Complaints, Lawsuits and State Inspections of Terraces of Lake Worth
Concerned about the care provided by the Terraces of Lake Worth nursing home? The State of Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration was. Located at 1711 6th Avenue South in Lake Worth, FL 33460, Terraces of Lake Worth is a 99 bed nursing home in Palm Beach County. The facility is for-profit and corporate owned. It has a 3 star rating on health inspections, staffing and quality measures as per Medicare.gov.
Deficiencies Cited by Government Investigators
An unnaounced state survey was completed of Terraces of Lake Worth nursing home on June 23, 2016. The government inspection revealed the following violations:
F-0309: Provide Necessary Care and Services to Maintain the Highest Well Being of Each Resident
A cognitively impaired resident was found to have not received the therapy ordered by her doctor. Additionally, the resident was seen without her splint on, which was required following a patient fall injury. On further examination, the inspectors found that Terraces of Lake Worth nurses charted that the resident had her splint on in the patient’s nursing home chart. When interviewing the responsible caretakers, state investigators were told conflicting explanations as to why the resident was not wearing her splint. There were additional medication administration mistakes noted by investigators.
F-0367: Ensure Therapeutic Diets are Followed
A resident was on a special diet which included no added salt and low concentration of sweets. Not all staff were made aware of the specific dietary requirements of this resident.
F: 0154: Keep Accurate Records for Each Resident in the Terraces of Lake Worth Nursing Home
Florida and Federal law requires accurate record keeping in Medicare and Medicaid funded nursing homes. Numerous inconsistencies were found in various residents’ charts, violating this F-tag.
Lawsuit Against Terraces of Lake Worth?
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