Background Information on Ocoee Health Care Center, Now Known as West Orange Center for Nursing
Ocoee Health Care Center, now known as West Orange Center for Nursing and Healing is a for-profit, 120-bed nursing home in Orange County. The legal business name of the facility is Ocoee Health Facilities LP. Ocoee Health Care Center can be found at 1556 Maguire Road in Ocoee, Florida. As of this post, Medicare has given the Ocoee Health Care Center nursing home an overall rating of one out of five stars on their Care Compare site. This rating is based off the facility’s recent health inspections, staffing reports, and quality measures.
Ocoee Health Care Center has received three federal fines in the last three years, totaling $38,081. Nursing homes receive federal fines as penalties for failing to correct a serious health or fire safety citation. Furthermore, the facility has been sued multiple times in the past for allegations of nursing home negligence.
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Lawsuits Against Ocoee Health Care Center for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations
The following lawsuits have been filed against Ocoee Health Care Center:
Weaver, Mary Lou E/O vs. Ocoee Health Care Center
Allegations: Mary Lou Weaver’s children filed suit against Ocoee Health Care Center after the passing of their mother. While in the facility, Ms. Weaver suffered from the development of sepsis and respiratory failure. Ms. Weaver’s estate also alleges that the staff at Ocoee Health Care Center failed to timely transfer Ms. Weaver to the hospital.
Freed, Betty J. E/O vs. Ocoee Health Care Center
Allegations: Betty Freed’s children filed suit against the nursing home for the alleged wrongful death of their mother. Ms. Freed suffered an injury in the facility while being transferred from her wheelchair to bed. Ms. Freed was sent to the hospital after the incident and found with a laceration ranging from her shinbone to her ankle. The laceration exposed torn muscles and ligaments. Ms. Freed died from complications following the injury.
Deficiencies at Ocoee Health Care Center for Resident Care Violations
During a survey at the nursing home, it was discovered that the Human Resources (HR) Manager had hired multiple staff members without conducting mandatory background checks on the individuals.
Staff at Ocoee Health Care Center failed to prevent a cognitively impaired resident from eloping from the facility. Furthermore, staff failed to conduct a thorough search for the resident upon realizing he was gone. Police were able to locate the resident after a concerned citizen reported seeing him near a shopping center. According to the Department of Health & Human Services (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services), “While Resident #1 was out of the facility in the dark, unsupervised, there was a high likelihood he could have fallen, gotten lost or been hit by a car.”
Based on review of medical records and interviews, it was revealed that Ocoee Health Care Center failed to prevent a resident from developing a severe urinary tract infection (UTI) and bed sores on her bottom and heels.
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