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Sweet Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center
Every staff member working in a nursing facility has a legal and ethical responsibility to provide each resident with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities do not follow established procedures and protocols that prevent injuries, accidents, and the development of life-threatening pressure wounds.
If you suspect that your loved one was victimized through neglect or abuse while living in a Bay County nursing facility, the Florida nursing home affiliate attorneys can help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Sweet Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a "non-profit" 160-certified bed home providing care to residents of Panama City and Bay County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1336 St Andrews Blvd
Panama City, Florida 32405
Sweet Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Sweet Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care. The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services involving physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $17,519 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
It is the responsibility of federal and state investigators to penalize any nursing home that has violated a rule or regulation that caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident. Many of these penalties involve monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Sweet Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $10,394 fine on September 21, 2017, and a $7,125 fine on January 20, 2017, for a total of $17,519.
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 comprehensive Florida Adult Protective Services Website.
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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 two 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 Ensure That Every Resident’s Drug Regimen Is Free from Unnecessary Medications – citation #F329 date January 20, 2017
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date September 21, 2017
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Requiring Necessary Services Receives Proper Care to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections – citation #F315 date September 21, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure that each resident’s drug regimen was free from unnecessary medications.” The state investigators found an accidental duplication of medications given to a patient of a drug used to treat diabetes mellitus. A staff member from the Director’s office indicated “she didn’t know how she would do that [duplicate the order]. She looked at the chart to see if she could figure out what the order meant.”
The facility “failed to ensure a resident with a pressure ulcer received the necessary treatment to promote healing and prevent infection.” The state surveyor team observed a Registered Nurse (RN) providing wound care to a resident.
While the Registered Nurse “washed her hands and put on gloves” before removing the soiled dressing, she “did not wash her hands before putting on clean gloves” as required by protocol to minimize the potential spread of infection.
The nursing home “failed to ensure a resident who was incontinent of bladder received the appropriate treatment to prevent urinary tract infections.” While a Certified Nursing Assistant “placed the clean washcloth in the bottom of the shared sink in the resident’s room to wet them and then provide perineal care, the employee “did not use the basin to prevent the clean washcloths from being contaminated by contact with the sink.”
The employee confirmed that “he should have used a basin to wet the washcloths.” A separate employee confirmed that the first employee “should have placed the washcloths in a basin to prevent contamination.”
Were you the victim of harm, mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while you lived at Sweet Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center? 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.
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