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Sandgate Gardens Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Are you concerned that your loved one living in a nursing facility might be the victim of mistreatment? Were they injured in a preventable fall or develop avoidable bedsores because the nursing home neglected to provide adequate supervision or nursing care? Did the facility’s caregivers, visitors, or other patients physically, mentally, verbally, or sexually abuse your loved one?
The Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys fight aggressively to maintain the rights of Saint Lucie County nursing home patients. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers uses the law to obtain financial compensation for victims who want to seek justice for their injuries. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today.Sandgate Gardens Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Fort Pierce and Saint Lucie County, Florida. The 107-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
703 S 29th St
Fort Pierce, Florida 34947
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In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Sandgate Gardens Rehabilitation and Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing facility that violates rules and regulations. These penalties include monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services. High monetary fines usually indicate extremely severe violations that harmed or could have harmed residents.
The nursing home received fourteen 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and five 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 5, 2017
- Failure to Ensure That the Resident and His/her Doctor Meet Face-To-Face That All Required Visits – citation #F712 date January 22, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure that the resident environment hallways on the A and B Wing remained free from potential fall hazards.”
The state survey team conducted an environmental tour of the facility with the Director of Engineering and Housekeeping Supervisor. During the tour, the surveyors observed “ceiling-mounted air conditioning vents located on the A-Wing that had serious problems.”
Specifically, “two vents located on each of the A-1 and A-2, and A-3 resident corridors had a heavy buildup of condensation, which was dripping down on the floor area.” The surveyors indicated that the “condensation accumulation on the corridor floor was a potential accident fall hazard to the residents, visitors, and staff and that the issues needed an immediate solution.”
The facility “failed to provide evidence that [one resident] reviewed for Physician visits was seen by the Physician at least every thirty days for the first ninety days after admission, and at least once every sixty days thereafter.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s clinical record that “failed to yield residents of Physician Progress Notes. The initial review of the clinical record yielded a History and Physical dated January 31, 2018, and April 7, 2018, faxed a copy of the Physician’s visit for a date of service of December 7, 2017.”
It was noted that “there were no further Physician Progress Notes.” The Director of Nursing confirmed that after reviewing the clinical record, “she was only able to locate the January 31, 2018, History and Physical in a December 7, 2017, Progress Note that was faxed” in April.
The state surveyors reviewed the facility’s policy and procedure regarding Physician Services that was revised in May 2011. The document indicates that “the Physician must make documented visits [per] applicable state and federal regulations. The attending Physician/Designated Nurse Practitioner must visit his/her residents once every thirty days for the first ninety days after admission and then at least every sixty days thereafter.”
Were you the victim of harm, abuse, neglect, or mistreatment while you lived at Sandgate Gardens Rehabilitation and Nursing Center? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Saint Lucie County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Fort Pierce.
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