Background Information on Tarpon Bayou Center
Tarpon Bayou Center is a 114-bed nursing home located in Pinellas County, Florida. It can be found at 515 Chesapeake Drive in Tarpon Springs. The legal business name of the facility is Tarpon Rehabilitation Center, LLC. and it is owned by Hearthstone Senior Communities, Inc. As of this post, Medicare has given this facility an overall rating of four out of five stars on their Care Compare site. This overall rating is based on Tarpon Bayou Center’s staffing levels, quality care measures, and performances on health inspections. Within the past three years, Tarpon Bayou Center has been federally fined two times for serious health citations. These fines have cost the facility approximately $17,000. Additionally, the facility has been sued in the past for allegations of nursing home abuse and neglect.
Tarpon Bayou Center has also faced nursing home negligence lawsuits, alleging poor care.
Lawsuits Against Tarpon Bayou Center for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations
The following lawsuits have been filed against Tarpon Bayou Center:
Aspinwall, Nicole vs. Tarpon Bayou Center
Allegations: During her stay at Tarpon Bayou Center, Ms. Aspinwall was improperly cared for by the facility’s staff which resulted in the deterioration of her health. Ms. Aspinwall suffered from dehydration, inadequate nutrition, and the development of a sepsis infection. Due to these conditions, she had to be hospitalized.
Wyatt, Ila M. E/O vs. Tarpon Bayou Center
Allegations: As a result of the facility’s negligence, Ms. Wyatt developed a stage three bedsore, also known as a pressure ulcer, on her bottom, a stage two bedsore on her sacrum, and stage one bedsores on both heels. Ms. Wyatt also suffered infections as a result of these wounds. The estate of Ms. Wyatt sued Tarpon Bayou Center after her passing due to the negligence she suffered during her residency at the facility.
Hill, Francine E/O vs. Tarpon Bayou Center
Allegations: When Ms. Hill was admitted to Tarpon Bayou Center, she was a known fall risk. However, Tarpon Bayou Center failed to properly supervise Ms. Hill and provide fall prevention measures in the facility. Ms. Hill suffered a fall that resulted in a fractured humerus and severe hematoma of the left upper extremity.
Deficiencies at Tarpon Bayou Center for Resident Care Violations
February 4th, 2022, Inspection at Tarpon Bayou Center
During an inspection at Tarpon Bayou Center, surveyors observed a resident smoking a cigarette outside on the smoking patio. Based on the facility’s policies and procedures, staff failed to ensure the resident was protected from potential burns by not ensuring that they wear a protective smoking apron during the activity.
November 6th, 2020, Inspection at Tarpon Bayou Center
Based on observations, interviews, and record reviews, this inspection failed to ensure that two of their residents were not provided their splints to prevent further limb contractures. Both residents are dependent on staff for total care. Splints are applied in order to maintain or prevent a loss of range of motion (ROM).
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