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Bay Tree Center Nursing Home
Does your family have limited options when providing care to your loved one who requires nursing assistance? Has your loved one been neglected or abused while living in a Pinellas County nursing facility? If so, contact the Florida Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives monetary compensation to recover your damages. We use the law to hold those responsible for causing injury and unexpected death rightfully and financially accountable. We can begin working on your case today.Bay Tree Center Nursing Home
This facility is a "for-profit" 120-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of Palm Harbor and Pinellas County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
2600 Highlands Blvd N
Palm Harbor, Florida 34684
Bay Tree Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Bay Tree Center Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing facility that violates rules and regulations. These penalties include monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services. High monetary fines usually indicate extremely severe violations that harmed or could have harmed residents.
The nursing home received thirteen complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
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The state of Florida and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date April 26, 2019
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date February 2, 2018
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure that adequate supervision for smoking was consistently provided by staff for [six residents] who were identified as smokers.”
In one incident, a resident “was observed in the hallway of the facility in his wheelchair. He was noted to have a backpack laying on the footrest of his wheelchair with burn holes in it. The seat of his wheelchair had visible cigarette ash residue on it.”
A review of the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicates that he required “extensive assist of one with bed mobility, locomotion on-and-off the unit, dressing, toilet use, and personal hygiene and was totally dependent for transfer with the use of a Hoyer lift.” The resident also had impairment “on both sides, upper and lower range of motion.”
During an interview with the surveyors, the resident “stated that he used to keep his backpack on his lap while smoking and when he would put his hand down, he would touch the cigarette to the bag. He stated he now keeps the bag on the footrest.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure appropriate infection prevention and control standards were maintained by not ensuring a catheter system was maintained securely for one resident as evidenced by the catheter tubing in the drainage system dragging on the hallway floor.”
Also, the nursing home failed “by not ensuring tubing for oxygen, and respiratory equipment was secure and off the floor for [another resident].” The surveyors obtained photographic evidence [that the equipment] dragged on the floor.”
A Registered Nurse (RN), the Unit Manager, verified that “the tubing should not be on the floor. She reported that she will initiate training of the staff on infection control and that she will change the tubing now.” The facility Director of Nursing revealed that “the resident tubing was expected to be in a bag if not and use. She reported that if the tubing is not in use, it would be hooked to the resident and labeled and changed weekly.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, and neglect or abuse while living at Bay Tree Center Nursing Home? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Pinellas County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Palm Harbor.
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