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Orchard Ridge Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Families deciding to place a loved one into a nursing home are often overwhelmed at the thought that they will not receive the best care. Unfortunately, mistreatment occurs at many facilities nationwide, including in Florida.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Pasco County nursing facility, contact the Florida Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. All the necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Orchard Ridge Nursing Home
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 120-certified bed home providing cares to residents of New Port Richey and Pasco County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
4927 Voorhees Rd
New Port Richey, Florida 34653
Orchard Ridge Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Orchard Ridge Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal government nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home by denying payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines when the facility has been cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationNew Port Richey Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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 Ensure That Every Resident’s Drug Regimen Is Free from Unnecessary Medications – citation #F329 date August 24, 2017
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation #F157 date August 24, 2017
The nursing home “failed to ensure that [one resident’s] drug regimen was free from unnecessary medications related to behavioral monitoring.” Specifically, a review of the resident’s Medication Administration Record (MAR) showed the resident received medication as needed for agitation. The medication had been administered on numerous occasions between August 7, 2017, and August 22, 2017, “without documentation regarding behavior monitoring.”
Additionally, the resident’s Behavior Monitoring and Interventions Form “showed no documentation” for that month.”
A review of the resident’s Pharmacy Consultation Report dated August 9, 2017, by the Consultant Pharmacist, documented that the resident was receiving medication for behavioral management “but does not have a behavior monitoring documented in the resident record.” The Physician’s recommendation included, “please consider initiating behavior monitoring for this individual.”
The Pharmacist also included the rationale for the recommendation stating, “it is recommended that behavior symptoms be re-evaluated periodically to determine both the effectiveness of psychoactive drug therapy and the potential for reducing or discontinuing the medication.”
The nursing home accepted the recommendation that was signed and dated by the Director of Nursing on August 11, 2017.” The Director of Nursing stated that “the expectation was to document behaviors by exception on the Behavior Monitoring and Interventions forms or the progress notes. She confirmed that behavior monitoring explaining the need for [the psychotropic medication] for the resident was not documented on Behavior Monitoring and Interventions nor the Progress Notes.”
The state investigators determined “the facility failed to provide notification of room changes for [three residents] reviewed would have be transferred to another room within the facility.” In one case, the resident stated that “he did not remember if he had been given a room change notice.”
Another resident was asked, “if she had a room or roommate change and if she was given notice. She said that she had a roommate change but noticed was not given. She stated, one leaves and another one comes in.”
The third resident was asked “if he had a room change and if he had been given notice. He responded, ‘Yes, but that he did not think that he had been given notice.’”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Orchard Ridge Nursing Home? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Pasco County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including New Port Richey.
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