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Pensacola Nursing Home Abuse, Neglect & Negligence
Located in northwest Florida, Pensacola is a relatively small city with approximately 52,000 residents. The city is known for being located in a bay near the Gulf of Mexico and boasting a heritage that includes being under Spanish, French, British, and American rule. As a beach city, it is an attractive location for tourists and retirees; the senior population of Pensacola, according to the 2017 U.S. Census, was almost 17% of the population.
Despite its significant senior population and gorgeous locale, some Pensacola nursing homes have been criticized for failing to provide adequate care to their residents. In April 2019, a jury awarded the family of Bertha Davis $200,000 after she suffered a fatal fall. The jury found that the nursing home, Pensacola Health Care Facility, was negligent in caring for Ms. Davis and that their lack of supervision caused Ms. Davis’ fall.
In another case, a 90-year old woman was admitted to the hospital from the Rosewood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Pensacola. The doctors found that she was dehydrated, malnourished, had several bruises and scabs on her back, had “skin growing over bandages,” and was suffering from sepsis due to an untreated urinary tract infection. These injuries caused her death the following day. According to an investigative report conducted by USA Today Network – Florida, the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) had not taken any action in this case. In contrast, the Department of Children and Families determined that this was a case of medical neglect.
The USA Today Network – Florida report also found that AHCA was often aware of the problems at nursing homes, citing them several times in the years or months preceding a fatal event, for similar problems. This was the case for Pensacola assisted living facility Alpine Adult Care, a small, 14-bed institution. AHCA issued an emergency moratorium on further admissions into the Pensacola facility after the organization found that some of the staff were not trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, residents were often not given the correct dosage of their medication at the times required, and that some were given expired prescription drugs. The emergency moratorium went into effect after the facility’s failure to administer medication via an inhaler at the proper time led to one resident’s death. However, the action taken by AHCA did not mean that Alpine Adult Care was required to shut its doors. It remains open as the AHCA continues to monitor and investigate the facility.
It is clear from the above that the actions of the AHCA are not sufficient to monitor nursing home neglect. Relying on AHCA reports is also inadequate as months or even years of citations for consistent issues may continue without further action on the part of the AHCA. If you or your loved one is experiencing negligent conditions while a resident at a nursing facility in Pensacola, we encourage you to get in touch with nursing home abuse attorneys. With extensive experience in the field of Florida assisted living facility lawsuits and Florida nursing home negligence, we can provide the action that AHCA often can or will not.
Pensacola Area Nursing Homes
The following is a sample list of nursing homes in the Pensacola area. For the most part, Pensacola nursing homes rate above average. However, if you or a loved one is a resident at one of these facilities and suffered a serious injury or death, contact our Florida nursing home abuse attorneys immediately at 1-844-253-8919.
Arcadia Health & Rehabilitation Center 10095 Hillview Road Pensacola
Bay Breeze Senior Living and Rehabilitation Center 3387 Gulf Breeze Parkway Gulf Breeze
Bayside Health and Rehabilitation Center 4343 Langley Avenue Pensacola
Century Health and Rehabilitation Center 6020 Industrial Blvd Century
Consulate Health Care of Pensacola 235 West Airport Blvd Pensacola
Crestview Rehabilitation Center, LLC 1849 First Avenue East Crestview
Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center 195 Mattie M Kelly Blvd Destin
Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, LLC 114 Third Street SE Fort Walton Beach
Haven of Our Lady of Peace 1900 Summit Boulevard Pensacola
Life Care Center of Pensacola 3291 East Olive Rd Pensacola
Manor at Blue Water Bay 1500 North White Point Rd Niceville
Olive Branch Health and Rehab Center 8325 University Parkway Pensacola
Pruitthealth – Santa Rosa 5530 Northrop Road Milton
Rehabilitation Center at Park Place 1717 W Avery St Pensacola
Rosewood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center 3107 North H Street Pensacola
Sandy Ridge Health and Rehabilitation 5360 Glover Lane Milton
Shoal Creek Rehabilitation Center 500 Hospital Drive Crestview
Silvercrest Health and Rehabilitation Center 910 Brookmeade Drive Crestview
Solaris Healthcare Pensacola 8475 University Parkway Pensacola
Southern Oaks Care Center 600 W Gregory St Pensacola
Specialty Health and Rehabilitation Center 6984 Pine Forest Road Pensacola
University Hills Health and Rehabilitation 10040 Hillview Road Pensacola
Westbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 1001 Mar-Walt Drive Fort Walton Beach
Willowbrooke Court at Azalea Trace 10100 Hillview Dr Pensacola