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Wood Lake Health and Rehabilitation Facility
Many families are overwhelmed when they make the ultimate decision to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure the quality of their life is maximized. They believe that they will receive the best care in a compassionate, respected, and safe environment. Unfortunately, not all members of the nursing team will uphold their responsibility and provide care that meets the resident’s needs.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Palm Beach County nursing facility, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.Wood Lake Health and Rehabilitation Facility
This long-term care center is a 120-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Green Acres and Palm Beach County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
6414 13th Rd S
Green Acres, Florida 33415
Wood Lake Health and Rehabilitation Facility
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Wood Lake Health and Rehabilitation Facility 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, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $3,965 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the federal government and state of Florida nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Wood Lake Health and Rehabilitation Facility for $3,965 on April 03, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home received fifteen 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 ConsultationGreen Acres Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Florida and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues, and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date December 30, 2016
- Failure to Ensure That Residents Are Safe from Serious Medication Errors – citation #F333 date October 12, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home failed to ensure that one resident reviewed “received the proper care and services to promote healing of a pressure ulcer.”
The state investigators observed a resident “receiving care by two Certified Nursing Aides after incontinent of bowel movement.” During the observation, the surveyor saw the resident’s backside that “revealed a round open wound about the size of the Silver Dollar on the coccyx (upper part of the buttock).” The wound was open, without any type of dressing. The surveyor left to allow the staff to finish cleaning up the resident.”
Less than two hours later, the resident was then observed in the presence of the Assistant Director of Nursing who “removed the resident’s adult brief and noted the wound remained without a wound dressing.” The Assistant Director “was unaware that the wound dressing had come off and was removed earlier in the day.”
The Assistant Director stated that “she had seen the Wound Care Nurse outside the resident’s door earlier with some wound care supplies. The Assistant Director of Nursing agreed that the aides should have notified a nurse that the dressing had come off.”
The facility “failed to prevent potential significant medication errors related to duplicating insulin administration to [one resident] observed during the medication observation passes.” This deficient practice involved one resident “observed for insulin administration observed during the medication observation pass.”
A Registered Nurse (RN) working the morning shift was not sure if insulin had been administered to the resident by other staff members that morning. Even so, the RN “continued to withdraw both insulins to be administered without checking with [the other staff member] first to substantiate whether the insulin was administered or not.”
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