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The Nursing Center at Freedom Village
Many of the problems associated with mistreatment occurring in assisted-living facilities in nursing homes are the result of a lack of trained personnel, minimal supervision, or understaffing. In these incidents, the needs of the residents are often ignored; they suffer serious injuries from a fall or develop life-threatening bedsores. Other residents wander away from the facility due to a lack of supervision; as mentioned in the citation below.
If your loved one was assaulted, abused, mistreated, or neglected while residing in a Manatee County nursing facility, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.The Nursing Center at Freedom Village
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Bradenton and Manatee County, Florida. The 120-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
6410 21st Ave W
Bradenton, Florida 34209
The Nursing Center at Freedom Village
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, The Nursing Center at Freedom Village offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides assisted and independent living options, memory care, hospice, health care services, and continuing care retirement communities, along with physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $26,251 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Florida and federal agencies are duty-bound to monitor every nursing home and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify serious violations of nursing home regulations and rules. In some cases, the nursing home receives multiple penalties if surveyors find severe violations that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against The Nursing Center at Freedom Village, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $17,856 fine on September 10, 2018, and a $8,395 fine on March 16, 2018, for a total of $26,251.
This nursing facility received nine complaints and self-reported three serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Florida Adult Protective Services Website.
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Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Florida Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three 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 30, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure [two residents] reviewed received adequate supervision to prevent accidents.” In one incident, a review of the resident’s medical records revealed that this resident “had an unwitnessed fall on December 3, 2017, with documentation that no injuries occurred.”
While the nursing staff notified the family and Physician that the resident had a fall, they received no new order. “Fall intervention care plans were in place.” The resident revealed that “she had symptoms of increasing pain to her left wrist/arm [as evidenced] by grimacing and guarded movements. There was no documentation of the fall or observed injury.”
The agency hotline received an electronically sent notification on December 11, 2017, with “no proof that the report had been reviewed by the agency.” An interview with the Director of Nursing “confirmed that she had not followed up with the agency to see if the report had been accepted for further investigation.”
The facility Administrator confirmed that “[the Assistant Director of Nursing] is appointed as the Risk Manager” and “should have been responsible to complete the investigation, not [the Director of Nursing].” The Director of Nursing confirmed that “she had not picked up a copy of the police report from the local police department as of December 30, 2017, to determine the outcome of the investigation of an injury of unknown origin for [the resident].”
A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) stated that “she had been assisting another resident when she came out of the room, and she noticed that [the resident’s] call light was on.” The CNA answered the call light, noticed the resident on the bedside commode with blood on the floor and the resident’s legs . The CNA said they “did not remember if [the resident] said she fell.”
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