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Miracle Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Many families have limited options for what to do when they can no longer provide care to a loved one in need of extensive medical treatments or hygiene assistance. Some families choose to relocate their loved one into a nursing home, believing that they will receive the best care in a safe, compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs at many facilities throughout Florida.
If your loved one was abused or neglected while residing in a Leon County nursing facility, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your behalf to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally and financially accountable. We will use the law to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages.Miracle Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This facility is a "non-profit" 120-certified bed long term care center providing care and services to residents of Tallahassee and Leon County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
1329 Abraham Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32304
Miracle Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Miracle Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care and restorative services.
Fined $20,956 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
State investigators working on behalf of the federal government, along with Medicare and Medicaid, has the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services to any nursing facility violating rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Miracle Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for $20,956 on November 04, 2016, citing substandard care. 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 ConsultationTallahassee Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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 one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date November 4, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure the residents were free from physical restraints.” At approximately 1:30 PM on October 31, 2016, the surveyors interviewed the resident. At that time, the resident was “alert and oriented” and “was in bed with full side rails up.”
A few hours earlier, the resident stated that they use one-half side rails and are capable of getting out of bed on his own. The staff identified when the rails are raised, the rails do not prevent the resident from voluntarily getting up.
Four days later, on November 3, 2016, at approximately 10:10 AM, the resident was observed “in the hallway just outside his room seated in his wheelchair. He had an upper strap harness placed around his chest region. He stated he did not know why it was there, ‘maybe, it was a safety measure.’”
The resident stated that “he has tried to get it undone, but he cannot. When asked about the use of full side rails, and if he had a fall recently, he stated he had not fallen recently.”
The resident was unsure why the full side rails were in place, stating that “if there was a fire, I would be in a hell of a mess.” A few minutes later, the resident’s Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “approached and stated that the resident had just returned from physical therapy, and the strap/harness was in place to help assist with his transfer back to bed.”
The investigators conducted a brief interview with the staff member and asked if the resident “could get out of bed on his own.” The staff member stated, “well, put it this way – we do not like him to get out of bed on his own, because he has poor safety awareness and is confused at times.”
The resident did state during another interview that “if he had to get out of bed in an emergency, he could probably make it to his wheelchair (points to the rails) but not with the rails raised.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Miracle Hill Nursing and 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 Leon County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Tallahassee.
Discuss your case with us now through an initial case consultation at no charge to you. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we postpone payment for our services until after we have secured a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.