Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

Attorneys for Injured & Mistreated at Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation CenterDo you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Walton County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries are the result of negligence by the nursing staff, physical assault by other patients, or physical, verbal, or sexual abuse by others?

If so, contact the Florida Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.

Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Destin and Walton County, Florida. The 119-certified bed long-term care home is located at:

195 Mattie M Kelly Blvd
Destin, Florida 32550
(850) 654-4588
Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Destin Healthcare 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

Both the federal government and the state of Florida have the legal responsibility to levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if a nursing home has violated established rules and regulations that harm or could have harmed residents.

The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Florida Adult Protective Services Website.

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Destin Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns

Two Stars Rating

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 two out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and five out of five stars for quality measures.

  • Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Prevention and Control Program – citation #F880 date November 30, 2018
  • The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to maintain the indwelling catheter in a sanitary manner to prevent infection for [one resident].” The incident involved a resident who had an indwelling catheter and had been placed on bladder training ten days earlier, but “was unable to void, and the catheter was reinserted on November 19, 2018.”

    The survey team observed the resident on two occasions between 12:25 PM and 12:43 PM, on November 26, 2018. At that time, the resident’s “indwelling catheter tubing and collection bag were touching the facility floor while he was sitting in his wheelchair.” The following day at 3:39 PM revealed that “the resident’s indwelling catheter collection bag was also touching the facility floor while the resident was lying in bed.”

    The surveyors observed catheter care being provided to the resident on the morning of November 28, 2018, by a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The “resident was observed to assist the nurse and taking off his pajama bottoms by pushing against his pajamas. Doing this resulted in the resident pulling the catheter tubing that was not observed to be secured to the resident’s thigh in any way. The tubing was pulling tightly against the insertion site.”

    The surveyors interviewed an employee who stated that “she had observed the pulling of the catheter tubing and when the catheter care was finished, she had searched for the leg straps anchor [around] the tubing but could not find one.” The employee stated that “she placed a leg bag (collection bag that is secured to the resident’s thigh) on the resident.”

    The facility Director of Nursing stated that “catheter tubing and collection bags should always be off the floor in the catheter tubing should be secured via thigh strapped to prevent tugging or a leg bag could be used.” The investigators reviewed the facility’s policy titled: Catheterization, Male and Female Urinary Document revised in August 2017. The documentation reads in part:

    “Secure catheter to the thigh to prevent tugging, catheter bag to be covered by a privacy bag to preserve the dignity of the resident. Tubing to be off the floor.”

    This investigation was based on staff interviews, observations, and review of clinical records.

A Victim of Neglect at Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center? Contact Us Today for Help

Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Destin Healthcare 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 Walton County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Destin.

Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.


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