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Baya Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
The number of cases involving mistreatment in nursing facilities throughout Florida has risen significantly over the last few decades. Many senior citizens, rehabilitating, and disabled become victims of abuse and neglect at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients. If your loved one was injured while living in a Columbia County nursing facility, contact the Florida Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases exactly like yours, and we can help your family, too. Let us begin working on your case now to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.Baya Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 90-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Lake City and Columbia County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
587 SE Ermine Ave
Lake City, Florida 32025
Baya Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Baya Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, assisted and independent living options, medically-complex care, respiratory care, bariatric care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
It is the responsibility of federal and state investigators to penalize any nursing home that has violated a rule or regulation that caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident. Many of these penalties involve monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Florida Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationLake City Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Florida and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date August 10, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure implementation of physical restraint programs and policies for [two residents] reviewed for physical restraints.”
The state investigators observed a resident at 1:30 PM on August 7, 2017, “with the assigned Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).” The observation revealed that “he was attempting to get out of his wheelchair. There was no alarm sounding. Further review of the Velcro safety belt and seat alarm he was wearing revealed there was no sound.”
An observation of the alarm belt “with the assigned floor nurse revealed the alarm was not sounding. He did not understand the directions the Aide was giving him for a seat belt. He could not get out without her assistance.”
The surveyors reviewed the Treatment Administration Record dated August 2017. The review revealed that “there was no documentation the Nurse checked the functioning of the alarm on August 7, 2017. Further, there was no documentation the staff directly observed the restraints every thirty minutes as the facility’s Physical Restraint Policy requires.”
The facility “had no Physical Restraint Evaluation completed until August 8, 2017, after the survey began, for [the resident].”
Additionally, the resident “had no Physical Restraint Care Plan. There is no signed Consent Form for the physical restraints. It should be noted that the Care Plan was not updated after the May 29, 2017, fall, resulting in a fracture regarding the interventions for safety.”
A Bed Alarm was added to the resident’s Care Plan for falls and the family was educated on the resident’s needs for assistance to the toilet and “to use the call light.” The nursing staff was required to “check the functioning of the wheelchair seat belt and bed alarms. Make sure the alarm is connected properly. Will turn off, under the seat belt and reconnect so it will not alarm.”
The surveyors interviewed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who was assigned to provide the resident care. The CNA stated that “she did not know the alarm was malfunctioning [and does not] check to see if it is functioning.” The Director of Nursing confirmed that “there is no documentation discussing what was wrong with the alarm when it did not sound.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Baya Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Columbia County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Lake City.
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