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Sea Breeze Health Care Nursing Facility
Attorneys for Injured & Neglected at Sea Breeze Health Care Nursing Facility
Is it your duty to protect your loved one from mistreatment while they live in a Bay County nursing facility? Are you concerned that they are being mistreated, neglected, or abused by caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients? If so, contact the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure that your loved one receives the dignity and respect they deserve. We will use the law to hold those responsible legally and financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case today to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.
Sea Breeze Health Care Nursing Facility
This long-term care center is a 120-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Panama City and Bay County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1937 Jenks Ave
Panama City, Florida 32401
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Sea Breeze Health Care Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound 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 $150,757 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
Florida and the federal government have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing home in the state. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Sea Breeze Health Care Nursing Facility for $150,757 on September 16, 2016, citing substandard care. The nursing home received eleven 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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Panama City Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Florida and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all violations
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date August 20, 2015
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to immediately report alleged abuse [according to] State Law through established procedures for [one resident].”
On August 18, 2015, during a resident interview, the resident “revealed to [the surveyor] that his roommate had hit him in the face and head twice in the past month or so.” The resident stated that “he had not provoked the resident in any way.” The resident’s daughter present at the interview, “revealed that the facility had contacted her about the incident, but they had not, to her knowledge, done anything more about the incident. His daughter had no knowledge of the incident being reported to any State Agency.”
The Social Services Director stated the same day that “there had been a reported incident by [the resident and revealed that the resident] reported that his roommate had struck him in the face. She revealed that the facility completed an investigation but did not report to the Abuse Registry because the incident was not founded or validated.”
The Director of Nursing stated that same day that the incident between the residents “was not reported to the Abuse Registry but investigated solely by the facility and found not to be substantiated. She revealed the incident was handled as a grievance,” instead of as an allegation of abuse. The Director revealed that the resident “did not have any injuries to support his allegation, so he was only offered to move rooms.”
The surveyors interviewed the Administrator, Director of Nursing and Assistant Director of Nursing, who revealed that “all employees are responsible for reporting abuse. The three revealed that any employee that witnessed or had knowledge of abuse should report to their supervisor or directly to the Abuse Coordinator/Designee immediately.”
Were You Abused or Neglected at Sea Breeze Health Care Nursing Facility? We Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Sea Breeze Health Care Nursing Facility? 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 Panama City.
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.