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St Augustine Health and Rehabilitation Center
For many years, nursing home residents throughout the United States have been subjected to neglect and abuse by caregivers, employees, or other residents. Many problems with the nursing home industry involve untrained professionals, short staffing, and a lack of supervision that leads to resident-to-resident assault.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Saint Johns 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 monetary compensation from recovering your damages.St Augustine Health and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing care and services to residents of Saint Augustine and Saint Johns County, Florida. The 120-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
51 Sunrise Blvd
Saint Augustine, Florida 32084
St Augustine Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, St Augustine Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, cardiac recovery, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $164,018 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of Florida routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established rules and regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators find severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against St Augustine Health and Rehabilitation Center for $164,018 on April 26, 2019, citing substandard care. This nursing home received five 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 ConsultationSaint Augustine Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Florida Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date April 26, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to identify risk factors and the potential for harm to a vulnerable resident, thus failing to prevent the physical abuse by [one resident on another resident], which resulted in the death of [the second resident].” The state investigators determined an Immediate Jeopardy existed at the facility.
The survey team reviewed the facility’s AHCA Nursing Home to Federal Reporting 5-day Report. The document indicates that a Certified Nursing Assistant entered the room of both residents “for a routine check, identified a wheelchair that was tipped over and observed [one resident] leaning over [the other resident’s] bed.” The first resident was striking the second resident “in the face with the bed's remote control device.”
Due to the “bright red drainage on [the injured resident’s face], he was transferred to an acute care hospital for an evaluation. He was subsequently transferred to a trauma center and admitted to a hospice facility where he expired.”
The Sheriff’s Office Report revealed “an investigation of the death of [the male resident] who was allegedly battered by an eighty-four-year-old male, both while residents of the facility.” The report included a Medical Examiner’s Office Preliminary Findings that “ruled the cause of death as [blunt force] trauma and the manner of death as homicide.”
The assaulting resident was discharged out of the facility utilizing the Florida Baker Act into “an acute care hospital.” Previous to the deadly incident, the resident was routinely dangerous, verbally aggressive, and “swinging a clenched fist at staff.”
On one incident, the aggressive resident “grabbed the coat hanger and broke it and threatened to stab [the staff member].” On another incident, the resident was “punching and cursing at staff.” On another occasion, the resident “was combative and physically aggressive.” It was determined that the resident was at “high risk of hurting others and staff.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at St Augustine Health and Rehabilitation 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 Johns County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Saint Augustine.
It is always free to discuss your case with our legal team. We provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will owe us nothing until we can secure a financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.