Background Information on Boca Ciega Center
Boca Ciega Center is a 120-bed nursing home found at 1414 59th St S. in Gulfport, Florida. The facility is located within Pinellas County, which hosts a whopping twenty-seven hospitals, and Boca Ciega Center is only six minutes away from the nearest one. Medicare has given Boca Ciega Center an average of three stars based on the quality of resident care, health inspections, and staffing. The facility accepts both Medicare and Medicaid, as well as other insurances. Boca Ciega Rehabilitation Center, LLC., which is the facility’s legal name, had a change in ownership in 2013. In 2015, just two years after the change in ownership, the facility was fined $10,000 for failing to honor a resident’s advance directive, failing to implement its policy related to abuse and neglect, and failing to provide adequate and appropriate health care as provided in a resident’s care plan.
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Lawsuits Against Boca Ciega Center for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations
The following lawsuits have been filed against Boca Ciega Center:
Callender, Donna E/O vs. Boca Ciega Rehabilitation Center, LLC.
Allegations: Jessica Shorter, the personal representative of the late Donna Callender, alleges that staff at the facility were negligent in the care of Ms. Callender. Staff failed to prevent Ms. Callender from suffering a tracheostomy airway obstruction and a pressure ulcer/bed sore. Ms. Shorter states that staff did not provide proper and appropriate medical care and treatment to Ms. Callender. As a result of the facility’s negligence, she suffered bodily injury and resulting pain and suffering, disability, scarring, disfigurement, mental anguish, among other consequences.
Wilson, Eleanor E/O vs. Boca Ciega Rehabilitation Center, LLC.
Allegations: Anthony Jackson, the personal representative of the deceased Eleanor Wilson, alleges that the negligence of staff at the facility resulted in Ms. Wilson’s wrongful death. Ms. Wilson was diagnosed with dysphagia before entering the facility, and while at Boca Ciega Center, she was supposed to be kept on a pureed diet and carefully watched during mealtimes. On July 16, 2014, Ms. Wilson was provided a meal that was not properly pureed causing her to aspirate food into her trachea. As a result, she passed away.
Deficiencies at Boca Ciega Center for Resident Care Violations
July 25, 2021 Inspection at Boca Ciega Center
Based on record review, observation, interviews and photographic evidence, Boca Ciega Center failed to ensure adequate Oxygen Therapy for two residents (Resident #3 and #5). Resident #3 was receiving Oxygen therapy without physician orders and both Resident #3 & #5 were receiving oxygen flow rates that were inconsistent with physician orders.
December 10, 2020 Inspection at Boca Ciega Center
Observations showed that the facility failed to treat two residents with impaired cognitive status and communication deficits with dignity. Residents #3 and #39 were not effectively communicated with and not ensured a dignified existence. Observed during mealtimes, care staff would stand over the residents while aiding them eat, instead of sitting down as required.
December 9, 2020 Inspection at Boca Ciega Center
An unannounced Fire and Life Safety survey was conducted at Boca Ciega Center on 12/9/20. The survey found that the facility failed to maintain the Fire Alarm System as well as the facility’s generator.
November 3, 2020 Inspection at Boca Ciega Center
During the inspection on 11/3/20, it was determined that the facility failed to timely report suspected abuse, neglect, or theft and report the results of the investigation to proper authorities. Based on interviews and record reviews, it was found that Boca Ciega Center did not submit a Federal Five-Day Report for a physical abuse investigation between two residents (Resident #2 and #3) to the State Survey Agency.
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