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Oakhurst Center Nursing Facility
Many families are overwhelmed when they make the ultimate decision to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure the quality of their life is maximized. They believe that they will receive the best care in a compassionate, respected, and safe environment. Unfortunately, not all members of the nursing team will uphold their responsibility and provide care that meets the resident’s needs.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Marion County nursing facility, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.Oakhurst Center Nursing Facility
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Ocala and Marion County, Florida. The 180-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1501 SE 24th Rd
Ocala, Florida 34471
Oakhurst Center Nursing Facility
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Oakhurst Center Nursing Facility 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 federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that have harmed or could have harmed a nursing facility resident. These penalties include denial of payment for Medicare services are an imposed a monetary fine.
The nursing home received seventeen 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 review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Florida Department of Public Health website.
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 two 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 August 23, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to implement the smoking policy for [one smoker] and to secure oxygen tanks.”
The state investigators observed a resident’s room at approximately 9:25 PM. At that time, the resident was “in bed asleep. On his ‘over bed’ table were two packs of cigarettes.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) score of eleven, indicating that independent smokers “may retain all smoking materials as long as they are secured.”
A review of the facility Smoking List revealed that the resident “had completed the assessment process on May 1, 2017.” The Activity Care Plan for May 2018 indicates that “he smokes outside with no directives.”
An interview with the Unit Manager revealed that the resident “is an independent smoker. She stated he can keep the cigarettes with him on the table in an unsecured manner.”
During a facility tour with the Unit Manager, it was documented that “a large, unsecured oxygen tank/cylinder was observed [in a resident’s room]. It was observed from the hallway through the open door. The unsecured tank was located about five feet inside the door. It was standing freely without any standard or item to secure it.”
The investigators interviewed the resident and Unit Manager. The resident stated that “the tank had been there since the Physician discontinued his oxygen, at his appointment last Thursday.” The Unit Manager stated that “it should be secured immediately, and it should have been removed from the room last Thursday.”
The Facility Maintenance Director stated that same day that “all tanks must be secured. He stated the nursing staff should have completed a work order and he would have removed the tank from the room to a safe storage area dedicated to tanks.” The Maintenance Director stated that “he had the work order in his hand, and no order for the tank was completed.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm, abuse, or neglect through mistreatment while living at Oakhurst Center Nursing Facility? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Marion County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Ocala.
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