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Emerald Shores Health and Rehabilitation
Some statistics show that more than one million Americans currently live in nursing homes. Many of these patients are our mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, children, and friends. Families often relocate their loved one into a nursing home, believing that they will receive the best care and improve their quality of life in a safe environment.
Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in many nursing homes, including those in Bay County. If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while residing in a nursing home, contact the Florida Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Emerald Shores Health and Rehabilitation
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 77-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Callaway and Bay County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
626 N Tyndall Pkwy
Callaway, Florida 32404
Emerald Shores Health and Rehabilitation
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Emerald Shores Health and Rehabilitation 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.
Fined $16,000 for substandard careFinancial 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.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Emerald Shores Health and Rehabilitation, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $7,995 fine on August 10, 2018, and an $8,005 fine on December 21, 2017, for a total of $16,000.
The nursing home received two complaints over the last three years 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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To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Florida and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide a Safe, Appropriate Pain Management Plan of Care for a Resident Who Requires Those Services – citation #F697 date December 21, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home failed to ensure the pain management was provided to one resident by “allowing the resident to go two days without having Physician-ordered medication available to treat the resident’s pain.”
The state investigators interviewed the resident who stated that “the facility had let her run out of pain medication on Friday, December 15, 2017, and that she had gone all weekend without her pain medication. She stated that she was at the facility after fracturing her hip and undergoing corrective surgery.”
The resident also stated that she had “constant pain in her back and stated that she was not able to take over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol because she had a liver condition.” The resident said that “staff was aware and told her that when the count of her medication got low, the pharmacy was supposed to send more, but could not explain to the resident why this had not happened in her case.”
The resident stated that “she was miserable at times through the weekend.” The record review for the resident showed that “she was admitted to the facility after suffering a fall that resulted in surgical intervention to repair a nondisplaced femoral neck fracture.”
During a follow-up interview, the resident stated that “the nurse on duty over the weekend had matter-of-fact [attitude] that she was out of pain medication and told her she would not be able to get her anything but Tylenol until the following Monday, December 18, 2017.”
The resident stated that “the weekend nurse never mentioned an emergency box of medication, but that on Monday when she complained to the Unit Manager, she was given medication at 3:30 PM from the emergency box because the normal shipment did not come until 4:00 PM.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Emerald Shores Health and Rehabilitation? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Bay County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Callaway.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your case with us today through an initial, free claim consultation. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery for your family.Sources