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University Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center
Is it your duty to protect your loved one from mistreatment while they live in an Escambia County nursing facility? Are you concerned that they are being mistreated, neglected, or abused by caregivers, employees, visitors or other patients? If so, contact the Florida Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure that your loved one receives the dignity and respect they deserve. We will use the law to hold those responsible legally and financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case today to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.University Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 120-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Pensacola and Escambia County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
10040 Hillview Road
Pensacola, Florida 32514
University Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, University Hills 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, assisted and independent living options, medically-complex care, respiratory care, bariatric 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 $139,761 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators and surveyors for Medicare and the state of Florida have the legal authority to impose monetary fines are denied payment for Medicare services any time a nursing home is cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed four monetary penalties against University Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $11,261 fine on February 21, 2019, a $4,131 fine on July 07, 2017, a $1,498 fine on July 07, 2017, and a $122,871 fine on February 15, 2017, for a total of $139,761. During this time, Medicare denied payment on two occasions, including on April 19, 2019, and July 07, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing home received eleven 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 State of Florida Adult Protective Services Website.
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Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Florida Department of Public Health website.
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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date February 21, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home failed to prevent rough treatment during care for [one resident].” The incident involved a resident who “currently resides on a locked dementia unit and has resided in the facility about five years.”
The state investigators interviewed the resident’s daughter via the telephone at 1:00 PM on February 19, 2019, regarding the resident’s care. The daughter told the investigators that “she has a video of the care provided to her mom from February 1, 2019, to February 11, 2019.”
The daughter “confirmed that she had not provided the video to the facility nor had she spoken anyone at the facility about this.” The facility Administrator “was informed of the allegations of mistreatment on February 19, 2019, at 1:52 PM. The facility took immediate corrective actions to include assessing the resident, suspending the identified Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), completing a Federal Immediate Report, notifying the abuse hotline, and initiating an investigation.”
A review of the video shows a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) standing beside the resident’s bed, assisting the resident with eating. The resident “pushes the employee’s hands away [who then picks up the resident’s] right wrist with a tight grip and appears to push [the resident’s] hand toward her face.” The resident “then left the room, and the resident continued to feed herself.”
The CNA denied “pushing the resident’s arm toward her face.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse, mistreatment, or neglect while living at University Hills 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 Escambia County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Pensacola.
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