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Springwood Center 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 Sarasota 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.
Springwood Center Nursing Home
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 Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Springwood Center 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.
Fined $23,993 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
When investigators working for the federal government identify severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations, they can penalize the facility by a denial of payment for Medicare services or impose monetary fines.
Within the last thirty-six months, the federal investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Springwood Center Nursing Home, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $15,561 fine on October 3, 2018, a $4,361 fine on April 19, 2017, and a $4,071 fine on December 9, 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 about this nursing home can be found on the State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
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Sarasota Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and the Florida Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Remedy Past Noncompliance – citation #F698 date October 25, 2018
The state investigators determined “the facility failed to coordinate care and services for [one resident] receiving medical treatment by failing to ensure medications related to their medical treatment were administered as ordered by the Physician so blood levels could be accurately monitored.”
Specifically, the resident’s Physician had ordered Calcium Acetate given with meals as a binding medication to lower the amount of phosphorus the resident had in their blood.
A review of the resident’s Medication Administration Record (MAR) from July 1, 2018, through October 21, 2018, found that the 11:30 AM dose of the medication was being administered routinely on the days the resident was out of the facility” receiving medical treatment.”
On October 24, 2018, the surveyors interviewed a Registered Nurse (RN) who stated that the resident went to receive medical treatment at the center “three days a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The resident left between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM and returned to the facility around 3:00 PM, usually at the beginning of the next shift.”
The RN stated that while the resident took a bag lunch with him, the resident “did not take any medications with him to the Medical Treatment Center. The RN confirmed that “she had been initialing the resident’s MAR indicating [the resident] was receiving the medication”, when in fact, the resident was not.
A different Registered Nurse said that the resident “was currently at the center and usually arrived between 9:00 AM and 9:30 AM. She said the resident would have a bag lunch, but no medications.” That RN said that “the resident did at times get medications for [their medical condition] at the center and she would note them on the communication log, but no [Physician-ordered medication] binder.”
During an interview with the Registered Dietitian, it was revealed that the resident “had been getting [medication binder] but now had a low phosphorus level, so the binder had been stopped. She said the resident’s phosphorus level then went too high and the binder was reordered again in June.” The Director of Nursing confirmed that “she received a report of the irregularity [regarding the resident’s] Calcium Acetate on July 25, 2018.
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Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Springwood Center Nursing Home? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse 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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