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Springwood Center Nursing Facility
Are you concerned that caregivers at the Sarasota County nursing facility have victimized your loved one through negligence and mistreatment? Do you suspect they have been physically, mentally, emotionally, or sexually assaulted by the nursing staff, visitors, or other patients?
Contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers will use the law to obtain financial compensation on your family’s behalf.Springwood Center Nursing Facility
This long-term care facility is a 120-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Sarasota and Sarasota County, Florida. The "for-profit" home is located at:
4602 Northgate Court
Sarasota, Florida 34234
Springwood Center Nursing Facility
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Springwood Center 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 $23,993 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Florida and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Springwood Center Nursing Facility, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $15,561 fine on October 03, 2018, a $4,361 fine on April 19, 2017, and a $4,071 fine on December 09, 2016, for a total of $23,993.
The nursing home received seven 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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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 one out of five stars, including one 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 Provide Necessary Care and Services to Maintain the Highest Well-Being of Every Resident – citation #F309 date December 9, 2016
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date March 20, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to coordinate care to ensure the highest practical medical needs of [three residents]. The facility failed to provide incontinence care and skin assessments for the prevention of skin breakdown for [two residents].” This failure “resulted in [two residents] developing further skin breakdown due to a lack of assessment and treatment.”
Additionally, the facility “failed to provide care for [the medical treatment for a resident].” This failure has the potential for the resident’s medical treatment access to fail.
Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date December 9, 2016
The facility “failed to maintain the building free from hazards regarding handrails in the corridors. Handrails in the facility posed a risk of injury to residents.”
The state investigators observed the handrails on the North and South Units with gaps and sharp edges. The handrails “have a channel on the outer edge filled with a rubber bumper. In several places along the handrails, the rubber bumper did not completely fill the channel, leaving gaps large enough for a finger to be inserted and caught.”
The surveyors interviewed the facility Administrator, who stated “the rubber on the handrails shrank and left gaps. She said in some places they wrapped the end of the handrail in foam and electrical tape. [The Administrator] acknowledged the remaining gaps were potentially hazardous.”
The nursing home “failed to accurately assess, comprehensively planned for, and consistently monitor [three residents] with pressure sores and wounds. This failure to assess wounds may prevent wounds from healing and contribute to the development of new pressure ulcers and wounds.”
The MDS Coordinator confirmed that “[the residents’] Care Plans were not updated.” The Coordinator indicated that “he did not know how he missed [one resident’s] wounds on the MDS, and there were issues with getting accurate wound information” into the documentation.
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Springwood Center 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 Sarasota County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Sarasota.
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