Background Information on Regents Park of Jacksonville
Regents Park of Jacksonville is a 120-bed nursing home located at 8700 A C Skinner Parkway in Jacksonville, Florida. ISLF Deerwood Place Jacksonville, LLC is the facility’s legal name, but it is more commonly known as Regents Park of Jacksonville. The facility has been rated two out of five stars by Medicare. A nursing home’s overall rating is based on the performance of three sources: health inspections, staffing, and quality measures of resident care. Prior lawsuits have been filed against Regents Park of Jacksonville as well as inspection citations and deficiencies for violations in resident care. In August of 2020, the facility was fined $16,000 by the Agency of Health Care Administration (the fine amount was later changed to $22,000 in 2021) for failing to follow physician orders to transfer a resident to a hospital.
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Lawsuits Against Regents Park of Jacksonville for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations
The following lawsuits have been filed against Regents Park of Jacksonville:
Roerig, Nellene E/O vs. ISLF Deerwood Place Jacksonville, LLC
Allegations: Ms. Roerig was a resident at Regents Park of Jacksonville from September 28, 2018, until her death on October 21, 2018. William Roerig, the personal representative of the late Ms. Roerig, alleges the facility failed to provide Ms. Roerig with appropriate care and medical attention. Due to the staff’s negligence, Ms. Roerig developed bed sores which led to a subsequent infection of sepsis and Ms. Roerig’s untimely death.
Axelson, Shirley Mae E/O vs. ISLF Deerwood Place Jacksonville, LLC
Allegations: Ms. Axelson was a resident at Regents Park of Jacksonville from May 13, 2009, to May 26, 2009. On May 26, 2009, Ms. Axelson was discovered on the floor of her bedroom by a staff member. An investigation showed that no bed alarms were documented as being in use at the time of her fall. As a result of her fall, Ms. Axelson suffered a severe head injury. The nursing staff failed to document Ms. Axelson’s fall, nor did they notify the physician or the Ms. Axelson’s family. Ms. Axelson’s daughter and personal representative, Deborah Axelson-Chapin, alleges that the facility’s negligence resulted in her mother’s wrongful death.
Deficiencies at Regents Park of Jacksonville for Resident Care Violations
August 13, 2021 Inspection at Regents Park of Jacksonville
This inspection uncovered that the facility failed to ensure clinical staff knew how to respond to an unresponsive resident and provide basic life support. Two nurses at the facility found a resident unresponsive. The nurses failed to check the resident’s code status before beginning resuscitation attempts, failed to alert the emergency medical response team, and eventually stopped CPR. The resident consequently passed.
February 4, 2021 Inspection at Regents Park of Jacksonville
Based on interviews and record review, it was found that the facility failed to provide showers for a resident who was dependent on staff for assistance in daily activities. During an interview with the resident, he stated that he had not been given a shower in the past month. During an interview with the facility’s Director of Nursing, she reviewed the resident’s records and confirmed that he had not been given a shower in the past month. The resident was supposed to receive showers every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
July 22, 2020 Inspection at Regents Park of Jacksonville
Record reviews and staff interviews indicate that the facility failed to meet professional standards of quality care for a resident by failing to adequately assess the resident’s condition and transfer them to a higher level of care as directed by the physician. The facility delayed the resident’s hospital transfer for six hours, until she went into respiratory arrest. When the resident arrived at the hospital, hospital staff tried multiple times to resuscitate her, but it was too late.
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*The above does not mean your loved one would be in harm at this facility. Each facility gets inspected often. Almost all facilities have deficiencies. Many face civil lawsuits. You should not make a facility placement decision based solely on the above information. Each case is different. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome or indicate an expected outcome on your particular case. The above prior lawsuit information is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice from an attorney. This individual case information above is publicly filed information gathered from the publicly filed complaint. This information and these cases are not the work of this law firm. The inspection results are provided from public government agency surveys. The state Department of Health conducts a survey of all nursing home facilities at least once every 15 months. The deficiencies listed on this page may have been corrected after the date of the inspection and date of publishing this material. Citations, ratings and deficiencies are current as of the date of this post and will change later on. The inspection findings published are not complete. You may find the most up to date information at medicare.gov. This material is not endorsed by the facility or by any governmental agency. Speak with an attorney immediately if you believe you have a viable case against a nursing home, assisted living facility or medical facility.
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