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North Rehabilitation Center
Attorneys for Neglected & Injured at North Rehabilitation Center
Many families have limited options on how to handle their loved one’s care who requires nursing assistants in a facility outside their home. Many of these family members choose to relocate their loved one into a Pinellas County nursing facility only to realize they been victimized through neglect or mistreatment by caregivers, employees, or other residents.
If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while living in a nursing home, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family, too. Contact us today so we can begin working on your case to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.
North Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care facility is a 45-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Saint Petersburg and Pinellas County, Florida. The "for-profit" home is located at:
1301 16th St N
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33705
North Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, North Rehabilitation Center 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.
Fined $449,738 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The state and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed a nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against North Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $438,357 fine on May 16, 2018, and a $11,381 fine on March 30, 2018, for a total of $449,738.
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 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 one out of five stars, including one 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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date March 30, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “neglected a resident by failing to provide the required structures and processes and honor the resident’s Advance Directives including his written and expressed wishes to have cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) withheld in the event of his heart failure.”
The deficient practice by the nursing staff and administration involved one resident “whose final, known and documented wishes were not carried out.” Specifically, “the facility lost [the resident’s] State of Florida Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order, [and] changed a Physician’s order.”
The resident had stated his wishes on admission “to not be resuscitated. The facility initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation on [the resident]” in spite of the resident “signing a DNR order, which the facility had on admission.”
The resident “stated wishes at admission not to be resuscitated and hospital paperwork which accompanied [the patient] on admission, which clearly stated [the patient’s] wishes to not be resuscitated if his heart should fail.” The state investigators determined that “the facility’s failure to provide the required structures and processes, file their policies and procedures, and honor [the resident’s] Advance Directives represented a systemwide failure that could also lead to the failure to provide CPR when wanted by a resident.”
As a result, these state investigators initiated an Immediate Jeopardy Past Noncompliance. This Jeopardy came after the medical record indicated that the resident “was found with no pulse or respiration” and that the nursing staff initiated CPR “and maintained for approximately nine minutes” until paramedics arrived at the facility.
At that time, the paramedics took over the procedure and “subsequently pronounced [the resident] deceased.” The investigators interviewed a family member who serves as the Power of Attorney, who stated that “she had taken care of [the resident] for five years and that he was only at the facility for four days before he died.”
Abused at North Rehabilitation Center? Let Us Help
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at North 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 Pinellas County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Saint Petersburg.
You will not be charged to discuss your case with our legal team during an initial, free case review. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means that you will owe us nothing until we have secured financial compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.