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Rio Pinar Health Care Nursing Facility
Many families have limited options when providing care to a loved one who requires outside nursing assistance. Typically, the family will choose to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure they receive the best care possible. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect are serious problems in nursing homes across the United States.
If your loved one was victimized through neglect, mistreatment, or abuse while living in an Orange County nursing facility, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for your harm rightfully accountable.Rio Pinar Health Care Nursing Facility
This long-term care facility is a 180-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Orlando and Orange County, Florida. The "for-profit" home is located at:
7950 Lake Underhill Road
Orlando, Florida 32822
Rio Pinar Health Care Nursing Facility
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Rio Pinar Health Care 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.
Fined $222,034 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators can penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that resulted in harm or could have resulted in the harm of a resident. These penalties include imposing monetary fines and denying payment for Medicare services.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Rio Pinar Health Care Nursing Facility, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $169,826 fine on November 03, 2018, a $43,752 fine on July 01, 2017, and an $8,456 fine on July 01, 2017, for a total of $222,034.
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 ConsultationOrlando Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Florida and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date August 16, 2018
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date August 16, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to provide wound care to a sacral buttock pressure ulcer as Physician ordered.” The investigators interviewed the West Wing Unit Manager on August 13, 2018, outside a resident’s room.
The Unit Manager stated that “the resident had an unstageable pressure ulcer on the sacrum, a stage II pressure ulcer on the left heel and a blood blister on the right heel. She indicated that he could not be interviewed even with an interpreter. [The resident] was observed lying in bed on his back.”
The surveyors observed wound care being conducted on August 15, 2018, from8:55 AM to 9:40 PM. A Registered Nurse (RN) and a Certified Nursing Assistant were present. The resident, who required a Spanish interpreter, was “nonverbal but did open his eyes at times during the wound care procedure.
The surveyors asked the Unit Manager and Registered Nurse to check the Physician’s orders. The RN “indicated that she had checked the order and just forgot to apply the Santyl moist gauze to the wound bed or skin prep peri-wound.” The unit manager told the Registered Nurse that they “should have taken a copy of the actual wound care order into the room with her to ensure the accuracy of doing wound care as ordered by the Physician.”
The “facility failed to ensure isolation precautions were maintained for [one resident] on contact isolation to prevent cross-contamination and the spread of a communicable infectious disease on the East Wing.”
The state investigator observed an occupational therapist in the resident’s room who was on isolation precautions. The therapist “was not wearing an isolation gown [as required] to protect her clothing.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Rio Pinar Health Care 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 Orange County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Orlando.
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