Heartland of Boynton Beach Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits and Citations

Lawsuits vs Heartland Health Care Center Boynton Beach

Background Information on Heartland Health Care Center – Boynton Beach

Heartland Health Care Center – Boynton Beach, also known as ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation (Boynton Beach) is a 120-bed nursing home in Palm Beach County. The facility can be found at 3600 Old Boynton Road in Boynton Beach, Florida. Heartland Health Care Center – Boynton Beach is legally known as Heartland of Boynton Beach, FL, LLC. In 2018, ProMedica, a non-profit healthcare system, became the parent company of HCR ManorCare, Heartland, and Arden Courts.

As of this post, Medicare has given Heartland Health Care Center – Boynton Beach a rating of four out of five stars based on the nursing home’s performance with health inspections, staffing, and quality measures. Despite the facility’s “above-average” rating on Medicare’s Care Compare site.

Heartland Health Care Center has been sued in the past for nursing home abuse and neglect allegations. Furthermore, the nursing home has received multiple violations for deficiencies in resident care during inspections from the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).

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Lawsuits Against Heartland Health Care Center – Boynton Beach for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations

The following lawsuits has been filed against Heartland Health Care Center of Boynton Beach:

Scrittorale, Mary E/O vs. Heartland Health Care Center – Boynton Beach

Allegations: Ms. Scrittorale was a resident of Heartland Health Care Center – Boynton Beach. During her time there, she suffered the development and deterioration of bed sores, the development of respiratory failure, and dehydration. Ms. Scrittorale’s surviving sons filed suit against the nursing home for the facility’s failure to properly care for their mother.

Thenen, Kenneth C. E/O vs. Heartland Health Care Center Boynton Beach

Allegations: Mr. Thenen’s surviving spouse, Mrs. Thenen, filed suit against Heartland Health Care Center – Boynton Beach after the facility failed to prevent Mr. Thenen from suffering falls and unexplained injuries.

Dacres, Michael E/O vs. Heartland Boynton Beach

Allegations: During Mr. Dacres’ residency at the facility, he suffered from preventable falls, unexplained injuries, and the development of aspiration pneumonia. Mr. Dacres’ children filed suit against the nursing home after their father passed away.

Williams, Donald A. E/O vs. Heartland Health Care Center of Boynton Beach

Allegations: The estate of Mr. Williams’ filed a lawsuit against Heartland Health Care Center – Boynton Beach after he suffered from the development of aspiration pneumonia and died.

Deficiencies at Heartland Health Care Center – Boynton Beach for Resident Care Violations

June 17, 2021, Inspection at Heartland Health Care Center – Boynton Beach

Based on observation and record review, it was determined that the facility failed to provide privacy and maintain dignity for an actively dying resident. Resident #58 resided in a room with another resident, Resident #10. There were not privacy curtains in between their beds. Resident #10 witnessed the death of Resident #58 and was with the body for two hours before it was removed from the room.

October 3, 2019, Inspection at Heartland Health Care Center – Boynton Beach

Based on interview and record review, surveyors determined that the facility failed to have a definitive Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order for five out of six sampled residents.

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Disclaimer

*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. 

 

 

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