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Sunset Point Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Mistreating senior citizens living in nursing homes is an unacceptable, reprehensible, and disgraceful action done by the hands of caregivers, visitors, and other patients. Many families relocate their loved one into the nursing home, believing that they will receive the highest level of care in a safe environment. Unfortunately, neglect and abuse are an all too common occurrence that leaves victims harmed, injured, or dead.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Pinellas County nursing facility, 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 are financially compensated for your monetary damages.Sunset Point Nursing Home
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Clearwater and Pinellas County, Florida. The 120-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1980 Sunset Point Rd
Clearwater, Florida 33765
Sunset Point Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Sunset Point Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Florida nursing home regulators and federal inspectors have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home identified as violating rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. Typically, these penalties include monetary fines and denial for payment of medical services.
The nursing home received eight 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 Department of Elder Affairs.
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Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Florida Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Safe and Appropriate Respiratory Care for a Resident When Needed – citation #F695 date December 20, 2018
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure that care provided was consistent with professional standards of practice for respiratory care and services for [three residents].” This failure was evidenced by “not changing oxygen tubing and a timely manner, not dating suctioning equipment, and not storing respiratory equipment in a clean and sanitary manner when not in use.”
A resident was observed, “lying in bed” on the morning of December 17, 2018, “with a nasal cannula that was attached to an oxygen concentrator. The concentrator indicated it was running at 2 liters per minute. He appeared comfortable and in no distress.” The resident stated, “I feel congested today my nose is dry as he reached up to his nasal cannula and attempted to adjust it. The oxygen tubing was noted with the written date of December 5, 2016,” which was more than two years earlier.
There was a Small Volume Nebulizer machine on the bedside table that “contained attached tubing and a mask. The mask and tubing were draped over the bedside table and touching the hanging room divider curtain.” Neither the tubing nor the mask “had a written date on it.”
The survey team interviewed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and asked, “who was responsible for changing out the respiratory equipment on the unit?” The LPN responded, “one person is responsible for changing out the equipment [and that] she did not know who that was.”
The Director of Nursing stated that the staff member responsible for changing the respiratory equipment weekly was not there today. The investigators asked, “if the staff member is not working who changes that out then? She did not respond.”
The Director confirmed, “at that time; it was a normal process for the tubing to be changed weekly and dated. She also confirmed that it would be maintained in a clean and sanitary manner when it was not in use and kept at the bedside.” The surveyors asked the Director, “where the documentation would be kept [for reviewing] related to changing out oxygen tubing and small volume nebulizers.”
The Director responded “that that would be an easy fix. We will just schedule in the Medication Administration Record.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at Sunset Point Nursing Home? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse 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 Clearwater.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your financial compensation 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. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.Sources