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Williston Care Center
Many families have limited options on how to handle their loved one’s care who requires nursing assistants in a facility outside their home. Many of these family members choose to relocate their loved one into a Levy County nursing facility only to realize they been victimized through neglect or mistreatment by caregivers, employees, or other residents.
If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while living in a nursing home, 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. Contact us today so we can begin working on your case to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Williston Care Center
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 120-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Williston and Levy County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
300 Nw 1st Ave
Williston, Florida 32696
Williston Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Williston Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care. The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
State investigators working on behalf of the federal government, along with Medicare and Medicaid, has the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services to any nursing facility violating rules and regulations.
The nursing home received two 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationWilliston Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Florida and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and five 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 December 21, 2017
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date December 21, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure the use of restraint for [one resident] was provided for the least time possible [according] to the resident’s restraint release form.”
The state investigators reviewed the resident’s clinical records and Informed Consent for Use of Restraint Form signed on November 3, 2016. The form documents that the resident’s “representative had given consent by a telephone for the use of the lap tray restraint with [the resident].” The “Informed Consent for the Use of Restraint Form documented that the lap tray in the wheelchair was the recommended restraint.” The form documents that “the recommended time/duration/usage of the lap tray restraint as used went up in a chair, release every two hours for positioning and care, release for meals.”
However, the state investigators observed the resident at 11:34 AM on December 17, 2017, “during the midday meal in the dining area of the Memory Care Unit.” The resident “was observed seated at the dining table receiving one-on-one staff assistance with her meal.” The resident’s “plate was observed on the dining table and the lap tray restraint was observed and placed around [the resident’s] torso throughout the meal.”
The investigators interviewed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who confirmed that the resident’s lap tray “restraint was not removed during meals. She stated that she thought that [the resident’s] lap tray should be removed during meals when a staff member was providing [the resident] one-on-one assistance during meals.”
The CNA also said that “the staff may have been using [the resident’s] lap tray restraint as a table during the meals.” The CNA confirmed that the Consent Form documented the recommended time, duration and usage of the lap tray restraints to include “direction for the lap tray restraints to be released for meals.”
The facility “failed to immediately report one allegation of physical abuse [to the] State Survey and Certification Agency and the State Adult Protective Services Agency for external investigation is required.”
A resident’s family member stated that “she had reported a concern to the facility that one or more staff members working in the facility’s secured memory care had physically mistreated [the resident by restraining the resident] on the floor.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Williston Care Center? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Levy County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Williston.
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