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Signature Healthcare of Orange Park Nursing Facility
Some statistics show that more than one million Americans currently live in nursing homes. Many of these patients are our mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, children, and friends. Families often relocate their loved ones into a nursing home believing that they will receive the best care and improve their quality of life in a safe environment.
Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in many nursing homes, including those in Clay County. If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while residing in a nursing home, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Signature Healthcare of Orange Park Nursing Facility
This long-term care center is a 105-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Orange Park and Clay County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
2029 Professional Center Dr
Orange Park, Florida 32073
Signature Healthcare of Orange Park Nursing Facility
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Signature Healthcare of Orange Park Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care and comprehensive rehab services that involve physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $31,688 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The state of Florida and the federal government have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing home. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility violates rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Signature Healthcare of Orange Park Nursing Facility for $31,688 on March 07, 2019, citing substandard care. This nursing facility received two complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years 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 ConsultationOrange Park Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Florida long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date March 7, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to implement written policies and procedures prohibiting and preventing abuse/neglect of residents.” This deficient practice included a failure “of staff to immediately report allegations of abuse related to [two residents] with the potential to affect all residents. Staff education had not occurred following the incident.”
The state investigators reviewed a closed record of a male resident. Before his death, “he was receiving hospice services. He required total assistance with activities of daily living. He was not able to speak. However, he could nod/shake his head to indicate yes or no.”
The Physician’s Progress Note, dated January 10, 2019, revealed that the resident “was doing poorly. It indicated, he is now in a fetal position and is not speaking much. He gets agitated once in a while and does start to talk then, but most of it is nonsensical.”
The resident had been seen for wound care, and changes had been made to his treatment. The resident was in pain due to multiple medical conditions and was receiving drugs around-the-clock.
A Certified Nursing Assistant documented that “she had witnessed an incident of alleged abuse of [the resident]. In her statement, she stated that she stayed over until 4:45 PM to help [a CNA].” When she entered the room after knocking, the other employee inside the resident’s room said to her, “you did not see a thing.”
The CNA indicated that the other Certified Nursing Assistant had a small cup and spoon in her hand and was attempting to “administer [the resident’s] pain medication by spoon, but he refused to open his mouth. She pinched his nose closed to try to get him to open his mouth. He fought back and refused to open his mouth.”
The CNA stated “[the other CNA] had attempted to force a plastic spoon into [the resident’s] mouth, but she was unable to do so.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Signature Healthcare of Orange Park 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 Clay County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Orange Park.
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