Multiple Negligence Allegations Against Brookdale New Port Richey
Situated north of Clearwater, the popular tourist destination famous for its beautiful beaches, Brookdale New Port Richey is a 242-bed assisted living facility owned by ESC-New Port Richey LLC since October 2010. The facility is located at 6400 Trouble Creek Rd., New Port Richy, Florida 34653-5248 and has been fined 6 times for a total of $2,100 since 2018.
The facility has also been subject to several lawsuits, a summary of which is provided below regarding the care provided to residents.
Eileen G. Smith, by and through Joyce Flynn, Attorney-in-Fact v. Emeritus Corporation; ESC New Port Richey, LLC
Allegations: The Complaint alleges that during the two months that Ms. Eileen G. Smith was a resident at the facility, previously named the Emeritus at La Casa Grande, the facility’s failure to monitor her resulted in infections and injuries. Ms. Smith allegedly developed a UTI which was positive for E. Coli, cellulitis, multiple falls that resulted in injuries including a skin tear to her left elbow and nose, a laceration to her left elbow, and an intracranial hemorrhage.
Bernadine Trent, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Elnora May Hoffman, Deceased v. Emeritus Corporation; ESC-New Port Richey LLC
Allegations: Ms. Elnora May Hoffman was a resident at this facility which allegedly failed to properly monitor her medication. According to the complaint, Ms. Hoffman overdosed on her medication, developed a retroperitoneal hematoma and died.
The Estate of Eleanor B. Terry, by and through Ronald D. Terry, Personal Representative v. Emeritus Corporation; ESC-New Port Richey, LLC
Allegations: According to the Complaint, Ms. Eleanor B. Terry was a resident at the facility where she received substandard care. The facility’s negligence resulted in Ms. Terry suffering several severe falls. Consequently, Ms. Terry suffered compression fractures to the T-12 vertebra. She also suffered multiple UTIs, skin tears to her lower left leg, forearm, and bruises to her legs, as well as malnutrition, dehydration, and hypokalemia. These injuries, the complaint alleges, aggravated pre-existing conditions and caused Ms. Terry’s death.
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In addition to the lawsuits above, the state Agency for Health Care Administration has cited Brookdale New Port Richey for a multitude of regulation violations. A summary of the most recent citations is provided below and shows how residents of Brookdale New Port Richey may be receiving negligent care.
Complaint Statement of Deficiencies dated 2/11/2020
A revisit survey was conducted on this date which showed that previously cited deficiencies had not been corrected. These uncorrected deficiencies were related to the employment of a consultant regarding corrective action to ensure compliance with medication procedures.
The surveyor observed that medication procedure was still not properly followed during this particular survey. Two residents were observed receiving pills or liquid dispensed in a cup by a staff member. The staff did not read the labels of the medications provided. In addition, medications scheduled to be dispensed at 8 a.m. were provided much later.
Complaint Statement of Deficiencies dated 12/23/2019
Medication procedure were not correctly observed as the medications were provided nearly 45 minutes late to one resident. The staff member stated that the resident had received her medication late as she had to be showered beforehand.
Complaint Statement of Deficiencies dated 10/4/2019
The surveyor noted that one resident’s record had no updated medical form as required. Although the health assessment should have been updated every three years, the facility had not ensured that it was timely updated.
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