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St Johns Nursing Center
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This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Lauderdale Lakes and Broward County, Florida. The 181-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
3075 NW 35th Ave
Lauderdale Lakes, Florida 33311
URL: NO WEBSITE
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, St Johns Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.Financial Penalties and Violations
State investigators working on behalf of the federal government, along with Medicare and Medicaid, has the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services to any nursing facility violating rules and regulations.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Florida Adult Protective Services Website.
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The state of Florida and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two 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 Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date April 8, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure restraints were used only as required to treat medical symptoms.” The state investigative team observed a resident dining from 12:09 PM to 12:43 PM with “a lap belt across his waist and secured to the back of his wheelchair while he ate.”
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment that showed “he did not have any restraints and, specifically, that he did not have a trunk restraint when in a chair or out of bed and that he was severely, cognitively impaired.”
However, a review of the resident’s Care Plan included interventions to release and reposition the resident every two hours, “encourage activity and mild exercise daily, evaluation at least every three months for continued use” of the restraint.
The surveyors interviewed the Third Floor Unit Manager, who stated that the resident “can remove the lap belt himself so, therefore, it was not a restraint and that he would try to get up, but he did not have it.” The Unit Manager reviewed the resident’s reassessment form that indicated “the reason for the use was for safety and positioning.” However, the question on the form concerning least restrictive measures with an answer of yes or no was left blank and provided no explanation as to why the resident had the restraint.
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) told the surveyors that “without the lap belt, he would lean forward and might fall.” The surveyors asked the employees how they assessed that the resident “still needs a lap belt restraint.”
The Unit Manager said that a nurse or a Certified Nursing Assistant “can try to remove it and see what he does. Without looking at his chart, the Unit Manager admitted that there was no documentation that this was done, and when asked to check the chart in case the nurse might have documented, [they] simply stated there is none.” When the Unit Manager was pressed further, she “could not describe any observations of [the resident] without the lap belt, or any reports from other staff of such trials without the lap belt.”
The facility Risk Manager stated that the resident’s “lap belt was not considered a restraint because he could remove it and agreed to show that [the resident] could do so.” The manager approached the resident and asked him “to remove the belt” gesturing “to the lap belt about his waist.” The resident “appeared confused but finally answered yes, I can without any purposeful motion toward the lap belt.” Upon repeated request, “he looked bewildered and wrapped his arms around his middle without touching the belt.”
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