Summit at Venice complaints, concerns and violations of law in the public record
The state and local public records reveal Summit at Venice complaints, concerns and violations of law reported by citizens and observed by Florida investigators. My name is Jim Keim and I am a local assisted living abuse lawyer in Venice, Florida. I come into contact with people who, unfortunately, have had bad experiences with certain Florida assisted living facilities. As a Venice assisted living abuse lawyer, I review local assisted living facilities for complaints, lawsuits and violations of law. By educating the public about the track record of local assisted living facilities, perhaps consumers will be able to make more informed choices when it comes time to place a loved one into an assisted living facility for care. Summit at Venice is a for-profit 90 bed assisted living facility located at 200 Nassau Street North in Venice, Florida. This ALF is housed in a former hotel and historic landmark. Summit at Venice is part of a multi-state chain of assisted living facilities affiliated with “a company doing business as “Premier Senior Living.”
Florida state investigators find multiple serious violations of law during March, 2017 unannounced inspection of Summit at Venice assisted living facility
Summit at Venice complaints, concerns and violations of law observed and documented by Florida investigators included those that may pose a significant threat of harm to residents who depend on assisted living facility staff for assistance. During the 2017 visit, Florida investigators concluded that Summit at Venice was failing to provide adequate supervision of residents during meal times. As noted at the time of the complaint investigation at Summit of Venice: “Resident #1 was observed to choke while eating her noon meal on [date redacted] with no staff available to help. This resident has the potential to also suffer a fatal choking episode.” At least two residents were identified that day who needed help eating.
Lack of staff during meal times poses one of the most serious risks to residents of assisted living facilities and nursing homes in Florida: death by choking
Many elderly assisted living residents are at risk of choking. This is often due to complications from surgery, stroke and other medical factors. Dysphagia is the medical term for difficulty swallowing. Many elderly residents who suffer from dysphagia require a pureed or mechanically altered diet. If their food is not processed properly, or they are mistakenly given solid food, choking and death may quickly follow.
When an assisted living facility does not employ enough staff to supervise and assist residents, especially at meal times, emergencies can go undetected. Staff should be performing critical tasks during this time. They should make each resident’s diet order is being followed. Liquids may need to be thickened too. Staff should be properly trained monitor for residents who need assistance cutting their food to a safe bite size. They should observe residents for any signs of choking or distress.
Summit at Venice complaints were considered Class I violations of Florida law and deficiencies
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Hopefully, bringing these Summit at Venice complaints to light will help to inform consumers so that they have a greater awareness of safety issues that may arise in our local assisted living facilities and nursing homes. If you have questions about Summit at Venice or any other Florida assisted living facility or nursing home, please feel free to call me for a free, confidential consultation at (941) 485-7600. Florida assisted living facility abuse lawyer James Keim. Copyright James Keim 2017. All rights reserved.