Providing 114 beds, Savannah Court of the Palm Beaches is located at 2090 N. Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 and offers nursing care, personalized services such as physical therapy and memory care.
The facility states on its website that it strives to “offer a full spectrum of services that will enable your loved one to live safely, while always promoting independence and dignity.”
The large West Palm Beach assisted living facility is owned/licensed to Senior Living Properties V, LLC, managed by SLM Services, LLC (Senior Living Management Corporation) and has been cited six times since a change of ownership occurred in 2005.
Lawsuits vs. Savannah Court of the Palm Beaches for Negligence and Wrongful Death
There have been several lawsuits filed against the owner of Savannah Court of the Palm Beaches; the three most recent lawsuits alleging nursing home negligence are listed below:
Julia Adams as Personal Representative of the Estate of Anna Compton v. Senior Living Properties, V, LLC d/b/a Savannah Court of the Palm Beaches
Allegations: In the complaint, the plaintiff alleged that Ms. Anna Compton suffered from dementia while she was in the Savannah Court of the Palm Beaches’ care. While a resident at the facility, Ms. Compton suffered a fall in January 2018. In April 2018, Ms. Compton allegedly walked into another resident’s room and was physically beaten by another resident around her face and neck. For three weeks following that incident, Ms. Compton did not eat or drink and was eventually hospitalized where she was diagnosed with severe sepsis, UTI, hyperatremia, and dehydration. Ms. Compton consequently died; a contributing cause of death was “anorexia with dehydration following blunt injuries, and [the Medical Examiner] ruled the manner of death to be homicide.”
Dolly Davis as Personal Respresentative of the Estate of Dolly Mallan v. Michael Desalvo and Senior Living Properties V, LLC d/b/a Savannah Court of the Palm Beaches
Allegations: Ms. Dolly Mallan was a 90 year old resident of Savannah Court of the Palm Beaches when Hurricane Irma was scheduled to make landfall in Florida. She resided on the second floor of the facility. According to the complaint, Ms. Mallan’s son was told that the facility was prepared for the hurricane. When Hurricane Irma made landfall on September 10, 2017, the facility lost power and had no backup generators. Two days later, Ms. Mallan’s son was contacted and told that his mother had been transferred to a hospital due to dehydration and overheating. She died as a result. Police later visited the facility and found residents were overheating; however, the administrator argued with police instead of helping the resident. The administrator eventually accepted the loan of several emergency power generators from the police department, which had also been offered the day before.
The Estate of Ruth C. Winslow, by and through Alan B. Winslow, Personal Representative v. Senior Living Investors I, LLC; Senior Living Properties V, LLC
Allegations: While Ms. Ruth C. Winslow was a resident at Savannah Court of the Palm Beaches, the complaint alleges that the staff and facility failed to properly monitor Ms. Winslow which led to her suffering multiple falls that resulted in “skin tears to [the] right lower leg and right elbow; a kin tear to [the] right lower leg, [a] red sacrum, and a left hip decubitus ulcer with necrosis.” According to the complaint, the injuries sustained by Ms. Winslow eventually led to her death in May 2013.
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State of Florida Survey and Inspections Results at Savannah Court of the Palm Beaches Memory Care and Assisted Living Facility
The Agency for Health Care Administration (“AHCA”) conducts periodic, unannounced facility inspections to ensure that facilities are complying with State of Florida regulations. These results are public information. Some of Savannah Court’s prior inspections revealed no deficiencies while some resulting in citations.
Recently, AHCA has cited Savannah Court of the Palm Beaches for the following:
Complaint Regarding Deficiencies Dated 8/13/2019
In an unannounced survey conducted on August 13, 2019 pursuant to a complaint, the AHCA surveyor found that the meals served at the facility did not comply with requisite dietary standards. The residents reported the food was always served cold and there was little variety. They also stated the food did not taste good and quality of food was also poor.
Complaint Regarding Deficiencies Dated 7/1/2019
During a July 1, 2019 survey, AHCA found that the facility failed to honor resident’s rights by providing a safe living environment and the ability to state grievances. The survey found that two residents had had altercations with each other, with one resident calling the other names and shoved his walker into her wheelchair. The facility had not adequately resolved the grievance brought by one of the residents against the other and her allegations that that resident was being confrontational with other residents.
Complaint Regarding Deficiencies Dated 12/18/2018
At this December 2018 inspection, AHCA found that the facility did not properly complete the Medical Observation Record at the time medications were given to residents. For example, with regard to one resident, although two separate pills were given to the resident, the Medical Observation Record did not have two spaces to record each separate pill. In another instance, the surveyor found that the facility failed to document whether a resident had received 200 pills allegedly distributed to that resident, or if that the medication had been discarded.
Case against Savannah Court of the Palm Beaches for Assisted Living Facility Negligence?
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