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North Florida Rehab and Specialty Care
Mistreatment, abuse, and neglect in nursing facilities are often the result of the nursing staff or other caregivers not providing the resident care according to established standards of quality. Their inappropriate behavior often leads to harm, injury, or wrongful death. In other incidents, the victim is assaulted by other residents.
If your loved one was harmed while living in an Alachua County nursing facility, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure you receive monetary compensation. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm legally accountable.North Florida Rehab and Specialty Care
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 120-certified bed home providing care to residents of Gainesville and Alachua County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
6700 NW 10th Place
Gainesville, Florida 32605
North Florida Rehab and Specialty Care
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, North Florida Rehab and Specialty Care offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state of Florida and the federal government have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
The nursing home received nine 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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The federal government and the Florida Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
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 Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date March 16, 2018
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date January 12, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure [one resident] with pressure sores received the services needed to promote the prevention of a pressure sore.” The state surveyors began an investigation after interviewing the resident who “was asked if he had any concerns regarding his care.”
The resident responded, “yes, I always have a bowel movement at night, normally after or before midnight, and just last weekend, I called for assistance after having a bowel movement at 12:15 AM.” The resident stated that they “did not send a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) until 1:35 AM. Other times have occurred needing cleaning after a bowel movement, and I have had to wait for one to two hours for care to be cleaned.”
The resident stated, “I used to keep track of the dates and the time it took them to respond, [but] I gave up on them. I had a bad wound on my buttocks over a year ago, and I am afraid to have another open area of a pressure ulcer to happen again.”
The nursing home “failed to prevent the possible spread of infection by staff not completing hand hygiene, not providing a barrier for wound care supplies, and not cleaning scissors before use when conducting wound care for [two residents].”
The state surveyors observed a Registered Nurse (RN) providing a resident wound care. The nurse “washed her hands, applied gloves, assisted [the resident] to her right side, and pulled on the bedcovers. The RN removed her gloves, did not wash/sanitize her hands, applied gloves and removed a soft boot from [the resident’s] right foot, removed scissors from her pocket, and cut the dressing wrapped around [the resident’s] right foot/ankle.”
The Registered Nurse then placed the scissors on the air mattress and “without changing gloves, washing or sanitizing her hands, and [removed] a dressing from [the resident’s] right lateral foot.” The RN continually failed to follow established protocols when maintaining a sterile environment while providing wound care.
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of harm, injury, abuse, or neglect while living at North Florida Rehab and Specialty Care? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Alachua County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Gainesville.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured a financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices concerning your monetary compensation case will remain confidential.