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Wave Crest Health and Rehabilitation Center
Many families have limited options when providing care to a loved one who requires outside nursing assistance. Typically, the family will choose to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure they receive the best care possible. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect are serious problems in nursing homes across the United States.
If your loved one was victimized through neglect, mistreatment, or abuse while living in a Brevard County nursing facility, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for your harm rightfully accountable.Wave Crest Health and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 138-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Melbourne and Brevard County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1415 S Hickory St
Melbourne, Florida 32901
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Wave Crest Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
Fined $98,455 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Florida and federal agencies are duty-bound to monitor every nursing home and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify serious violations of nursing home regulations and rules. In some cases, the nursing home receives multiple penalties if surveyors find severe violations that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Wave Crest Health and Rehabilitation Center for $98,455 on January 05, 2018, citing substandard care. The nursing home received seven 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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The federal government and the Florida Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date June 15, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to complete an assessment, attain a Physician order, and re-evaluate the need for continued restraint for [one resident].” At 1:05 PM on June 12, 2019, the resident “was observed sitting in the hallway in his wheelchair with the pommel cushion and a lap belt.”
A review of the resident’s Comprehensive Quarterly Assessment dated February 21, 2019, documented the resident “has severe, cognitive impairment. There was no documentation of a restraint being used.” The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Plan of Care for Falls dated November 11, 2017. The document includes interventions for therapy services as needed.
On June 13, 2019, a self-releasing Velcro belt was added to be used “while up in the wheelchair for positioning.” However, a review of the resident’s Current Physician Order “did not reveal any order for a pommel cushion or lap belt while in the wheelchair.” The surveyors determined that a review of all the records revealed: “only one Physician Order has a restraint alternative documented she which was dated June 13, 2019.”
The investigators interviewed the resident’s wife who stated that her husband “has used the lap belt for a while now. She said he will slide out of the chair if he does not have it on. She stated he does not need it at night because he has a scoop mattress, and he does not try to get out of bed. She stated the cushion also helps to keep them in the chair.” The resident’s wife stated she has “tried to have the resident release the belt, but he was unable to do so.”
The investigators asked the North Wing Unit Manager, “where the restraint documentation was located.” The manager stated that “she was unable to find any documentation in the resident’s medical record regarding the restraint.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Wave Crest 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 Melbourne.
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