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Winter Haven Health and Rehabilitation 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 Polk 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.Winter Haven Health and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care facility is a 140-certified bed "non-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Winter Haven and Polk County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
202 Ave O Northeast
Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Winter Haven Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Winter Haven Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care. The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services involving physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government, through nursing home regulatory agencies, can impose fines or deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility with severe violations of rules and regulations. Typically, hefty fines are levied against the nursing home when the most egregious violations have occurred that harmed or could harm a resident.
The nursing home received three 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 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 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 Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date October 17, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure adequate supervision of a resident who was absent from the facility without staff knowledge of his whereabouts for over twelve hours.” A review of the resident’s Elopement Risk Assessment completed on July 11, 2017, revealed that “the resident was not an elopement risk.”
The resident’s Care Plan indicated that the resident had “impaired thought processes.” The resident’s Fall Risk Documentation performed on the same day as the Elopement Risk Assessment indicated that the resident “is at risk for falls or fall-related injuries because of psychoactive drug use.” The staff was given guidance and interventions to “remind the resident and reinforce safety awareness. Educate/remind the resident to request assistance [before walking].”
The resident’s Leave of Absence Agreement and Resident Out Sheet revealed that “the resident had signed out of the facility for a leave of absence on September 12, 2017, at 4:10 PM.” The Form Indicated that “he was signing out with his significant other for dinner and return time was listed as [that day] at 8:00 PM.”
However, documentation shows that the resident “had not signed back in the facility until September 13, 2017, at 8:15 AM, over twelve hours later.” Documentation at 7:13 AM that same morning indicated “the resident was not in the facility, was not signed out. Called significant other and she said he is with her.”
Upon return, the resident stated, “I took a shower and shampoo at home when I went home on a leave of absence.” The resident’s Medication Administration Record revealed that the 9:00 PM dose of Metoprolol Tartrate, a medication used to treat high blood pressure, angina (chest pain) and heart failure, was to be given every twelve hours.
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) assigned to provide the resident care on the 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM shift stated that the previous shift nurse “did not tell her [that the resident] was not in the facility.” The LPN was unaware the resident was not there until 1:00 AM. Even so, “she did not call the significant other until around 7:15 AM on September 13, 2017, to try to locate him.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Winter Haven 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 Polk County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Winter Haven.
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