St. Petersburg, FL Nursing Home Ratings

Overall Rating of 77 Nursing Homes
    Rating: 5 out of 5 (22) Much above average
    Rating: 4 out of 5 (22) Above average
    Rating: 3 out of 5 (13) Average
    Rating: 2 out of 5 (17) Below average
    Rating: 1 out of 5 (3) Much below average
August 2018

St. Petersburg Florida Nursing Home Abuse LawyersOur St. Petersburg nursing home abuse attorneys have noticed an alarming rise in the number of civil and criminal cases involving neglect, abuse and mistreatment of residents in nursing facilities throughout Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Even though these numbers are disturbingly high there are likely hundreds of cases that are never reported to authorities because the abused elder does not have the capacity to say has happened, or believes it will get them into trouble if they say anything to anyone.

Medicare regularly collects information on every nursing facility in St. Petersburg, Florida based on data gathered through inspections, surveys and investigations. Currently, the national database reveals that inspectors detected serious violations and deficiencies at twenty (26%) of the seventy-seven St. Petersburg nursing facilities that resulted in harm to the residents. If your loved one was injured, abused, mistreated or died unexpectedly from neglect while living in a nursing facility in St. Petersburg, you have legal rights to ensure justice. We invite you to contact the Saint Petersburg nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center (800-926-7565) today to schedule a free, no-obligation case review to discuss a financial compensation lawsuit.

Out of the more than 246,000 residents living within the St. Petersburg city limits, nearly 33,000 have already reached their retirement years. The increased population of elderly citizens in the community are the result of many people who have moved to communities along the western coast of Florida to enjoy the beautiful year-round climate and access to gorgeous beaches in a paradise setting.

St. Petersburg Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns

The nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC recognize that unfortunately many of the community’s elders have victimized by nursing home abuse, mistreatment and neglect, and offer suffer harm by the hands of those responsible for providing them care. Many nursing homes in the St. Petersburg area have struggled to keep up with the increasing demand for skilled nursing care because many more baby boomers are living far longer than their ancestors. Overcrowding and understaffing has led to a significant rise in the number of cases involving substandard care, physical assault, sexual abuse, caregiver neglect and mistreatment that often compromises the resident’s health and well-being.

Comparing St. Petersburg Area Nursing Facilities

Our St. Petersburg Florida nursing home lawyers had reviewed numerous publicly available documents and records showing the harm and injury of victims residing in nursing facilities throughout the greater St. Petersburg area. The publicly available information listed below details the most disturbing filed complaints, safety concerns and opened investigations. The data can assist family members who face the undesirable prospect of placing a parent or grandparent in a nursing facility to ensure they receive quality skilled nursing care.

The list below details our St. Petersburg nursing home attorneys’ primary concerns at facilities that have rated one or two stars out of a possible five stars in the comparative analysis database on the national Medicare.gov website. These primary concerns often involve preventable facility-acquired pressure sores, accident hazards and unacceptable substandard professional care that causes harm or injury to residents in the facility.

Information on Florida Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence Lawsuits

Our attorneys have compiled data from settlements and jury verdicts across Florida to give you an idea as to how cases are valued. Learn more about the cases below:

The Allegro at College Harbor
4600 54th Ave S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33711
(727) 866-3124

A “For-Profit” 52-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide Adequate Staffing to Help Residents Requiring Assistance with Grooming and Personal Hygiene

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 06/05/2015, a notation was made by a state surveyor during an annual licensure and certification survey involving the facility’s failure to “to provide assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) for [two residents … where] it was determined that the residents had not received their twice a week scheduled showers.” The deficient practice was noted after an interview with a resident conducted by the state surveyor confirming the resident “does not receive his shower twice a week as scheduled. He stated he only gets one shower we can stated I would like to get more than one (shower week). I am on a diuretic and I feel I smell like urine. I would like to feel cleaner.”

A review of the resident’s 05/11/2015 care plan relating to activities of daily living care revealed “that the resident has ADL self-care performance deficit [… and] is totally dependent on [one staff member] to provide (bed bath / shower) per protocol as necessary.” The assignment sheet used by the certified nursing assistant in charge of the resident indicated that the resident “was scheduled to receive showers on Wednesday and Saturday evening.”

Our St. Petersburg elder abuse attorneys recognize that any failure to provide adequate staffing to ensure that all grooming and personal hygiene needs are met might be considered negligence or mistreatment of the resident. Additionally, the deficient practice directly violates established protocols accepted by the facility and violates state and federal regulations.

Boca Ciega Center
1414 59th St S.
Gulfport, FL 33707
(727) 344-4608

A “For-Profit” 115-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Allow Resident to Refuse Treatment and Failure to Follow the Advanced Directives Already Established by an End-Of-Life Resident

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/06/2015, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure to “protect the rights of residents to refuse Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) consistent with their end-of-life wishes for [a resident in the facility] identified as having “Do Not Resuscitate” orders (DNR).” The complaint investigation involves an incident where the “facility initiated CPR on [the resident who has] multiple co-morbidities and was admitted for End of Life Care due to a terminal [illness].” The resident had previously “signed DO NOT RESUSCITATE ORDER (DNR) completed by his appointed power of attorney (POA) and close friend and signed by a hospital physician [on a previous date].”

The facility failed to honor the advanced directives of the resident and denied both the resident and the power of attorney the opportunity to refuse treatment. Instead, “the facility initiated CPR for [the resident] without checking his code status using the system in place by the facility. The facility called 911 for the resident who was at the mercy of the staff who provided unwanted treatments of cardiac compressions and artificial ventilation to prolong life.”

The state surveyor investigating the complaint noted that the facility’s failure to “ensure the right to formulate an advance directive of DNR was honored in accordance with the resident and POA’s expressed wishes to withhold treatment and interventions of CPR resulted in finding of [placing the resident in] Immediate Jeopardy.”

Our St. Petersburg nursing home neglect attorneys recognize that any failure to follow a resident’s do not resuscitate orders might be considered mistreatment or neglect by the staff. Additionally, the deficient practice directly violates established protocols enforced by state and federal nursing home regulators.

Consulate Health Care of St Petersburg
9393 Park Blvd
Seminole, FL 33777
(727) 391-2200

A “For-Profit” 120-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide Nursing Care That Meets Professional Standards of Quality

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 10/15/2015, a complaint investigation against the facility was opened for its failure to “provide nursing care and services that met professional standards of quality to aid in the prevention of in-house acquired pressure ulcers for [3 residents in the facility]. This deficient practice was noted because of the facility’s failure to perform an assessment of an open area, failed to order a treatment for [a resident’s medical condition and failure of “the facility to identify three in-house pressure ulcers.”

The state surveyor investigating complaint noted that the facility failed to follow manufacturer recommendations and physician’s orders to provide equipment including quilted chuck pads and specialized air mattresses to be used as an intervention when managing existing bedsores.

Failing to provide adequate services and follow established protocols that do not meet professional standards can cause significant harm to residents. This includes not providing standards of care to prevent facility acquired bedsores and failing to treat the bedsores to ensure they heal properly. This deficient practice might be considered mistreatment or negligence.

Egret Cove Center
550 62nd St S.
Saint Petersburg, FL 33707
(727) 347-6151

A “For-Profit” 120-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Properly Assess a Pressure Ulcer upon Admission to Formulate a Plan of Care to for Proper Treatment

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 01/08/2015, a notation was made during an annual licensure and certification survey by a state investigator concerning the facility’s failure to “ensure that [a resident] reviewed for pressure ulcer care receive necessary treatment and services to promote healing of a pressure ulcer in regards to not assessing a pressure ulcer on admission, not obtaining orders for dressing changes for the pressure ulcer on admission and not conducting a dietary assessment in a timeframe consistent with current standards of practice.”

This deficient practice was noted after a 01/07/2015 interview with the facility’s Director of Nursing who “confirm that the resident should have had a skin assessment completed on admission and had dressing changes that started on admission. He stated that the facility policy requires the admitting nurse to conduct an initial skin assessment, take measurements, and Institute standing orders for dressing changes until a doctor’s orders was received.

Our St. Petersburg nursing home abuse attorneys recognize that the facility failed to follow accepted standards of practice and care including the established International Pressure Ulcer Guidelines, Quick Reference Guide for Treatment section established by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel website, NPUAP.org International that states “screen and assess nutritional status for each individual with pressure ulcer on admission and with each condition change.”

Golfview Healthcare Center
3636 10th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33713
(727) 323-3611

A “For-Profit” 56-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility

Overall Rating – 2 out of 5 possible stars

2 stars rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Follow the Resident’s Wishes of “Do Not Resuscitate” after Being Found Unresponsive and Failure to Protect the Resident from Unwanted Interventions

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/03/2015, a complaint investigation against the facility was opened for its failure to “protect the rights of the resident’s to refuse cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) consistent with their end-of-life wishes for [a resident at the facility] identified as having Do Not Resuscitate orders (DNR).” The complaint investigation was initiated because of the facility’s failure “to honor [the resident’s] advanced directives and denied the resident the opportunity to refuse treatment. The facility initiated CPR for [the resident] without checking to ensure they have the right chart.” As a result, the facility violated the wishes of the resident “to have a peaceful and dignified death and failed to protect the resident from unwanted interventions at the last moments of her life.”

Our St. Petersburg nursing home attorneys recognize that every individual has the right of self-determination including the right to formulate advance directives for their end-of-life wishes. We recognize that the deficient practice of providing CPR on a resident with a DNR order might be considered negligence or mistreatment. Additionally, the deficient practice directly violates state and federal regulations it does not follow the established protocols adopted by the Golfview Healthcare Center.

Health and Rehabilitation Centre at Dolphins View
1820 Shore Dr. South
South Pasadena, FL 33707
(727) 384-9300

A “For-Profit” 58-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide a Resident Pain Medication as Ordered by Her Doctor during Recovery from Surgery

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 01/30/2015, a state surveyor made a notation during an annual licensure and certification survey concerning the facility’s failure to “provide care and services per the plan of care related to [a resident’s medical treatment and communication involving] pain medication.” The deficient practice was noted the state surveyor made an initial 01/27/2015 tour of the facility and observed a resident who stated “she has for pain medication [the previous night] because the pain medication was not working and she had surgery [the previous day]. [The resident] further stated the nurse told her she would not call the doctor in the middle of the night. The resident stated she found out she had a medication ordered for breakthrough pain and it was not given to her.”

The state investigator reviewed the resident’s records dated 01/15/2015 supported what the resident had said and documented “for the resident to be administered pain medications as ordered (by her physician).”

Failure to provide pain medications as ordered by their physician for a resident in extreme pain might be considered mistreatment or negligence by the nursing staff. Additionally, failing to follow paid administration protocols directly violate established policies adopted by the facility.

Laurellwood Nursing Center
3127 57th Ave. North
Saint Petersburg, FL 33714
(727) 527-2171

A “For-Profit” 60-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Accident Hazards

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/10/2015, a notation was made by a state surveyor during an annual licensure and certification survey involving the facility’s failure to “address falls for [2 residents at the facility].” The deficient practice placed those two residents at risk for falling that could potentially result in injury. The notation was made in response to a review conducted with the facility’s Assistant Director of Nurses [ADON] revealing that to CNAs “attempted to transfer [the resident] from the bed to the wheelchair without using the mechanical lift. Subsequently the resident sustained [an injury]. The ADON indicated that both CNAs “were terminated and were reported to the licensing board [… and] indicated that “in-services were conducted with the staff prior to the occurrence on 11/18/2014 related to [the facility’s] Lift Policy and Procedure [titled:] Abuse and Pocket Care Plans.”

Our St. Petersburg nursing home abuse attorneys recognize that any deficit practice that fails to address accident hazards places the lives of residents in jeopardy and might be considered negligence by the nursing staff, supervisors and the facility.

Lexington Health and Rehabilitation Center
6300 46th Ave. North
Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
(727) 544-1444

A “For-Profit” 159-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility

Overall Rating – 2 out of 5 possible stars

2 stars rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Follow a Resident’s Plan of Care and Administering a Medication That Was Not Prescribed by a Doctor

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/25/2015, a notation was made by a state surveyor during an annual licensure and certification survey involving the facility’s failure to “ensure the care plan was consistently implemented for [a resident at the facility].” The deficient practice directly related “to administering anticoagulants as prescribed and reporting abnormal labs to the position as prescribed for [the resident].”

On a review of records by the state surveyor, a notation was made that a resident received a medication without orders from the resident’s doctor on 02/14/2015 and 02/15/2015. The surveyor noted that the “house physician (medical director) should have been called due the administrating of an un-prescribed medicine to a resident.

Giving a medication to a resident that was not prescribed by a doctor could cause serious harm, injury or death. Our St. Petersburg elder abuse attorneys recognize that the deficient practice might be considered negligence or mistreatment of the resident.

Rehabilitation Center of St Pete
435 42nd Ave S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
(727) 822-1871

A “For-Profit” 159-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Follow Established Protocols and Procedures to Prevent the Spread of Infection throughout the Facility

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/11/2014, a state surveyor made a notation during an annual licensure and certification survey concerning the facility’s failure to “handwashing ([nursing aides] utilizing used water for attempting to cleanse hands [… and failure] to ensure that a resident catheter bag was stored or discarded in an appropriate manner as to ensure that cross-contamination concerns were not presented to [a resident at the facility.”

The deficient practice was noted in part after an observation was made during the lunch meal on 07/08/2014 in the third floor dining room when “to aid in the unit manager were observed washing their hands in the hand wash sink located in the dining room next to the steam table. The sink was noted to fill up with soap suds, soap suds were overflowing the sink bowl onto the surrounding sink lip.” Additionally, “the nurse and the A’s were observed placing their hands in the accumulated soapy water and switching their hands around in the water, then attempting to rinse the soap off in a small area left for the water was running into the ball which added more soap to the bowl.”

In a separate incident, a 07/09/2014 observation was made in a resident’s bathroom that is shared with three other residents. The investigator observed a urinary catheter bag and tubing hanging on the grab bar in the resident shower.” The second floor unit manager confirmed the incident stating “that the catheter bag and tubing should not be hanging there under any set of circumstances.”

Failure to maintain the environment to ensure it remains free of the spread of infections directly violates established protocols and policies adopted by the facility. Our St. Petersburg nursing home neglect attorneys recognize that these two deficient practices might be considered negligence or mistreatment.

Bay Pointe Nursing Pavilion
4201 31st St S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33712
(727) 867-1104

A “For-Profit” 120-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility

Overall Rating – 2 out of 5 possible stars

2 stars rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide Timely and Appropriate Pain Management for a Resident Experiencing Grimacing Pain

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/28/2015, a notation was made during an annual licensure and certification survey by a state investigator concerning the facility’s failure to “provide timely and appropriate pain management for [a resident at the facility].” The deficient practice was noted after an interview and observation was conducted on a resident at the facility who stated “that she had to pressure ulcers down to the bone on her buttocks. She stated that since they have been [surgically cutting away so healthy flesh can grow concerning] one of the ulcers, she has had much more pain, especially as she receives the wound care, and during physical therapy.” The resident indicated that she currently receives low-dose pain medication and “doesn’t always ask for because it doesn’t really do much good.”

On 08/27/2015, the resident received wound care and dressing changes performed by a licensed practical nurse (LPN) for the pressure ulcers “located on her buttocks. [The LPN] explain the procedure and provided for privacy but did not ask [the resident] about her current level of pain, nor the level of pain that she experiences during wound care. [The resident was observed by the investigator of “grimacing and moaning softly in pain several times as [the LPN] packed her wounds.” The surveyor conducted an interview with the LPN immediately after the treatment asking if “he had any further plans for [the resident’s] wound care. He stated ‘No, should I?’ He also confirmed he had not assessed [the resident’s] level of pain prior to wound care, and should have.”

Even though the resident had taken necessary steps to notify her caregivers in the facility that her level of pain was high and not being treated, no immediate action was taken by the staff. Our St. Petersburg nursing home neglect attorneys recognize that any failure to provide necessary care and services to maintain the resident’s highest well-being might be considered neglect or mistreatment.

Lakeside Oaks Care Center
1061 Virginia St.
Dunedin, FL 34698
(727) 733-4189

A “For-Profit” 93-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility

Overall Rating – 2 out of 5 possible stars

2 stars rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide Minimum Standards of Care to Ensure That a Resident’s Limited Range of Motion Receives Proper Treatment and Rehabilitation

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/16/2015, a state surveyor made a notation during an annual licensure and certification survey concerning the facility’s failure to “ensure that range of motion was evaluated and maintain for [a resident in the facility] reviewed for range of motion. The deficient practice was initiated a second interview conducted on 07/15/2015 where a resident “confirmed he never received therapy on his left hand. The doctor said several times he would order therapy but no one ever did. Maybe it is because I have Medicaid and they will not pay for it and no one will let me know.” On 07/16/2015, unit manager was interviewed by the state surveyor confirming “there was no care plan for contractions or maintaining range of motion to extremities for [the resident].”

Any failure to provide minimal standards of care to ensure that the resident’s reduced range of motion receives proper treatment and services might be considered negligence or mistreatment. Additionally, not following range of motion rehabilitation protocols violates the established policies at the facility.

Protecting a Loved One Residing in a Nursing Facility

Nursing facilities provide a valuable service to communities by providing assistance to the elderly to help with activities of daily living including shopping, cleaning and grooming. The nursing homes also provide medical care to ensure that the elder is receiving the best treatment possible to manage existing health conditions and prevent other medical problems.

Unfortunately, but every nursing home is perfect nor is the care that is provided by their staff. Negligence and abuse has become a national problem and is especially challenging in specific areas that have become overcrowded with an aging demographic, such as Central Florida. If you have a loved one in a nursing facility in the St. Petersburg area, it is essential that you learn many of the warning signs and symptoms of elder abuse. The most common tend to be:

  • Unexplained bruising, broken bones or burns that could indicate mistreatment, neglect or abuse.
  • Any unexpected change in behavior like withdrawing from others especially caregivers.
  • Obvious signs of malnutrition or dehydration that might be caused with a lack of access to proper nutrients and hydrating beverages.
  • An injury that resulted from a fall.
  • Over-sedation or overmedication that is used to restrain the individual.
  • Indicators of false dementia that often involve mumbling, sucking a rocking.
  • Visible signs of anger or depression that tends to linger on.
  • Contracting a sexually transmitted disease or bruising / bleeding in the genital area.
  • Bloodied or torn undergarments
  • A display of excessive apprehension or fear when around certain individuals

The National Center on Elder Abuse provides additional information on the common indicators of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of the elderly.

Hiring a Lawyer

If you suspect that your loved one has been neglected, abused or mistreated while residing in a nursing facility it is a crucial to intervene immediately to protect the victim from additional harm. Many families will hire central Florida personal injury attorneys who specialize in nursing home abuse cases who can represent the family and nursing home resident victimized by abuse, neglect or mistreatment.

The St. Petersburg nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can assist in informing the proper authorities file a formal complaint. Our dedicated Florida elder abuse attorneys specialize in nursing home law, personal injury and elder abuse and can file a claim for compensation on your behalf to seek the financial recompense you deserve for your injuries, damages and losses.

We encourage you to contact our St. Petersburg law offices today at (800) 926-7565 to schedule a free, no obligation full case review. All cases involving nursing home abuse, neglect and mistreatment are handled on a contingency fee arrangement, meaning you are not required to put up any upfront fees. All of our services are paid from the out of court settlement we negotiate on your behalf or from a jury award at the conclusion of your successful lawsuit trial.

Additional Resources: http://www.NCEA.aoa.gov

For additional information on Florida laws and information on nursing homes look here.

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Resources

If you are looking for information on a specific facility or an attorney, please see links below to respective locality pages.

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