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ManorCare Health Services Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Do you suspect that caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients neglected, abused, or mistreated your loved one living in a Palm Beach County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their developing bedsore or recent fall is the result of negligence and a lack of supervision? If so, contact the Florida Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases exactly like yours and can help your family, too. We use the law to hold those responsible for causing injuries both legally and financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.ManorCare Health Services Nursing Center
This nursing center is a "non-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Delray Beach and Palm Beach County, Florida. The 120-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
16200 Jog Road
Delray Beach, Florida 33446
ManorCare Health Services Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, ManorCare Health Services Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term and short-term care and outpatient rehabilitation.Financial Penalties and Violations
State and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home cited for serious violations of regulations and rules. These penalties include levying monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Florida long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F157 date June 29, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure a safe discharge for [one resident].” This deficiency was evidenced by the failure to “follow up with [the resident] when she did not return back to the facility from an appointment.”
The state investigators reviewed the resident’s electronic clinical record that revealed the resident was found to “have a lowered hemoglobin value of 7.4 (where normal is 12 – 16). The Physician was notified, and the resident was sent to the hospital for evaluation.”
A review of the resident’s Nursing Progress Notes from that day indicate that a family member (brother) was aware that the resident had been transferred to the hospital. Four days later, the resident “was readmitted to the facility for continued skilled nursing and therapy services.” At that point, the resident’s hemoglobin was 10.7.
On June 19, 2017, the resident’s blood work revealed a low potassium level and lowered hemoglobin of 8.8. The Physician provided new order to recheck the resident’s blood work in a week “and administer a dose of oral potassium now.”
By the following day (June 20, 2017, at 1:43 PM) the resident indicated that “she wishes to be discharged home.” A call was placed to the resident’s doctor, and the doctor “will be here this afternoon. The patient was notified.” The patient stated that “she will wait for him to see her.”
One hour later, the Social Services Progress Note indicates that the resident “is very ambivalent and reluctant to accept” home health. The resident states that she has durable medical equipment at home, including a four-wheel walker with a seat, walker, and a 3-1 commode.
However, a review of the electronic Nursing Progress Notes at 10:52 PM that day indicate that the resident had gone to the doctor’s appointment and wanted to be discharged later that day. The resident had “not returned to the facility since leaving her doctor appointment.”
The nursing staff called the resident’s home number, but “no one answered. A second call was made to a number listed for her brother, but the number was a wrong number.” There was no other way of reaching the resident. The doctor was notified through an answering service, and the nursing staff was awaiting the return call.
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at ManorCare Health Services Nursing Center? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse 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 Delray Beach.
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