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Ocoee Health Care Center
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This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Ocoee and Orange County, Florida. The 120-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1556 Maguire Rd
Ocoee, Florida 34761
Ocoee Health Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Ocoee Health Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, IV (intervenous) care, pain management, hospice, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of Florida have the legal responsibility to levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if a nursing home violates established rules and regulations that harm or could have harmed residents.
This nursing home received three complaints and self-reported one serious issue 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationOcoee Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Florida Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date July 13, 2019
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date March 19, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to provide adequate supervision and a secure environment for newly admitted residents at risk for elopement.” These failures contributed to the elopement of [the resident], placing them at risk for serious injury/impairment/death.”
The surveyors say that “while [the resident] was out of the facility unsupervised, there was a high likelihood [the resident] could have been hit by a car or become lost.” The cognitively impaired resident exited the facility on July 7, 2019, at 12:45 PM “through the therapy entrance door unsupervised, less than twenty-four hours after admission.”
The document indicates that “he walked to the facility’s parking lot, along the facility’s driveway, and down a steep decline to the sidewalk. He then walked along the sidewalk adjacent to a busy four-lane highway, which had continuous heavy flow of traffic in both directions.” The resident’s granddaughter, while driving by, spotted the resident.
Inside the facility, “[the resident’s] whereabouts were unknown [until] they were notified by the family approximately fifteen minutes [later] that [the resident] exited the facility.” The surveyors determined that “the facility’s failure to provide adequate supervision and a secured environment resulted in the substandard quality of care at the Immediate Jeopardy level” starting that day.
The “facility failed to prevent avoidable pressure ulcers to the heels for [one resident] reviewed for pressure ulcers.” The investigation involved a cognitively intact resident whose needs “included extensive assistance from staff for all activities of daily living. She was at risk for developing pressure ulcers and had no pressure ulcers upon admission.”
The resident’s Care Plan indicated that the staff “was to perform weekly skin assessments by nurses and daily skin checks by Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), who were to notify the Physician and family of changes as needed.”
During one skin assessment, “the resident was noted to have blood blisters to both the left and right heel. The resident denied any pain or discomfort and stated she was surprised that there was anything on her skin.”
It was noted that “there was not any documentation found that [the CNA] or [the nurse] had assessed [the resident], documented, or notified the Physician and family of the wounds to both heels [before] the family discovering them and notifying the facility.”
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