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University East Rehabilitation Center
Attorneys for Mistreated & Abused at University East Rehabilitation Center
Many families are overwhelmed when they make the ultimate decision to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure the quality of their life is maximized. They believe that they will receive the best care in a compassionate, respected, and safe environment. Unfortunately, not all members of the nursing team will uphold their responsibility and provide care that meets the resident’s needs.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Volusia County nursing facility, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.
University East Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care facility is a 56-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Deland and Volusia County, Florida. The "for-profit" home is located at:
991 E New York Ave
Deland, Florida 32724
URL: NO WEBSITE
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, University East 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.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of Florida have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
The nursing home received four complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Florida Adult Protective Services Website.
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Deland Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Florida and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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, four out of five stars for staffing issues, and one 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 March 1, 2019
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care and Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date November 14, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure the residents’ environment remained as free of accident hazards as possible by failing to regulate hot water temperatures [in two] resident hallways and in three rooms.” The “facility also failed to ensure resident equipment was being used as ordered for [one resident] regarding the use of her sensor alarm, and failed to ensure cleaning products and fluids containing alcohol were stored properly for [another resident].”
The state investigators tested water temperatures throughout the facility. In one room, after running the water for some time, the “water temperature was too hot to hold the handle. When inserted into the running water, the temperature registered a temperature of 160°F.”
The “facility failed to ensure that [one resident] received the necessary treatment and services consistent with professional standards of practice to promote healing and prevent new pressure ulcers from developing.” The resident’s records indicate that the patient had been hospitalized “due to a severe urinary tract infection and had orders upon return” to help treat the resident’s left heel wound.
However, a review of the resident’s Treatment Administration Record “revealed the dressing had not been documented as having been completed as of November 13, 2018. However, it was documented as having been completed on November 14, 2018.”
That afternoon, the surveyors observed the resident’s left heel wound. The resident “was in bed with bilateral heel protectors on, but no dressing was in place on the left heel wound. The resident stated, ‘they had not provided any wound care to my heel at all since I have returned from the hospital, and when the doctor came in, he did not even bother to look at it.’”
The resident stated that “the boots that were on were causing more pressure on the wound and were not doing any good. The resident stated the nursing staff did not complete skin checks, and when she returned from the hospital, she had asked him to do a skin check, because of some concerns on her bottom.”
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Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at University East 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 Volusia County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Deland.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured a financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.