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Tuskawilla Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Many families have limited options on how to handle the care of a loved one who requires medical professionals in a skilled nursing environment. Typically, reputable nursing homes follow established procedures and protocols to ensure that every resident’s needs are met. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in some facilities in Florida.
If your loved one was victimized while living in a Seminole County nursing facility, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers represent your family to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today.Tuskawilla Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This center is a 98-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Winter Springs and Seminole County, Florida. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
1024 Willa Springs Dr
Winter Springs, Florida 32708
Tuskawilla Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Tuskawilla Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state of Florida and the federal government have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
The nursing home received one complaint and self-reported one serious problem 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.
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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, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and five 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 May 16, 2019
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date April 30, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to provide adequate supervision and a secure environment for newly admitted residents at risk for elopement.” The surveyors determined that “these failures contributed to the elopement of the resident, placing him at risk for serious injury/impairment/death.”
While “the resident was out of the facility unsupervised, there was a high likelihood the resident could have been hit by a car, drowned in a retention pond, or gotten lost.” The resident “was the only newly admitted resident that was capable of leaving the facility at the time of the survey.”
The documentation shows that the resident “exited the facility to the main lobby doors, less than twenty-four hours after admission. He walked along the facility’s driveway, passing between two retention ponds, across a two-lane road and a private driveway, then entered a commercial complex.” The resident “wandered into an office of the complex, 0.25 miles away from the facility.”
Fortunately, concerned “office employees contacted 911.” The resident’s “whereabouts were unknown to the facility until law enforcement notified them approximately forty minutes later after the resident exited the facility.” The facility’s “failure to provide adequate supervision and a secured environment resulted in substandard quality of care at the Immediate Jeopardy level, starting on May 7, 2019.”
The facility “failed to provide appropriate wound care services to treat and promote healing of a pressure ulcer.” A review of a resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Fourteen-day Assessment revealed that the resident “requires extensive assistance with all activities of daily living. On admission, he had an unstageable pressure ulcer with Suspected Deep Tissue Injury that measured 2.8 cm x 2.8 cm.” The assessment indicated that the wound bed “contained dead tissue called slough.”
The state investigative team interviewed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who stated that “a Wound Care Physician visited the facility once weekly. She confirmed [that the resident] had a treatment order for his left heel wound, but she could not recall if he was seen by the Wound Specialist.” The Director of Nursing validated that “the resident had all orders for a wound consult [but there] was no evidence that the resident’s pressure ulcer was assessed by the Wound Care Physician as ordered.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Tuskawilla Nursing 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 Seminole County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Winter Springs.
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