June 21, 2013
Health regulators in Florida forced the permanent shutdown of a Miami nursing home after receiving a serious report of nursing home abuse and neglect.
According to reports, the San Martin De Porras nursing home located off of 15th Street in Miami, reportedly tied a resident to a wheelchair, forcing her to remain seated on a pressure sore for hours. The resident also suffers from dementia, diabetes, psychosis, and severe physical pain. Investigators determined that the resident was strapped down with belts around her legs and abdomen.
Records indicate that a victim with so many medical and cognitive problems should have never been in the San Martin De Porras facility to begin with. Someone with severe mental and physical problems needs the kind of care that San Martin was not equipped to provide.
The incident was reported back in 2012, but this month, a registered nurse who used to work at the facility testified that the victim was not receiving any medication for diabetes and seizures. In addition, her medical records were shredded.
The manager of the facility, Marcario Hualalai, admitted to his mistakes, but also stated that he had never had problems with any kind of complaints before in 12 years.
The facility has now been permanently closed and charged with a $20,000 fine.
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