Harborchase of Venice Failure to Train Employees Confirmed by Interview with Administrator
Harborchase of Venice was inspected on February 27, 2019 by personnel with the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration. This was an unannounced biennial limited nursing services and emergency power plan monitoring survey performed by Florida officials. At the time of the inspection, investigators reviewed records and spoke with personnel employed at Harborchase of Venice. At this location, Harborchase operates a 45 bed skilled nursing facility in Venice at 950 Pinebrook Road. The inspection resulted in issuance of two Class III deficiencies against Harborchase of Venice. A deficiency is akin to a public reprimand for an assisted living facility’s failure to meet safety requirements under Florida law.
Harborchase of Venice Rates “Below Average” Among Nursing Homes
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rates local nursing homes under its Five Star Quality Rating System. As of May, 2019, the Harborchase of Venice nursing home is rated “below average” by the federal government. This includes and takes into consideration that Harborchase of Venice is rated as “below average” on staffing. This local nursing home possessed more healthcare deficiencies than other nursing homes based on statewide and national averages.
The investigators found that “the facility failed to ensure” that employees had the required training that they are supposed to have in order to perform their job duties in an assisted living facility in assisting residents, and that they failed to train employees on facility policies and procedures. The Harborchase of Venice failure to train employees was confirmed during an interview with the administrator and could have had an impact on the quality of care provided to residents.
Family of Deceased Resident files Lawsuit Against Harborchase of Venice One Month After Citation of Deficiency for Failing to Train Employees
A new lawsuit against Harborchase of Venice was recently filed on March 26, 2019 by the estate of a deceased resident of the assisted living facility portion of Harborchase of Venice. This lawsuit was filed around a month after the citation was issued as a result of the Harborchase of Venice failure to train employees. The resident’s estate and his surviving family are seeking damages for his wrongful death under state law. Florida law does permit the spouse and children of an assisted living facility abuse and neglect victims to bring claims for their pain and suffering and other losses and harms that result. This most recent complaint against Harborchase of Venice contains several counts which set forth allegations of negligence, violations of resident rights, and for the neglect, abuse and exploitation of the elderly.
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