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The Nursing Center at University Village
The number of cases involving mistreatment in nursing facilities throughout Florida has risen significantly over the last few decades. Many senior citizens, rehabilitating, and disabled become victims of abuse and neglect at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients. If your loved one was injured while living in a Hillsborough County nursing facility, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal assistance.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases exactly like yours, and we can help your family, too. Let us begin working on your case now to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages.The Nursing Center at University Village
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "non-profit" home providing services to residents of Tampa and Hillsborough County, Florida. The 120-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
12250 N 22nd St
Tampa, Florida 33612
The Nursing Center at University Village
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, The Nursing Center at University Village offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
Fined $21,319 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators have a legal obligation to penalize any nursing home that violated a rule or regulation that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties typically include imposed monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services. Usually, the higher the violation, the higher the fine.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against The Nursing Center at University Village for $21,319 on August 07, 2018, citing substandard care. The nursing home received three 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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To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Florida and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
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 three 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 September 11, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure that [two residents] reviewed for elopement risk and behavior received adequate and appropriate supervision to prevent occurrences of elopement, exit-seeking, and behavioral disturbances.”
The state investigators reviewed the resident’s admission records indicating that the resident was “an elopement risk, alert, disoriented, but able to follow simple instructions.” The record revealed that the resident had a “court-appointed plenary guardian due to incapacity.”
A Physician’s Progress Note that dated August 16, 2018, revealed that the resident “was hospitalized with increasing agitation and increasing altercations with peers at the facility [where he] used to live.” After stabilization, “he was transferred to this facility yesterday. He is alert, but very poor [medical] history due to underlying dementia.” The Physician ordered a psychiatric consultation.
Due to the high risk for elopement, the nursing staff incorporated interventions that included “an electric blanket applied, resident redirected, diversion activities offered, Care Plan updated, and family notification.” The resident’s Baseline Care Plan indicated that the resident was to wear a wander guard on the left ankle due to exit-seeking behavior.
However, “approaches were not checked for this Care Plan problem. Possible approaches that were not checked were to monitor [the resident] for tailgating, use cues for redirection, use diversion activities, and refer to social services as needed.”
A Daily Skilled Nursing Progress Note revealed that on August 17, 2018, the resident was wandering throughout the facility and “attempted to exit the building, and it took ten to fifteen minutes to convince [the resident] to come back to the room.” The following day, the resident was ambulating throughout the facility with a working and functioning wander guard and “attempted to exit the building tonight, but [the receptionist] redirected him back to the unit.”
On August 19, 2018, the nurse checked on the resident and noticed that the wander guard was missing. Later that day, the resident exited the building, and a nurse found the resident close to the main road. Later that day, the nurses and Certified Nursing Aides heard a crash and noted that the resident had broken his window.
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at The Nursing Center at University Village? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Hillsborough County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Tampa.
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