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Viera Health and Rehabilitation Center
Are you concerned that your loved one living in a nursing facility might be the victim of mistreatment? Were they injured in a preventable fall or develop avoidable bedsores because the nursing home neglected to provide adequate supervision or nursing care? Did the facility’s caregivers, visitors, or other patients physically, mentally, verbally, or sexually abuse your loved one?
The Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys fight aggressively to maintain the rights of Brevard County nursing home patients. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers uses the law to obtain financial compensation for victims who want to seek justice for their injuries. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today.Viera Health and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care home is a 114-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Viera and Brevard County, Florida. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
8050 Spyglass Hill Rd
Viera, Florida 32940
Viera Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Viera 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, pain management, hospice, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $166,288 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 or deny payment for Medicare services any time a nursing home is cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Viera Health and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include an $8,658 fine on April 05, 2018, and a $157,630 fine on October 20, 2017, for a total of $166,288. During this time, Medicare denied payment on October 20, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. 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 ConsultationViera 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 five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Allow the Resident to Refuse Treatment or Take Part in an Experiment or Formulate Advance Directives – citation #F155 date October 20, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to follow the process to honor an advance directive to withhold cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for [one resident] with a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order.” A Registered Nurse (RN) initiated “chest compressions and looked for determining the resident’s code status and continued intermittent, ineffective resuscitative measures even after receiving verification of the resident’s DNR order.”
The state investigators determined that “the facility’s actions to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) against the resident’s established DNR could result in [the resident] experiencing severe pain; broken ribs; broken sternum; mediastinal bleeding; aspiration pneumonia; organ damage; neurological complications, such as severe cognitive impairment and permanent brain damage; coma; possible undesired intubation (a tube inserted through the mouth or nose to open the persons airway to assist with breathing. Intubation prevents a resident from talking or eating by mouth); mechanical ventilation; sophisticated medical life support; a prolonged dying process; and denying a natural, dignified death.”
The deficient practice by the nursing staff “resulted in the substandard quality of care and Immediate Jeopardy.” The state investigators interviewed the Registered Nurse, who stated that at 5:15 PM, approximately thirteen hours after the resident was admitted, they were “found unresponsive in bed by the lab technician.” The nurse “assessed the resident’s radial pulse and thought it questionable and was not certain if she was feeling her own pulse. She stated that she panicked, and she started chest compressions by herself without the use of a backboard or a resuscitator bag to assist ventilation for artificial respirations.”
The nurse also stated that “they had not ascertained the resident’s code status.” The RN stated that she had left the room, went to get a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for assistance, and resumed chest compressions by them self when she returned. The paramedics arrived at the scene and pronounced the resident deceased.
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Viera 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 Brevard County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Viera.
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