Background Information on Harbor Beach Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Harbor Beach Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a for-profit nursing home located on 1615 Miami Road in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The facility has 59 beds and accepts multiple forms of insurance. Harbor Beach Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is run under the legal business name of 1615 Miami Road Operations LLC. Medicare has given this facility a rating of one out of five stars for deficiencies in quality of resident care, staffing levels, and health inspection reports. The facility received 14 health citations during their most recent health inspection in 2020. The average number of health citations given in Florida is 5.6. Furthermore, Harbor Beach Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has been cited for resident care deficiencies such as failing to prevent significant weight loss in high-risk patients, failing to prevent the elopement of residents, failing to provide adequate physical therapy, and failing to maintain a comfortable home-like environment for residents.
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Deficiencies at Harbor Beach Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for Resident Care Violations
An unannounced inspection at Harbor Beach Nursing and Rehabilitation Center found that the facility had failed to prevent an elopement from the building. Review of the resident’s medical records showed that the resident was cognitively impaired and suffered from moderate memory loss. The resident was not evaluated for elopement risk prior to her elopement. The night before her elopement, the resident began displaying exit behaviors such as asking to leave the facility multiple times. The resident’s exit behaviors were ignored by staff, and she successfully eloped from the building in the morning. The resident was not found by staff until twenty minutes after her elopement. The resident was found at a gas station on a busy road.
Upon inspection of a resident’s medical records and clinical notes, it was determined that the facility had failed to provide adequate nutrition to a resident to prevent significant weight loss. The resident was weighed in at 175lbs on 8/26/20. On 9/2/20, the resident weighed in at 150lbs. This shows a 14.29% severe weight loss within one week. The facility’s Registered Dietician was not notified of the resident’s weight loss.
Staff at Harbor Beach Nursing and Rehabilitation Center failed to properly use a Hoyer lift which resulted in a resident suffering an elbow fracture. During transfer from a chair to a bed, the resident’s elbow was hit against the bed’s side rail. The resident was sent to the nearby hospital for x-rays which confirmed the injury.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, medication error rates at nursing homes should not be greater than 5%. Based on observation and interview, it was determined that the medication error rate at Harbor Beach Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was 16%.
This inspection showed that the facility failed to prevent and treat an eye infection as well as prevent bed sores from developing on multiple residents. Two residents were observed as having bed sores forming on their skin. Clinical notes showed that preventative measures such as the placement of heel protectors and wound dressings were not implemented.
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*The above does not mean your loved one would be in harm at this facility. Each facility gets inspected often. Almost all facilities have deficiencies. Many face civil lawsuits. You should not make a facility placement decision based solely on the above information. Each case is different. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome or indicate an expected outcome on your particular case. The above prior lawsuit information is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice from an attorney. This individual case information above is publicly filed information gathered from the publicly filed complaint. This information and these cases are not the work of this law firm. The inspection results are provided from public government agency surveys. The state Department of Health conducts a survey of all nursing home facilities at least once every 15 months. The deficiencies listed on this page may have been corrected after the date of the inspection and date of publishing this material. Citations, ratings and deficiencies are current as of the date of this post and will change later on. The inspection findings published are not complete. You may find the most up to date information at medicare.gov. This material is not endorsed by the facility or by any governmental agency. Speak with an attorney immediately if you believe you have a viable case against a nursing home, assisted living facility or medical facility.