Background Information on Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake
Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake is a 190-bed assisted living facility located 7460 Lake Breeze Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33919. Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake is owned by Emeritus Corporation and Brookdale Senior Living. There have been prior lawsuits against Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake as well as inspection citations and deficiencies for violations in resident care.
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Lawsuits Against Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake for Neglect Allegations
Sonstrom v. Emeritus Corporation; Brookdale Senior Living, Inc.; Emeritus at the Lakes n/k/a Brookdale Ft. Myers Cypress Lake
Allegations: This case involved allegations against Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake for failure to provide adequate care and supervision, and failure to provide adequate and appropriate medication administration, which exposed a resident to injury. The resident suffered from multiple falls, multiple UTI’s, pneumonia, and medication errors.
Norgard v. Emeritus Corporation and Emeritus at the Lakes
Allegations: This case involved allegations against Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake for failure to act reasonably in the care of a resident and failure to provide a safe environment. The resident suffered from multiple infections while at the facility, including bronchitis, pneumonia, and MRSA.
Fines Imposed Against Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake
Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake was fined on February 11, 2019, by the Agency for Health Care Administration for inadequate staffing levels, substandard living environments, and failure to ensure that all systems were maintained in good order. The facility was required to pay the Agency for Health Care Administration $3,000.00. Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress was also fined in February of 2017, by the Agency for Health Care Administration for failing to timely file an adverse incident report. For this violation, the facility was required to pay the Agency for Health Care Administration $500.00.
Deficiencies at Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake for Resident Care Violations
- A November 2, 2017, Inspection at Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake revealed the facility failed to ensure that a resident had a medical examination by a health care provider at least once within a three-year time period. There were no recent health assessments within the resident’s chart. Furthermore, the facility also failed to create a written grievance to address another resident’s complaints about the facility.
- A January 3, 2017, Inspection at Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake revealed the facility failed to provide a safe living environment that was free from any hazards to residents. Upon inspection, the facility had fall hazards, water leakage and stains from the ceiling, and black substances in the shower and on the floor.
- A November 1, 2016, Inspection at Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake revealed the facility failed to have adequate staff to meet the needs and demands of residents. The facility was cited for failure to provide a safe living environment.
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