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The Oaks of Clearwater Nursing Facility
There are significant problems involving mistreatment occurring in nursing facilities nationwide. Typically, a lack of quality care often results from untrained nursing staff, minimal supervision, or insufficient staffing members on each shift. In these incidents, the patient’s needs are often ignored. This neglect can cause broken bones due to falling or the development of preventable pressure sores.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Pinellas 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. We can begin working on your case today.The Oaks of Clearwater Nursing Facility
This long-term care facility is a 60-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Clearwater and Pinellas County, Florida. The "for-profit" home is located at:
420 Bay Ave
Clearwater, Florida 33756
The Oaks of Clearwater Nursing Facility
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, The Oaks of Clearwater Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, memory care, and assisted living options.
Fined $13,627 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of Florida are authorized to penalize any nursing home with monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services when the facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against The Oaks of Clearwater Nursing Facility for $13,627 on July 30, 2018, citing substandard care. The nursing home received one complaint and self-reported one serious problem over the last thirty-six months 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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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, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date October 19, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure that [two residents] reviewed for accidents and incidents were conducted in its entirety, and interventions that were used were monitored for effectiveness and used as identified.”
A review of a resident’s Nursing Note dated September 28, 2017, indicated that the staff saw the resident sitting on the floor in front of her walker in the hallway. The resident indicated that “she fell.” There were no injuries noted.
The staff performed neurological checks due to an unwitnessed fall and notified the family. The nursing staff documented that they will continue to monitor the resident.
A few hours later, the nursing staff noted that the resident “had a small bruise on the left lower extremity with local edema.” At that time, the resident indicated that she was unaware of how it happened but stated that she assumed it is because she fell this morning. The resident now indicates that there is some pain when the areas touch.
A review of a Physician’s Note dated September 7, 2017, indicated that the doctor had seen the patient after the nurses made a request. The patient was recently hospitalized for chest pain and likely had underlying coronary artery disease with advanced age. The doctor recommended concerted management.
Documentation from the emergency room shows that the resident had been sent out to the hospital “after a fall yesterday with a right arm laceration.” The resident received eight sutures to close the laceration.
A change in the resident’s Care Plan indicated a new focus now that the resident “is at risk for falls related to gait/balance problems.” The nursing staff was guided to ensure that the resident’s call light was within reach and encouraged the patient to use it as needed for assistance.
The investigators asked the Director of Nursing about the investigation regarding the resident’s fall. The forms indicated that the resident’s electronic bed and wheelchair alarms had not been on at the time of the fall on September 28, 2017.
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at The Oaks of Clearwater 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 Pinellas County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Clearwater.
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