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West Bay of Tampa Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
More American senior citizens than ever vefore are entering their retirement years. The advancing age of this massive population has increased the need for additional beds in nursing homes and placed a significant demand on the number of Nurses and Nurse’s Aides required to meet their needs. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in many facilities nationwide.
If your loved one was injured or died unexpectedly while living in a Pinellas County nursing facility, contact the Florida Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your monetary damages.
West Bay of Tampa Nursing Home
This facility is a 120-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Oldsmar and Pinellas County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
3865 Tampa Rd
Oldsmar, Florida 34677
West Bay of Tampa Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, West Bay of Tampa 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.
Fined $21,163 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Florida and federal agencies are legally obligated for monitoring every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators as found the nursing home seriously violated established nursing home regulations and rules.
During the last three years, federal investigators imposed three monetary penalties against West Bay at Tampa Nursing Home, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $13,900 fine on March 13, 2019, $6663 fine on October 26, 2018, and a $595 fine on July 17, 2017, for a total of $21,163.
This nursing home received seven complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
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Oldsmar Florida Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Florida Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date July 17, 2017
The state investigators determined “the facility failed to ensure the provision of adequate supervision to prevent falls.” The surveyors reviewed the facility Fall Log for a resident between April 1, 2017, and July 17, 2017. During that time, the resident had seven falls.”
The surveyors interviewed the facility Director of Nursing, who stated that “the resident had been transferred on July 15, 2017, to the hospital as a result of a fall.” A Progress Note revealed that at 4:30 PM, the resident “was in the hallway facing the nurse’s station during a shift change.”
The resident “was leaning forward in her wheelchair and fell forward.” The resident “fell onto their left side and had hit their left eyebrow on the ground.”
The patient “cut their eyebrow just enough to make the nurse think that they may need stitches.” There was “minimum to moderate amount of sanguineous drainage noted. The patient is nonverbal and unable to express their needs or feelings of pain. No change in mental status was noted after the fall.”
The nursing staff contacted emergency services to assess the patient and “take the patient to the hospital.” The nursing staff notified the family member and the doctor of the situation.
The investigative team reviewed the facility’s policies and procedures titled: Falls Management with an effective date of September 15, 2001, and revised on March 15, 2016. The policy indicates that “patients will be assessed for falls at risk as part of the Nursing Assessment Progress. Those determined to be at risk will receive appropriate interventions to reduce the risk and minimize injury.” This policy requires developing an individualized Plan of Care and revising the Care Plan regularly.
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Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at West Bay of Tampa 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 Oldsmar.
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