Background Information on ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Zephyrhills
ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation (Zephyrhills), formerly known as Heartland of Zephyrhills, is a 120-bed nursing home in Pasco County, Florida. In 2018, ProMedica, a non-profit healthcare system, acquired HCR Manor Care, Heartland, and Arden Courts.
ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation (Zephyrhills) is located at 38220 Henry Drive in Zephyrhills, Florida. At the time of this post, Medicare has given the facility an overall rating of two out of five stars. This rating is based on the facility’s performance with health inspections, staffing reports, and quality measures. Medicare has given the facility a one out of five-star rating in the health inspection category. This is because ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation (Zephyrhills) received 15 health citations during their most recent standard health inspection and last 12 months of complaint and infection control infections. Medicare reports that the average number of health citations in Florida during the same period is 5.6.
Furthermore, ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation (Zephyrhills) has received six federal fines in the last three years totaling more than $40k. Nursing homes receive federal fines when they receive a serious health or fire safety citation or fail to correct a citation for a long period of time. The facility also received one payment denial by Medicare in August 2021. ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation (Zephyrhills) has been sued in the past for nursing home abuse and neglect allegations. The facility has also been cited numerous times by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) for deficiencies in resident care.
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Lawsuit Against ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Zephyrhills for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations
The following lawsuit has been filed against ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation (Zephyrhills):
Lamb, Kenneth E/O vs. ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation (Zephyrhills)
Allegations: The estate of Mr. Lamb filed a lawsuit against ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation (Zephyrhills) after his untimely passing. While in the facility for rehabilitation, Mr. Lamb developed a stage four sacral bed sore that became infected. Mr. Lamb suffered through multiple procedures and operations on the wound before ultimately passing away.
Deficiencies at ProMedica Zephyrhills Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation for Resident Care Violations
This inspection revealed that nursing staff failed to document changes in wound size for several residents with bed sores.
Based on observation and record review, the facility failed to prevent a resident from losing a significant amount of weight. Resident #37 lost 11.2% of their body weight in thirty days, and 17% of their body weight in ninety days. The facility’s registered dietician had ordered and prescribed ProSource to the resident, but nursing staff were unable to locate the order for a long period of time.
During this inspection at the facility, surveyors witnessed nursing staff providing wound care to several residents without following proper wound care procedures. Nursing staff failed to prevent the contamination of wounds by not following proper hand washing protocols and not storing equipment properly when not in use.
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