 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 Law Center 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 to recover your damages.Life Care Center at Wells Crossing Nursing Home
This long-term care facility is a 120-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Orange Park and Clay County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
355 Crossing Blvd
Orange Park, Florida 32073
Life Care Center at Wells Crossing Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Life Care Center at Wells Crossing Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes Alzheimer’s care, colostomy care, dementia care, IV (intravenous) therapy, hospice, palliative care, pet therapy, post-acute care, social services, pain management, dysphagia therapy, diabetes management, and restorative nursing programs.Financial Penalties and Violations
The state of Florida and the federal government have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing home. 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. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Florida Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date July 20, 2017
According to state investigators, the facility “failed to maintain infection control procedures by not performing hand hygiene for [three residents] and not properly disposing of biohazardous waste for [another resident].”
The state surveyors observed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) on the morning of July 19, 2017. During the observation, the LPN was “administering medications to residents on the 100 Hall.” One resident “was sitting in a wheelchair outside the room.” The LPN was “using a spoon to give the resident her medication. The resident had debris around her mouth.”
The LPN “took a tissue and wiped the resident’s mouth. She did not perform hand hygiene or wash hands after this.” The LPN was then observed entering another resident’s room and performing a blood pressure test, then “went to the medication cart in the hallway. She prepared the medications for [the second resident] and then re-entered the resident’s room and gave her the medications.”
Later that evening, a Registered Nurse (RN) who serves as the facility’s Infection Control Nurse gathered supplies, entered a resident’s room, and performed wound treatment on a third resident. However, through observations, the RN failed to follow established protocols and procedures to prevent the spread of infection.
Specifically, she “did not remove her gloves and perform hand hygiene between cleansing the wound (a potentially contaminated gauze) and applying the treatment and covering with a clean dressing.” During an interview with the RN, she stated: “she did not think she breached infection control procedures during her wound treatment for [that resident].”
Another Infection Control Nurse stated that “the gauze that was used to clean the wounds could be potentially contaminated and gloves should be removed, and hands sanitized before applying treatments and clean dressings.”
The Director of Nursing stated that “items contaminated with blood substances or old wound dressings containing bloody fluids need to be disposed of in a red biohazard bag and placed in a biohazard bin in a biohazard room.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Life Care Center at Wells Crossing Nursing Home? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Clay County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Orange Park.
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