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West Melbourne Health and Rehabilitation Center
Mistreatment, abuse, and neglect in nursing facilities are often the result of the nursing staff or other caregivers not providing the resident care according to established standards of quality. Their inappropriate behavior often leads to harm, injury, or wrongful death. In other incidents, the victim is assaulted by other residents.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Brevard County nursing facility, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure you receive monetary compensation. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm legally accountable.West Melbourne Health and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of West Melbourne and Brevard County, Florida. The 180-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
2125 West New Haven Ave
West Melbourne, Florida 32904
West Melbourne Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, West Melbourne 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, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, 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 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 ConsultationWest Melbourne Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Florida long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F580 date November 30, 2018
- Failure to Ensure the Resident’s Doctor Reviews a Resident’s Cares, Rights, and Signs and Dates the Progress Notes and Order at Each Required Visit – citation #F711 date December 6, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “notified the family member of a resident who required an x-ray to be completed for [one resident].” The state investigators reviewed the resident’s records. The resident was receiving physical therapy and occupational therapy “during the week and on Saturdays. The family was aware of this.”
On April 20, 2018, “the resident’s laboratory results were not normal. The resident’s doctor was notified. The Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner returned the call and said to send her to the local emergency room.” The resident’s son “visited and stated, ‘I do not want hospitalization or labs done.’ Another call went out to the Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and she gave an order to discontinue all labs and no hospitalization.”
Two days later, “the resident had generalized discomfort.” The nursing staff gave the resident Tylenol, and the family visited. On May 8, 2018, “an Interdisciplinary Team meeting was held to review the resident’s pain requirements. The resident was under hospice services.”
A review of the resident’s current Physician’s orders for medication and Plan of Care were reviewed. By May 17, 2018, “the resident’s doctor was making rounds. [The resident] complained to him that her hip was hurting. He ordered an x-ray to be done. Documentation showed that the resident’s family was notified, and the episode was not found in the resident’s record.”
At 4:20 PM on November 28, 2018, “the Medical Records Nurse was shown the record that no family was notified of the pain episode.” This failure to provide family notification violated both state and federal laws and established protocols.
The facility “failed to ensure the Physician signed and dated all orders regarding medications for [one resident].” The state investigators reviewed one resident’s medical records and Physician’s orders. “All the proceeding [medications] were ordered for daily administration.” However, “the Physician did not sign the order and did not visit the facility again until October 23, 2017.” The Director of Nursing confirmed this failure.
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at West Melbourne 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 West Melbourne.
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