I am a nursing home abuse lawyer who handles cases in Venice, Englewood, Sarasota, Bradenton and surrounding communities. Venice currently has six nursing homes located in or nearby the city. Bay Breeze Health and Rehabilitation Center is located in Venice, Florida at 1026 Albee Farm Road, Venice, Florida 34285.
During 2015, Bay Breeze Health and Rehabilitation Center was the subject of a complaint investigation by the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration on August 5, 2015 that resulted in this nursing home being cited for deficient practices in failing to meet the requirements of the federal Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987. Specifically, these deficiencies involved allegations of a failure to provide services that meet professional standards of quality, failing to provide care to meet the needs and highest practicable well-being of residents, and failing to follow physician orders in caring for residents. Just nine months prior to this complaint investigation, on December 18, 2014, the Agency concluded its annual survey inspection and cited Bay Breeze Health and Rehabilitation Center for multiple deficiencies detailed in a 67 page report. If you visit a nursing home, you have the right to request and read their surveys and complaint investigations. This information may also be obtained online at:
Two lawsuits were also filed during 2015 against the licensee operator of Bay Breeze Health and Rehabilitation Center alleging nursing home negligence with the Sarasota County Clerk of Court.
I have one or more pending cases against Bay Breeze Health and Rehabilitation Center. If you are a former employee of Bay Breeze Health and Rehabilitation Center who has knowledge about issues, concerns or problems at this facility and the company that owns and operates it, I would urge you to contact me at (941) 485-7600.
Bay Breeze Health and Rehabilitation Center is part of a chain of nursing homes operated by Consulate Health Care. According to its website, this organization operates more than 200 nursing homes in 21 states. It is one of the top ten largest nursing home operations in the United States. During 2015, Consulate Health Care’s Chief Executive Officer, Joseph Conte, was replaced by Bill Mathies a former executive with both Sun Healthcare Group and Beverly Enterprises; two large nursing home chains with troubled histories. Sun Healthcare Group previously filed for bankruptcy while Beverly Enterprises was prosecuted by the United States Department of Justice for submitting false claims for reimbursement under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Consulate Health Care has recently seen a number of its facilities placed on the State of Florida’s Nursing Home Watch List. According to ACHA’s website: “The Watch List identifies nursing homes that are operating under bankruptcy protection or met the criteria for a conditional status during the past 30 months. A conditional status indicates that a facility did not meet, or correct upon follow-up, minimum standards at the time of an inspection. Immediate action is taken if a facility poses a threat to resident health or safety.”
Nursing home abuse and neglect takes many forms but is often recognized by the development of pressure sores, malnutrition, dehydration, serious infection, fractured bones, bowel impactions and other unexplained injuries. If you have questions about a local nursing home or wish to discuss a potential case of abuse and neglect with a Venice nursing home abuse lawyer who has evaluated hundreds of claims, please feel free to call me, James Keim, Attorney at Law at (941) 485-7600. I always provide a free consultation and personally handle every case, and you will not be passed off to some middleman or junior level associate. All cases are handled on a contingency fee and cost basis. This means that you pay no fee or costs unless we obtain a settlement, award or verdict.