Assisted living in Lauderhill may lose license after woman dies – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami / AP) – The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration has started a process to revoke an assisted living facility’s license in Lauderhill after a missing 69-year-old woman is found dead in a car in the parking lot.
Yvanne Moise left Victoria’s nursing home on September 18 and never returned, the South Florida SunSentinel reported.
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The state’s recent health care agency inspection found that the facility did not have a plan required by state law to deal with Moise’s “severe or persistent mental condition”. And he did not have updated versions of those plans for seven of his other 18 residents who were also considered “limited mental health residents,” the newspaper reported.
Moise did not sign when she left home on September 18. The report states that she repeatedly told a member of staff that she was leaving, and at 8:30 a.m. that morning she was nowhere to be found.
The report says an employee watched her exit the front door and enter the parking lot. Moise did not listen to the employee’s multiple attempts to make her stay.
The employee then went inside to call the facility administrator to report that Moise would not be coming back inside.
The employee told investigators she made no attempt to intervene or redirect Moise.
Moise was reported missing later that day.
Four days later, a mechanic found his body after noticing a foul odor coming from an SUV in the parking lot. Authorities said she got into the car and died.
According to the inspection report, the facility violated a section of Florida law that requires it to notify a licensed physician “when a resident shows signs of dementia or cognitive impairment or has a change of condition.” within 30 days after a staff member notices any signs. of the resident.
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If an underlying condition is detected, the facility is required to arrange necessary services for the resident with a health care provider, the newspaper reported.
The report found that the facility “failed to provide appropriate personal supervision of care” to Moise.
The facility administrator told health care agency inspectors that Moise should be monitored and should not have been left outside alone as she had recently been hospitalized and had a ” change of state”.
She was admitted to the home as a resident with limited mental health and diagnosed with a mental health problem.
Her case manager and doctor told inspectors Moise showed no signs of leaving the last time they saw her, according to the report.
In Florida, assisted living facilities with one or more mental health residents must have a copy of a community living support plan and a cooperative agreement with a mental health service provider for each resident. The plan is expected to be completed within 30 days of the resident’s admission to the home.
Moise lived there for two years and no plan had been put in place for his mental health issue, making it “difficult to determine the resident’s care and service needs,” the administrator told inspectors.
The owner of the property did not respond to requests for comment. And Moise’s daughter did not answer the newspaper’s call.
The home can appeal the health agency’s action to revoke the license and continue providing services “until a final order is issued,” the agency told the newspaper.
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