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Bay Pointe Nursing Pavilion Nursing Center
Do you believe that your loved one is being neglected, abused, or mistreated while living in a Pinellas County nursing facility? Are you concerned that the harm they experience is occurring at the hands of caregivers or other residents? Contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal help.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive an adequate monetary recovery for your damages. We use the law to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally accountable. Let us begin working on your case today.Bay Pointe Nursing Pavilion Nursing Center
This center is a 120-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Saint Petersburg and Pinellas County, Florida. The "non-profit" long-term care home is located at:
4201 31st Street S
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33712
Bay Pointe Nursing Pavilion Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Bay Pointe Nursing Pavilion Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services involving rehabilitation programs, post-acute services, restorative care, respite care, and palliative care.
Fined $172,644 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The federal government, through nursing home regulatory agencies, can impose fines or deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility with severe violations of rules and regulations. Typically, hefty fines are levied against the nursing home when the most egregious violations have occurred that harmed or could harm a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Bay Pointe Nursing Pavilion Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $164,782 fine on April 24, 2019, and a $7,862 fine on March 17, 2017, for a total of $172,644.
The nursing home received twenty-eight complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Florida Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationSaint Petersburg Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and the Florida Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date December 2, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure the use of the least restrictive restraints alternative for the least amount of time-related to releasing a waist restraint during meals.”
The state investigators observed the resident “in the restorative dining room eating lunch with other residents and staff in attendance. [The resident] was sitting in her wheelchair, at a table, eating lunch.”
The surveyor saw a seatbelt clasped around the resident’s waist. Twenty minutes later, the resident was still eating lunch while sitting back and tugging on the seat belt. The resident was able to pull it away from her waist. The aides that were seated at the same table “did not assist [the resident] in adjusting the belt or releasing the belt. [The resident] went back to eating her lunch.”
Fifteen minutes later, the resident was seen in the restorative dining room, still eating lunch with other staff members and residents. The surveyors asked one aide about the resident’s waist restraint. At that time, the aide went to the resident, released the belt, and “agreed it was to be released at meals.”
The aide confirmed to the surveyors that “[the resident] was not able to release the belt on her own.” The facility MDS (Minimum Data Set) Coordinator stated that “the therapy department reviewed residents with the restraints as part of the quarterly assessment process to see if they could be changed or if they were still needed.”
The surveyors then interviewed the Rehab Director, who revealed that “currently, the facility practice was not to review residents with a restraint on a quarterly basis. She reported that if there was a referral for the nurses or a therapist observed that there was a concern with the restraints, then they would screen the use of the restraints.”
This investigation involved and assessed residents identified with a Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) score of four indicating “severe cognitive impairment.”
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