As a nursing home abuse lawyer who handles cases in Sarasota, Venice, Englewood, Bradenton and throughout Florida, I routinely examine complaint and annual survey investigations of area nursing homes. I frequently receive calls from Florida citizens who are searching for a good nursing home for the placement of a loved one. If you are in the process of selecting a nursing home in Sarasota County, Manatee County or Charlotte County, Florida, you should be aware that the State of Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration regulates nursing homes and conducts annual surveys and complaint investigations. Those nursing homes with a pattern of problems are often placed on the state’s “Nursing Home Watch List.”
On August 4, 2015, the State of Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration conducted an unannounced investigation at Bay Breeze Health and Rehabilitation Center, which is located at 1026 Albee Farm Road, Venice, FL 34285. At that time, state investigators cited Bay Breeze Health and Rehabilitation Center for failing to meet the guidelines set forth under the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 signed into law by President Ronald Reagan, as well as Florida’s Administrative Code. Those citations of deficiencies against Bay Breeze Health and Rehabilitation Center included:
F 281 Failing to provide services to residents that meet professional standards of quality.
F 309 Failing to provide the necessary care and services to attain the highest practicable well-being of residents.
N 054 Failing to follow physicians’ orders on behalf of residents.
N 201 Failing to provide residents with access to adequate and appropriate healthcare.
Nursing home facilities like Bay Breeze Health and Rehabilitation Center are required to comply with the above provisions that are contained within the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 in exchange for receiving taxpayer money through Medicare and Medicaid. Local Venice Nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer, James Keim, seeks to hold those nursing homes accountable for the serious harm they cause by failing to follow the law and neglecting and abusing the most frail and vulnerable citizens in Florida which they are obligated to protect.
If you have questions about a Florida nursing home or wish to discuss a potential case of abuse and neglect with a local nursing home abuse and neglect 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.