Background Information on ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation Prosperity Oaks in Palm Beach Gardens
ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Prosperity Oaks), also referred to as Heartland Health Care Center – Prosperity Oaks, is a 120-bed nursing home located at 11375 Prosperity Farms Road in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The nursing home’s legal business name is Heartland – Prosperity Oaks of Palm Beach Gardens FL, LLC. At of the time of this post, Medicare has given this facility an overall rating of four out of five stars on their Care Compare website. Medicare bases their rating off the facility’s performance on health inspections, staffing reports, and quality care measures.
In February 2020, Heartland Health Care Center – Prosperity Oaks received a federal fine for $13,905 after receiving a serious health and safety citation. Furthermore, ProMedica Heartland Prosperity Oaks has been sued multiple times in the past for allegations of nursing home abuse and neglect.
Lawsuits Against ProMedica Heartland Prosperity Oaks for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations
The following lawsuits have been filed against Heartland Health Care Center in Palm Beach Gardens, also known as Heartland Prosperity Oaks.
Midlin E/O vs. ProMedica Prosperity Oaks
Allegations: The personal representative of the estate filed suit against ProMedica Heartland Prosperity Oaks following Ms. Midlin’s death. While residing in the facility, Ms. Midlin suffered preventable falls, the development and deterioration of bed sores, and the development of infections. Mr. Midlin alleges that as a direct result of the nursing home’s negligence, Ms. Midlin suffered a wrongful death.
Upshur, Joan vs. Heartland Health Care Center – Prosperity Oaks, Palm Beach Gardens
Allegations: Ms. Upshur was admitted to Heartland Health Care Center – Prosperity Oaks for the purpose of rehabilitation after a coronary artery bypass surgery. During a physical therapy session, Ms. Upshur’s surgical incisions opened. The nursing staff applied Steri-Strips to the site but failed to contact the surgeon about the incident. The facility then negligently discharged Ms. Upshur home without any wound care instructions. Ms. Upshur was sent to the hospital a week later following a visit at her physician’s office. Ms. Upshur suffered from an infection in surgical site as well as a fluid filled blister. She had to undergo IV antibiotics and surgical debridement of the wound with skin grafts.
Seedarnee, Ward vs. Heartland Health Care Center – Prosperity Oaks
Allegations: Ms. Seedarnee, Mr. Seedarnee’s Power of Attorney, filed suit against Heartland Health Care Center – Prosperity Oaks for nursing home negligence. During Mr. Seedarnee’s time at the facility, staff failed to prevent his development of skin breakdown and infection. As a result of his skin breakdown and infection, Mr. Seedarnee had to undergo an amputation.
Deficiencies at ProMedica Heartland Prosperity Oaks for Resident Care Violations
This inspection found that the facility failed to provide activities for bed-bound residents. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reports that activities support the physical, mental, and psychological well-being of each resident and encourages independence and interaction within the community.
During an interview with Resident #37, she stated that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) had slapped her on her behind. She had made a report of abuse to the Director of Nursing (DON), but it was not investigated. Record review shows that the DON failed to investigate Resident #37’s allegation of abuse, as well as failed to report the incident to protective services and law enforcement.
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