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Bay Tree Center Nursing Rehabilitation Facility
There are significant problems involving mistreatment occurring in nursing facilities nationwide. Typically, a lack of quality care often results from untrained nursing staff, minimal supervision, or insufficient staffing members on each shift. In these incidents, the patient’s needs are often ignored. This neglect can cause broken bones due to falling or the development of preventable pressure sores.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Pinellas County nursing facility, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. We can begin working on your case today.Bay Tree Center Nursing Rehabilitation Facility
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 120-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Palm Harbor and Pinellas County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
2600 Highlands Blvd N
Palm Harbor, Florida 34684
Bay Tree Center Nursing Rehabilitation Facility
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Bay Tree Center Nursing Rehabilitation Facility offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services involving palliative and respite care, orthopedic rehab, IV (intravenous) therapy, colostomy care, podiatry care, wound care, hospice, x-rays, pain management, and case management along with physical, speech and occupational therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The state of Florida and the federal government have the legal obligation for monitoring every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the facility violates established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
The nursing home received thirteen 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.
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Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Florida long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
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 Necessary Care and Services to Maintain the Highest Well-Being of Every Resident – citation #F309 date May 26, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to provide care and services for [one resident] with diabetic care to administer insulin per Physician’s orders.” The nursing home also “failed to provide appropriate diabetic care during a hypoglycemic episode per the standard of care for [a different resident].”
The survey teams interviewed the resident who indicated that the nurses at the facility, or approximately half of them, “go give me my insulin before lunch like they are supposed to. I will tell them that they did not give it to me, and they will tell me they did.”
The cognitively intact resident indicated that the nursing staff “made me feel like I am losing my mind. I have some health problems, but I am not crazy.” The survey team then made observations of the resident on May 26, 2017, between 10:40 AM and 12:10 PM. During that time, the resident was in his room, [taken] to the therapy department, then back to his room, and then out to the dining room.
The nursing staff provided the resident juice and coffee before being served “his meal of a tuna sandwich, cucumber salad, and dessert. The nurse did not check the resident’s glucose levels before [the resident] ate lunch.”
Eight minutes later, the resident was interviewed again while “sitting in the dining room [completing] his lunch. [The resident] was asked, ‘did the nurse give him his insulin.’” The resident replied, “no, she did not.”
The surveyors interviewed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and the Director of Nursing a few minutes later and asked the LPN “did she check the blood sugar and administer insulin to [the resident] before lunch?” The LPN replied that “No, I did not.”
When the LPN was asked, “why would she document that she had administered insulin when she had not?” The LPN replied, “I do not know. I guess it was because I did not know where he was.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Bay Tree Center Nursing Rehab Facility? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse prevention 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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