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Tampa Lakes Health and Rehabilitation Center
Never before in American history have so many senior citizens have entered their retirement years. The advancing age of this massive population has increased the need for additional beds in nursing homes and placed a significant demand on the number of Nurses and Nurse’s Aides required to meet their needs. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs, and many facilities nationwide.
If your loved one was injured or died unexpectedly while living in a Hillsborough County nursing facility, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your monetary damages.Tampa Lakes Health and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a 179-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Lutz and Hillsborough County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
750 Hayes Rd
Lutz, Florida 33549
Tampa Lakes Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Tampa Lakes 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, 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 $34,785 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The state of Florida and the federal government have the legal obligation for monitoring every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the facility violates established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Tampa Lakes Health and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $26,982 fine on February 18, 2018, and a $7,803 fine on February 18, 2018, for a total of $34,785. During this time, Medicare denied payment on February 18, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received sixteen 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 ConsultationLutz Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites, including the Florida Department of Public Health 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date July 12, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure that supervision was provided to prevent future falls for [one resident].” In one case, a resident had two witnessed falls within 35 days (between May 9, 2019, and June 13, 2019), with “one fall involving unsupervised outdoor use of a motorized wheelchair.”
The resident “was observed operating his electric wheelchair in the parking lot after recommendations from a Rehabilitative Therapy evaluation included supervision while on the sidewalk and use of the motorized wheelchair in only the patio and outdoor sitting areas.”
At 8:30 AM on July 9, 2019, the resident, while in their electric wheelchair was “moving toward parked cars in one of the facility’s driveways. He was moving at a quick pace. The facility Receptionist, Nursing Home Administrator, and Director of Nursing were informed that the resident was near parked cars at the end of the driveway in the parking lot.”
At that time, the Nursing Home Administrator stated “he does go outside, he has been screened for safety. He knows he is not supposed to go beyond a certain point. We will take care of it.” By 9:15 AM, the resident was again observed, “outside in his wheelchair, moving around and near parked cars, several feet from the entrance to the facility.”
A subsequent Progress Note revealed that the resident “fell outside of the facility; out of his wheelchair.” The note stated a “visitor was driving by and saw him and proceeded to call 911.” Notations indicated that “the ambulance was on the scene when the facility staff was notified. The nurse was able to see the resident lying on his right side and an abrasion to his left forearm. He was complaining of right hip pain.”
The “emergency department nurse notified the facility that the resident did not have any fractures. Follow-up Progress Notes on May 10, 2019, revealed that the resident stated [that] he was in his wheelchair going down the sidewalk in the front of the building to sit by the doors outside at the corner of the building.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Tampa Lakes 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 Hillsborough County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Lutz.
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