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Egret Cove Center Nursing Home
Do you suspect that your loved one living in a Pinellas County nursing facility is being neglected or abused by caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients? Are you concerned that their developing bedsore or recent fall is the result of negligence and a lack of supervision? If so, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
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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:
550 62nd St S
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33707
Egret Cove Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Egret Cove Center Nursing Home 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 $95,537 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state of Florida and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Egret Cove Center Nursing Home, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $84,155 fine on February 14, 2019, and a $11,382 fine on February 15, 2018, for a total of $95,537. During this time, Medicare denied payment on February 14, 2019, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing home received seventeen complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. 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
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites, including the Florida Department of Public Health 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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date November 7, 2018
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date April 5, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to demonstrate that they made efforts to prevent new pressure ulcers and promote healing for [one resident regarding] a lack of follow-up care after debridement and lack of documentation on efforts to educate a resident who refuses position changes.”
The state investigators determined that the resident “was identified as a vulnerable adult, identified in an agency report as a victim of neglect on September 20, 2018, or [regarding] a lack of skincare.” The resident’s Progress Note dated September 7, 2018, indicated that the resident was “observed with a large wound on his right bottom cheek area.” The wound was a “large, round, black wound covered for further assessment.”
The Progress Note dated September 10, 2018, in the early morning hours show that the resident had a skin wound that was large, blackened and odorous “on the right buttock.” The nursing team assessed the area and provided treatment. The resident “was sent to the emergency room for wound care.”
The facility “failed to honor the Advance Directives and End of Life wishes of [one resident] identified as having Do Not Resuscitate Orders.” Specifically, “the staff did not fulfill a caretaking obligation of providing goods and services necessary to avoid physical harm or mental anguish consistent with their Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation policies and procedures.”
The resident was found “unresponsive, without a pulse or respirations. [The resident] had a current Physician’s order [and the] facility failed to honor [the resident’s] wishes regarding his advance directives not to be resuscitated.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Egret Cove Center Nursing Home? 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 Saint Petersburg.
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