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Melbourne Terrace Rehabilitation Center
Are you concerned that your loved one living in a nursing facility might be the victim of mistreatment? Were they injured in a preventable fall or develop avoidable bedsores because the nursing home neglected to provide adequate supervision or nursing care? Did the facility’s caregivers, visitors, or other patients physically, mentally, verbally, or sexually abuse your loved one?
The Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys fight aggressively to maintain the rights of Brevard County nursing home patients. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers uses the law to obtain financial compensation for victims who want to seek justice for their injuries. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today.Melbourne Terrace Rehabilitation Center
This center is a 170-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Melbourne and Brevard County, Florida. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
251 Florida Ave
Melbourne, Florida 32901
Melbourne Terrace Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Melbourne Terrace Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, subacute transitional care, and comprehensive rehab services involving physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $23,475 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal government nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to penalize any health facility with a denied payment for Medicare/Medicaid services or monetary fines when the facility has been cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Melbourne Terrace Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $9,848 fine on March 18, 2017, and a $13,627 fine on March 18, 2017, for a total of $23,475.
The nursing home received two 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.
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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, four out of five stars for staffing issues, and four 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 December 7, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to provide adequate supervision and implement interventions to prevent multiple falls for [one resident].” The investigation involved a resident who requires “extensive assistance with toilet use, and limited assistance with bed mobility, transfers, dressing, and personal hygiene.”
The investigators interviewed the resident’s daughter, who said “the resident had falls and crawled many times to the bathroom. The daughter said the family was with the resident from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily, and they paid for a sitter to stay with the resident at nights.”
The daughter said that “the resident’s falls happen during the nights. She said the call light response was not timely, and help was not prompted.” She said the resident “had to crawl to the bathroom because she could not hold her urine.”
A review of the facility’s Incident Log documenting events between September 29, 2018, and November 11, 2018, indicated that the resident “had twelve falls.” On September 29, 2018, the resident was “observed on the floor mat near the recliner [while the resident] was trying to get out of the wheelchair.”
Three days later, on October 1, 2018, the resident was “observed lying on the floor at the end of the bed.” The resident “could not recall why she was on the floor.” On October 8, 2018, at 2:00 AM, the resident was observed “lying on the floor in the room next to the wheelchair” on fall mats.
On October 14, 2018, at 8:30 AM, the resident was “observed sitting upright at the side of the bed holding onto the air mattress pump [saying that] she was trying to turn off the alarm clock/fire alarm [that] was alarming at the time of the fall.”
Documentation of the eleventh fall on November 11, 2018, at 6:05 AM indicated that the patient was found on the floor, easing “herself out of bed.” The resident “crawled into the bathroom and urinated on a towel.”
The Assistant Director of Nursing stated that the resident’s cognition “was poor, and most of the time she did not know where she was.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Melbourne Terrace Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Brevard County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Melbourne.
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