Balanced Healthcare St. Petersburg Deficiencies & Fines

Balanced Healthcare St. Petersburg Lawsuits

Background Information on Balanced Healthcare St. Petersburg

Balanced Healthcare St. Petersburg is for-profit a 299-bed nursing home facility located 4250 66th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33709. Balanced Healthcare operates under Orchid Cove Health Group. The facility has an overall health inspection and staff rating of two out of five stars which Medicare.gov classifies as below average. There have been prior lawsuits against Balanced Healthcare St. Petersburg as well as inspection citations and deficiencies for violations in resident care.

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Financial Penalty Imposed Against Balanced Healthcare St. Petersburg

Balanced Healthcare St. Petersburg was fined December 17, 2014, by the Agency for Health Care Administration, for a practical nursing violation resulting in the failure to administer prescriptions to a resident. The facility did not ensure that a resident was given prescribed medication, which caused her extreme hypoglycemia and hospitalization. The facility was required to pay the Agency for Health Care Administration $5,000.00. The Agency also imposed conditional licensure status on the facility beginning on April 15, 2014, and ending on May 15, 2014.

Failures Cited at Balanced Healthcare St. Petersburg for Resident Care Violations

A March 5, 2021, Inspection at Balanced Healthcare St. Petersburg revealed the facility failed to implement a care plan related to the residents’ behavior, and consequently violated the residents’ right to self-determination and privacy. The facility did not provide one resident with a privacy cover, and the facility failed to provide another resident with a privacy curtain to limit exposure and maintain the resident’s privacy. An inspection one day prior on March 4 2021 led to 29 fire/life/safety deficiencies.

A July 17, 2020, Inspection at Balanced Healthcare St. Petersburg revealed the facility did not provide adequate and appropriate health care consistent with the established standards within the community. The facility did not ensure that residents were wearing masks, during a pandemic, and did not ensure that staff practiced proper hygiene, such as cleaning and wearing PPE.

A June 22, 2020, Inspection at Balanced Healthcare St. Petersburg revealed the facility did not timely report a suspected abuse investigation to the proper authorities. The facility did not fulfill its care-taking obligations and neglected to provide the services necessary to avoid physical harm to residents.

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Disclaimer

*The above does not mean your loved one would be in harm at this facility. Each facility gets inspected often. Almost all facilities have deficiencies. Many face civil lawsuits. You should not make a facility placement decision based solely on the above information. Each case is different. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome or indicate an expected outcome on your particular case. The above prior lawsuit information is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice from an attorney. This individual case information above is publicly filed information gathered from the publicly filed complaint. This information and these cases are not the work of this law firm. The inspection results are provided from public government agency surveys. The state Department of Health conducts a survey of all nursing home facilities at least once every 15 months. The deficiencies listed on this page may have been corrected after the date of the inspection and date of publishing this material. Citations, ratings and deficiencies are current as of the date of this post and will change later on. The inspection findings published are not complete. You may find the most up to date information at medicare.gov. This material is not endorsed by the facility or by any governmental agency. Speak with an attorney immediately if you believe you have a viable case against a nursing home, assisted living facility or medical facility.

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