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Lawyers for Neglected & Injured at University Hills Health and Rehabilitation Facility
For many family members, detecting abuse and neglect in a nursing facility can be challenging at best, especially if your loved one has symptoms that mask the typical effects of mistreatment. In many cases, friends and family will mistake the natural progression of the aging process or a debilitating disease when actual abuse or neglect is occurring.
If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living in an Escambia County nursing facility, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family too. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.
University Hills Health and Rehabilitation Facility
This long-term care center is a 120-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services 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 Facility
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, University Hills Health and Rehabilitation Facility 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 $236,871 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of Florida are authorized to penalize any nursing home with monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services when the facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed five monetary penalties against University Hills Health and Rehabilitation Facility, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $97,110 fine on April 19, 2019, 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 $236,871. 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 comprehensive Florida Adult Protective Services Website.
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Pensacola 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 Care to It by Qualified Persons According to Each Resident’s Written Plan of Care – citation #F282 date May 11, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to monitor and document behaviors for the continued use of [antipsychotic] medications according to the Plan of Care for [one resident].”
The state investigators reviewed the resident’s “current order for antipsychotic medication that the patient was to receive every twelve hours for [mood disorders] and an antidepressant medication three times daily for depression.” A review of the resident’s Mood and Behavior Care Plan showed that the staff should monitor the resident for behavioral symptoms.
On January 8, 2017, the resident’s Physician’s orders and Progress Notes indicated the resident “had just been started on mood stabilizers and indicated the Physicians [wanted] to continue [the resident] on his antipsychotic medications as needed.” Another Physician Entry Note dated January 4, 2018, indicated that the resident was experiencing “increased agitation to include yelling and cursing, which were not new behaviors, but were trending upward.”
The resident’s behavioral issues increased with aggressiveness and loud obnoxious verbalization on February 23, 2017. The Physician “ordered a restart of the resident’s antipsychotic medication at a low dose and observed for behaviors” involving aggressiveness. However, a review of the resident’s Nurse’s Notes and behavioral monitoring forms showed “no documented behaviors for February, March, or April.” Additionally, “there were no corresponding notes indicating what was happening with the resident at that time.”
Neglected at University Hills Health and Rehabilitation Facility? Let Us Help You Today
Were you the victim of abuse or mistreatment while you lived at University Hills Health and Rehabilitation Facility? 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.
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.