Lawsuits, Deficiencies and Citations at The Residence at Timber Pines
The Residence at Timber Pines is a 255-bed assisted living facility. The facility has been owned by Millennium Ventures Limited Partnership, LLP since June 2000 and, like most assisted living facilities, promises to provide varying levels of care so that residents can “transition from independent life to a more supportive environment.” The Residence at Timber Pines is located at 3140 Forest Road, Spring Hill, Florida 34606.
The Residence a Timber Pines facility has faced prior lawsuits, discussed below, and received one recent fine for $2,000 from the Agency for Health Care Administration. The fine related to two incidents that posed a danger to residents. The first incident involved a resident who was at a high risk of “wandering.” That resident was able to leave the memory unit and return to his family’s residence nearby, without the facility noticing, which is also known as elopement. The other incident involved the observation of a resident using a motorized wheelchair on the patio of the facility. She came very close to the edge of the swimming pool as there was no barrier around it. This too was considered an unsafe condition.
Moreover, lawsuits alleging negligent care have been filed against The Residence at Timber Pines. A summary of the most recent lawsuits filed against the facility is provided below.
Estate of Shirley J. Gaddis, by and through Paula Fitch, personal representative v. Millennium Ventures Limited Partnership, LLP d/b/a The Residence at Timber Pines
Allegations: Ms. Shirley J. Gaddis was admitted as a resident to The Residence at Timber Pines on August 1, 2017. The Complaint alleges that Ms. Gaddis was at a high risk of falls because she needed the assistance of a walker. However, despite the facility’s alleged knowledge of Ms. Gaddis’ fall risk, she suffered a significant fall while a resident at The Residence at Timber Pines which resulted in a fractured right femur and right humerus. The Complaint goes on to allege that Ms. Gaddis passed away in November 2017 due to complications from her injuries caused by that fall.
Gloria J. Sudler, by and through Robert Sudler, Attorney-in-Fact v. Millennium Ventures Limited Partnership LLP d/b/a The Residence at Timber Pines
Allegations: Ms. Glordia J. Sudler was a resident at The Residence at Timber Pines for approximately a month. According to the Complaint, Ms. Sudler was known by the facility to be at a high risk of falls, suffered from dementia, and needed “consistent” redirection. While at The Residence at Timber Pines, Ms. Sudler suffered a fall and she fractured her hip. The injury allegedly resulted in additional medical costs and loss of the ability to enjoy life, among others.
The Estate of Robert W. Anderson, by and through Katherine Goulet, personal representative v. Millennium Ventures Limited Partnership LLP d/b/a The Residence at Timber Pines
Allegations: Mr. Robert W. Anderson was admitted to The Residence at Timber Pines when he suffered a fall that resulted in a bilateral hip fractures. As a result of the injuries from the fall, Mr. Anderson allegedly died.
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In addition to the lawsuits filed above, The Residence at Timber Pines has been cited for several state regulation deficiencies. These reports show that the residents at this particular assisted living facility may be at risk for suffering negligent or abusive care. A summary of three deficiency reports is provided below.
Standard Statement of Deficiencies dated 11/30/2017
The facility was cited for a deficiency related to providing a safe living environment. The deficiency was due to several large, brown circles that were observed on the ceiling in several areas around the facility. An interview with the Maintenance Director confirmed that the brown stains were a result of water leaking from the upper floors.
Standard Statement of Deficiencies dated 4/20/2016
A review of the list of employees on the Background Screening Clearinghouse showed that no employees were listed for The Residence at Timber Pines. When questioned, both the Executive Director and the Director of Human Resources stated that the corporate office handled that matter. Fifteen minutes later, the Background Screening Clearinghouse showed the facility’s employees listed under Palm Gardens Assisted Living Facility. The employees were later properly listed under The Residence at Timber Pines but did not include two employees.
Complaint Statement of Deficiencies dated 10/14/2014
During an inspection conducted pursuant to a complaint, the surveyor found that a resident’s record was missing several pages and was incomplete. The pages that were missing or incomplete related to medications, the type of assistance needed for administration of medication, physical limitations and behavioral information. The Director of Nursing stated that the Health Assessment form with the missing pages was the most recent, updated Health Assessment. The Director of Nursing stated that the rehab doctor had filled out the form after the resident fractured her hip and that it should have been filled out before it was filed in the resident’s medical record.
Lack of Records and Safety Measures at The Residence of Timber Pines
The Residence at Timber Pines has past citations regarding resident records, ensuring the facility is clean and safe, and ensuring that staff members are properly listed on the Background Screening Clearinghouse. From the lawsuits filed against the facility, it also appears that The Residence at Timber Pines has been accused of failing to supervise its residents, which have resulted in falls and injuries. Thus, it is imperative that residents at The Residence at Timber Pines and/or their loved ones watch for signs of negligent and/or abusive care, as negligence or abuse can result in serious injuries or even death.
Please do not hesitate to contact Senior Justice Law Firm regarding any signs of neglect and/or abuse at The Residence at Timber Pines. Our team of attorneys who focus on nursing home and assisted living facility abuse and/or neglect may be able to help you with your case.
If you or a loved one suffered abuse or negligent care at The Residence of Timber Pines, call Senior Justice Law Firm today at 813-616-5999.
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