Background Information on Westminster Communities of Florida, a Large Florida Nursing Home Operator
Founded in 1954, Westminster Communities of Florida is an organization offering assisted living, nursing care, and independent living services in facilities throughout Florida. Westminster Communities of Florida’s legal business name is Presbyterian Retirement Communities, Inc. The organization has ten senior care facilities in Florida, which are located in Bradenton, Jacksonville, Orlando, St. Augustine, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, and Winter Park. Presbyterian Retirement Communities, Inc.’s main office can be located at 80 W. Lucerne Cir. In Orlando, Florida.
Several of Westminster Communities of Florida’s continuing care facilities have been sued in the past for abuse or neglect allegations. Furthermore, many of the facilities have been cited by the Agency for Health Care Administration for deficiencies in resident care.
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Recognizing the ‘Red Flags’ of Nursing Home Neglect
Bed sores, broken bones, falls, and untreated infection should not be the outcome of a nursing home residency. Below are some of the more common injuries that result in nursing home negligence litigation.
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Publicly Available Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuits* and Survey Citations* Against Westminster Nursing Homes
Westminster Manor Lawsuits for Negligence
Located at 1700 21st Ave West in Bradenton, FL 34205, Wesminster Manor is a large multi-level care facility that offers independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation therapy.
Lawsuits Against Westminster Manor for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations
The following lawsuits have been filed against Westminster Manor:
Trott, Alice E/O vs. Westminster Manor
Allegations: The estate of Alice Trott filed a lawsuit against Westminster Manor after Ms. Trott allegedly suffered injuries in the facility which led to her death.
Ramsey, Marlies E/O vs. Westminster Manor
Allegations: Ramsey suffered multiple falls while residing in Westminster Manor. These falls resulted in injuries such as a left hip fracture, facial lacerations, contusions, hematomas, and more. Stephanie Hunt, the daughter of Ramsey, filed suit against the facility alleging that her parent suffered a wrongful death.
Deficiencies at Westminster Manor for Resident Care Violations
Based on interviews and observations, the facility failed to ensure that call lights were within reach of two residents. One resident’s call bell was found approximately six feet away from the resident. The purpose of call lights is to allow residents to call staff for assistance when needed.
This inspection revealed that staff failed to obtain a urine culture ordered by Westminster Manor’s physician for over six days, despite the resident’s continuous decline in mental status and physical wellbeing. Record review shows that the resident was rushed to the hospital for evaluation after not receiving any treatment for a urinary tract infection at the facility.
Westminster Point Pleasant Lawsuits for Neglect and Injury
Located at 1533 4th Ave West in Bradenton, FL 34205, Westminster Point Pleasant is a long term care facility operated by Westminster Communities of Florida. It has faced civil lawsuits and state citations in the past.
Lawsuits Against Westminster Point Pleasant for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations
The following lawsuits have been filed against Westminster Point Pleasant:
Kloiber, Ronald F. E/O vs. Westminster Point Pleasant
Allegations: While a resident at the facility, Mr. Kloiber suffered from numerous falls, malnutrition, urinary tract infections, a hematoma on the back of his head, multiple skin tears, and a head contusion. As a result of his injuries and the aggravation of a previously existing condition, Mr. Kloiber passed away.
Lundquist, Shirley M. E/O vs. Westminster Point Pleasant
Allegations: Due to Westminster Point Pleasant’s negligence, Ms. Lundquist suffered from multiple urinary tract infections, sepsis, c. Diff, canker sores, a sacral bed sore, acute kidney injury, and severe malnutrition. The estate of Ms. Lundquist filed suit against the facility for her alleged wrongful death.
Deficiencies at Westminster Point Pleasant for Resident Care Violations
Based on record review, it was determined that nurses administered incorrect medication dosages to a resident. The resident was recently transferred to Westminster Point Pleasant, and upon the resident’s admittance, staff failed to confirm a current medication list.
This inspection revealed that nurses failed to provide respiratory care in accordance with professional standards of practice for two residents that were interviewed. Nurses failed to perform post and pre lung assessments before and after nebulizer treatments. Furthermore, the equipment used for respiratory care was not cleaned before use on another patient.
Citations Against Westminster Woods on Julington Creek
Westminster Woods is located at 25 State Road 13 in Jacksonville, FL 32259. There have been no filed lawsuits against Westminster Woods currently, however, the facility has been cited by AHCA.
Deficiencies at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek for Resident Care Violations
This inspection revealed that the facility failed to implement appropriate interventions and provide adequate supervision to prevent one resident from suffering a fall and subsequent injury. The resident was found on the floor of her room with a skin tear and hematoma to the right eye. Upon transferring the resident to the hospital, it was determined that the resident had suffered a neck fracture due to the fall. Upon return to Westminster Woods on Julington Creek, fall prevention methods were still not implemented.
During an unannounced Fire & Life Safety inspection, surveyors determined that the facility had failed to maintain their fire alarm system. Fire alarm systems are required to be maintained in the event of a fire to allow emergency egress.
Westminster Towers Lawsuits for Injury and Wrongful Death
Located at 70 W Lucerne Circle in Orlando, FL 32801, Westminster Towers is a large skilled nursing facility in Central Florida.
Lawsuits Against Westminster Towers for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations
The following lawsuits have been filed against Westminster Towers:
Carnahan, Donald E/O vs. Westminster Towers
Allegations: Deborah Wood, the personal representative of the estate of Mr. Carnahan, filed a lawsuit against Westminster Towers after his death. Ms. Wood alleges that during his time at the nursing home, Mr. Carnahan suffered preventable falls. One such fall caused Mr. Carnahan to suffer from a brain bleed. His cause of death was ruled to be a blunt force head injury.
Thomas, Gladys E/O vs. Westminster Towers
Allegations: While a resident of Westminster Towers, Ms. Thomas suffered a preventable fall, which resulted in a fractured femur and spinal fracture. Ms. Thomas was hospitalized and underwent surgery for her injuries, but ultimately passed. Her manner of death was ruled as an accident, with the cause of death being the injuries she sustained from the fall.
Deficiencies at Westminster Towers for Resident Care Violations
Based on observation and interview, it was determined that the facility’s staff failed to provide nail care for a resident assessed as being dependent on staff for personal hygiene. The resident was observed with long and jagged fingernails, with a dark substance underneath the thumbnail.
Westminster Towers failed to prevent a resident from suffering from abuse and failed to complete a thorough investigation of the allegations. During an inspection at the nursing home, the resident was observed with multiple large bruises on her arms and a skin tear on her left hand. When the resident’s spouse was interviewed, it was revealed that the resident had fallen onto the floor while being rolled in bed by a certified nursing assistant (CNA).
Westminster Palms Deficiencies by the Agency for Healthcare Administration
Westminster Palms has not been sued in a civil lawsuit, but the facility, located at 830 North Shore Dr. NE in St. Petersburg, FL 33701, has been cited by AHCA.
Deficiencies at Westminster Palms for Resident Care Violations
During an inspection at Westminster Palms, a resident was observed telling a nurse that “the life is leaving my body.” The nurse then checked the resident’s vital signs and confirmed that her heart rate was 56, which was an abnormal reading. The abnormal reading was not added to the resident’s clinical record. The Director of Nursing (DON) confirmed with surveyors that abnormalities are required to be documented in residents’ records.
Based on record review and interview, it was determined that the facility failed to prevent a resident from suffering a fall out of bed. The resident was found on the floor in her room, expressing pain in her left hip.
Westminster St. Augustine Legal Issues
Located at 230 Towerview Drive in St. Augustine, FL 32092, Westminster St. Augustine has not been sued in a wrongful death lawsuit. Below are citations issued against Westminster St. Augustine.
Deficiencies at Westminster St. Augustine for Resident Care Violations
Based on clinical record review, it was determined that the facility failed to maintain a medication error rate of 5 percent or less. Westminster St. Augustine’s medication error rate was observed to be 16 percent and involved three out of three residents observed during medication administration.
Nursing staff at the facility failed to appropriately assess and follow up with a resident’s physician after three instances in which the resident complained of abdominal pain. The resident also complained that his catheter was not draining any urine. The resident was eventually sent to the hospital via an ambulance and diagnosed with an obstruction of his catheter and a severe urinary tract infection (UTI).
Westminster Suncoast Deficiencies for Poor Resident Care
Westminster Suncoast is a Florida nursing home located at 1095 Pinellas Point Dr. S. in St. Petersburg, FL 33705.
Deficiencies at Westminster Suncoast for Resident Care Violations
During a complaint inspection in April 2022, it was determined that the facility had failed to report an allegation of abuse within 24 hours to state services. The allegation involved a resident being treated roughly by a certified nursing assistant (CNA).
Staff at Westminster Suncoast failed to follow physician orders regarding not completing an ordered urinalysis for a resident exhibiting urinary tract infection (UTI) symptoms. The resident’s medical record showed that a urine sample had been taken, but never tested. A follow-up interview with the Director of Nursing (DON) confirmed that the ordered lab work was never completed.
Westminster Oaks Lawsuits for Negligence and Wrongful Death
Wesminster Oaks is a large nursing home, located at 4449 Meandering Way in Tallahassee, FL 32308.
Lawsuit Against Westminster Oaks for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations
The following lawsuit has been filed against Westminster Oaks:
Poppell, Elbert E/O vs. Westminster Oaks
Allegations: While under the care of Westminster Oaks, Mr. Poppell was hospitalized multiple times for preventable falls and infections. During his last hospital visit before passing away, he was diagnosed and treated for dehydration, a urinary tract infection, aspiration pneumonia, sepsis, and a stage two bed sore on his right hip.
Deficiencies at Westminster Oaks for Resident Care Violations
Westminster Oaks failed to prevent the elopements of two residents known to be wander risks. Resident #1 exited the facility and walked to the nearby assisted living facility. She entered the building and asked the receptionist to call her a cab. The receptionist was able to call Westminster Oaks and report the resident. Another incident occurred when Resident #2 exited the facility, walked across the road, and walked 250 yards away from Westminster Oaks to the surrounding neighborhood’s pool house. Neither resident was injured during the elopements but were in danger of serious injury or death.
An interview conducted with a resident and her daughter revealed that the resident had suffered a bruise and skin tear on her left arm due to a staff member treating her roughly. The staff member was removed from the resident’s care, however, the facility failed to report the allegation of abuse to the administrator, state agency, adult protective services, and all other required agencies. The facility’s policy titled Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation states that staff must report alleged violations to all required agencies within two hours after the allegation is made.
Westminster Winter Park Lawsuit for Injury and Wrongful Death
Westminster Winter Park is a multi-level care facility located at 1111 S. Lakemont Ave. in Winter Park, FL 32792.
Lawsuits Against Westminster Winter Park for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations
The following lawsuits have been filed against Westminster Winter Park:
Farabee, Hilda E/O vs. Westminster Winter Park
Allegations: The personal representative of the estate of Ms. Farabee, Lisa Farabee-Hart, filed a nursing home negligence lawsuit against Westminster Winter Park after her mother passed away. Ms. Farabee-Hart alleges that due to the facility’s negligence, her mother suffered bodily injury, hospitalization, the aggravation of a previously existing medical condition, and ultimately, death.
Cardoza, Gara A. E/O vs. Westminster Winter Park
Allegations: During her residency at the facility, Ms. Cardoza developed a urinary tract infection (UTI) and suffered from bouts of disorientation due to the severity of the infection. As a result of her disorientation, she suffered multiple falls. She was not evaluated for injuries after the falls. Ms. Cardoza’s family members had to urge staff at the facility to perform x-rays to check for injuries. The x-rays showed that Ms. Cardoza had suffered a fractured hip because of the falls.
Deficiencies at Westminster Winter Park for Resident Care Violations
This inspection occurred as a follow-up to a complaint inspection that occurred a few months prior. At the time of this inspection, the facility had still not corrected the previously cited deficiency in resident care. The facility’s staff failed to follow doctor’s orders concerning a diabetic patient. Staff failed to check the resident’s blood sugar after meals and failed to inject insulin into the resident before meals.
Based on record review and interview, it was determined that the facility failed to document a resident’s pressure ulcer in their records.
Westminster Baldwin Park Survey Violations
Westminster Baldwin Park is an Orlando nursing home located at 2645 Lake Baldwin Ln. in Orlando, FL 32814. The Westminster Baldwin Park has not been named in any lawsuits for damages, however, it has been cited by the state of Florida.
Deficiencies at Westminster Baldwin Park for Resident Care Violations
Based on interview, record review, and observation, surveyors determined that the facility’s staff failed to notify a resident’s physician to changes in the resident’s condition. The resident developed a red area covering the circumference of their lower leg. This change in condition was not relayed to the facility’s physician nor the Director of Nursing (DON).
Westminster Baldwin Park failed to create a care plan for a resident with dementia. Upon an interview with the Director of Nursing (DON), she confirmed that the resident should have had a care plan in place for dementia care and medication.
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