Complaints, Lawsuits and State Inspections of Terraces of Lake Worth
Concerned about the care provided by the Terraces of Lake Worth nursing home? The State of Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration has cited the facility. Additionally, there have been numerous civil lawsuits against Terraces of Lake Worth alleging nursing home abuse and neglect. Some of these Terraces at Lake Worth lawsuits allege wrongful death damages.
Located at 1711 6th Avenue South in Lake Worth, FL 33460, Terraces of Lake Worth is a 99 bed nursing home in Palm Beach County. The facility is for-profit and corporate owned. The legal licensee is Terraces Facility Inc. It currently has a 4 star rating on health inspections, staffing and quality measures as per Medicare.gov.
Lawsuits vs. Terraces of Lake Worth
Estate of Sherman vs. Terraces of Lake Worth*
This Complaint alleges a failure to turn and reposition Ms. Sherman, resulting in bed sores, a failure to provide Ms. Sherman adequate nutrition and hydration, all of which allegedly resulted in her passing. The lawsuit against Terrace of Lake Worth, alleging nursing home negligence, was filed by Ms. Sherman’s survivors, by and through her estate.
Deficiencies Cited by Government Investigators
An unannounced state survey was completed of Terraces of Lake Worth nursing home on June 23, 2016. The government inspection revealed the following violations:
F-0309: Provide Necessary Care and Services to Maintain the Highest Well Being of Each Resident
A cognitively impaired resident was found to have not received the therapy ordered by her doctor. Additionally, the resident was seen without her splint on, which was required following a patient fall injury. On further examination, the inspectors found that Terraces of Lake Worth nurses charted that the resident had her splint on in the patient’s nursing home chart. When interviewing the responsible caretakers, state investigators were told conflicting explanations as to why the resident was not wearing her splint. There were additional medication administration mistakes noted by investigators.
F-0367: Ensure Therapeutic Diets are Followed
A resident was on a special diet which included no added salt and low concentration of sweets. Not all staff were made aware of the specific dietary requirements of this resident.
F: 0154: Keep Accurate Records for Each Resident in the Terraces of Lake Worth Nursing Home
Florida and Federal law requires accurate record keeping in Medicare and Medicaid funded nursing homes. Numerous inconsistencies were found in various residents’ charts, violating this F-tag.
Since the previous 2016 inspection, Terraces of Lake Worth has been inspected by AHCA, resulting in 10 citations in 2017, numerous safety violations in 2018 as well as resident safety deficiencies in 2018. As of March 19, 2019, the facility has not been inspected in 2019.
Lawsuit Against Terraces of Lake Worth?
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