Baybreeze Nursing & Retirement

(866) 653-9337

3387 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, GULF BREEZE, FL


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  • Senior Community
  • Skilled Nursing Facility

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  • Medicare Yes
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  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
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User Reviews

10/22/2015  -  An OurParents User Writes:

My 83 yr old mother-in-law was in rehab for 3 months and then their assisted living facility for a year before she passed away. I cannot say enough good things about their warm, loving, "happy" staff and their immaculate, bright sunny facility. She was so happy there and felt like she was in her own home surrounded by friends and family. She loved her private room with her private bathroom and her little patio and garden outside. They let the resident decorate their rooms however they want with their own furniture, pictures, plants etc. The dining room is like a nice restaurant and they have lots of big barbecues, parties, holiday events and live entertainment on a regular basis. I enjoyed visiting with her there because ever employee seemed to really love their job and the residents they took care of. Baybreeze redefines "nursing home". It was just home for her and we are so indebted to them for taking such good care of her down to her very last day! We will miss them all dearly...

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    04/06/2014  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    I am a previous employee of Bay Breeze who left due to relocation. I am honestly heartbroken that I had to leave Bay Breeze. There is no place like this facility. The staff is incredible. Everyone cares so much about one another and their residents. Being a CNA, I felt like I was treated as an equal by my supervisors, DON, and even the administrator. The facility is clean, upbeat, and very welcoming to visitors, residents, and employees. I'd give anything to still be at Bay Breeze. :)

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    12/12/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    this review is for the ones that believe their loved one didn't receive quality care at this facility. In my opinion it is not the workers fault if your loved one didn't receive quality care. You should be blaming it on state mandates that say how many nurses and cna's need to be staffed per resident. Being a CNA myself it is extremely difficult to take care of 10 patients. It may not sound like a lot, but when all 10 of those patients are total care, meaning they can not stand, are incontinent, and most of the time extremely heavy due to lack of being able to move, the 1 CNA that is caring for them is tired, back is sore, and probably hasn't been to the bathroom all day. Patients who are incontinent are suppose to be changed every 2 hours. Because of the staffing this can not always be done. Let me enlighten you on a regular 7am-3pm shift on a Monday morning.....I arrive at 6:45, get report from the night CNA (5 minutes). I first head to my lady who's husband like to be there at around 7:15 to take her to breakfast. It's monday so and her shower day, so before he gets there I have to get her out of bed, give her a shower, get her dressed, hair done and makeup on. (remember, she can't do anything for herself and weighs about 150lbs and also remember this all needs to be done in 20min.) Now that she is done, I head down the hall to get someone else dressed. He requires a machine to get him out of bed. After him I still have 5 more to get dressed and ready for breakfast which normally comes around 8:00. Luckily, the night CNA has already gotten 3 people up for me. Now it's after breakfast, 9:30. I start changing everyone because I am required to take my lunch at 10:30. That gives me 1 hour to change all 10 people and give my other 2 showers. 5 of the people I have to change I have to use a machine that helps stand them up. OH YEA, between all that I have to make all 7 of the beds, 3 of which I have to change all the linens because they were my showers and on shower days the beds have to be stripped (your loved one gets fresh sheets every other day unless it needs it more often). It's 11:00 and I'm back from lunch..... I need to finish making the beds before lunch trays come at 11:30. Lunch is here and this is one of the longest meals because most patients take a long time to eat the BIG meal they receive and a lot of them need to be fed. Seeing as how there is only 3 CNA's on the hall and there are 5 people to be fed, well, I'm sure you can see how the math doesn't add up. It is now 1:00pm and its time to start laying people down for afternoon naps. I have found through my experience that it is best to lay everyone down and then go back to change them. So from about 1:00 until 2:45 (when the next shift arrives) that is what I am doing. SOOOOOO.....if you want to be mad at why your loved one didn't get changed every hour like you wanted or they might have a spill on their shirt, that is why. Of course there is always the family members that just don't want to accept the fact that their family member is declining and it is for their own safety that they are in a wheelchair. It is absolutely not for convenience. As a matter of fact it is very inconvenient when a patient can't stand or walk because then it requires us to hold them up as we try and pull down there clothes at the same time. So, the next time you go visit someone at a nursing home and they have a little bit of food on their shirt, instead of fussing about it, why don't you try changing the shirt yourself, and I really hope it is someone that scratches, spits and punches you, so maybe you will be a little more understanding of what we go through.

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    11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Baybreeze Nursing & Retirement is an average sized, for profit, nursing home with 120 beds based in Gulf Breeze, FL. At last check, the facility had 110 residents indicating that it is 92% occupied which is about average within the state of Florida. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident counseling services.
    This nursing home and assisted living facility, is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Baybreeze Nursing & Retirement, was 4 stars, which is a better rating than 85% of nursing homes in Florida. Important to note that this facility has recently detriorated and has gone from 5 stars to 4 stars.
    We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Baybreeze Nursing & Retirement with other senior care providers in Florida. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 07/20/2012.
    To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

    09/26/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    I went to the AHCA website to see what the latest state survey inspection scores were and I am horrified! This facility had 17 "tags". I feel people should educate themselves before having a loved one placed in this facility. I am adding the link for the current 2012 state survey.

    Response: For the 2013 state inspection, we received a perfect score! 100% deficiency free!

    Response: you should also maybe read what the "tags" were.

    08/24/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    I did not have the choice of no stars, because that is the rating I would give Bay Breeze. No stars for a facility that made a life-threatening mistake with my mother’s medication. Because of that mistake, my mother did not go home from Bay Breeze; she went instead to the Intensive Care Unit of a local hospital.
    I wrote a grievance letter to Bay Breeze and even though I had proof from the facility’s own records that a mistake in my mother’s medication had been made, Bay Breeze never acknowledged that mistake nor did they take responsibility for what happened to my mother.
    I have no confidence that Bay Breeze has addressed or corrected the concerns I raised in my grievance letter.

    05/13/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    No statement of exactly what care will be provided on daily basis; irregular schedule; late medication; nursing director rude and doesn't properly instruct aids.

    09/27/2010  -  An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes:

    We had our father at this facility for only a week. He was able to walk and feed himself when he went in but a week later could hardly do either. He was over medicated because of his behavioral issues. There was no other choices to curve his behavior besides medication. We are very upset with the lack of care that he received at bay breeze and do not recommend it to anyone with alzheimer disease and having still mobility. Majority of residents were in wheelchairs we believe for convenience.

    08/03/2010  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Over all compared to national rankings this is a good place. They could do better in their phone service getting patient to family member contact without long waits for the initial answering of the phone and then getting to actually talk to a family member that can not answer normally. It can take from 10 to 25 min and several calls

    Response: The reason it takes so long to get the phone from front desk to resident is because you are put on hold and an announcement is placed on the speakers for the CNA on that hall to assist the resident in said room. CNA's and nurses are often busy at that moment and cannot get to the phone immediately. The avoid this, ask for a personal phone line in your loved one's room. They will be provided with their own personal number, eliminating any wait!

    07/27/2010  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    I recommend anyone that has their loved ones in BayBreeze please move them They dont take care of the residents or their employees..the administator and don does not care about anybody..also there are lots of times they dont change the residents diapers..this nursing home is just not for your loved one..

    Response: thats because the don and the social worker are too busy fooling around with each other

    Response: I am a previous employee. I felt that I was treated as an equal by the DON. The social worker visits her clients regularly, and everyone is treated as well and fairly as they possibly can. I would definitely put my loved ones here, and I would love to move Bay Breeze a thousand miles north to where I currently reside!

    04/20/2010  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    my mother left the people at baybreeze. there staff of younger cnas all had drug issues an people calling the office an harrassing the other staff... when brought to the attention of the elder staff shannon an dave nothing was done about it other than a slap on the wrist. im happy now my mother found a drug free place where i know she will be safe.

    Response: Could you please tell me where you moved your mother. I am a sole caretaker of my mother and am in desperate need of your assistance.

    Thank you so very much.


    Response: The staff at Bay Breeze undergoes drug tests. I am not sure how one can assume an employee is a drug addict without proof. When suspected of drug abuse, any employee goes through an immediate drug test.

    Description of Baybreeze Nursing & Retirement in GULF BREEZE, FL

    Number of Beds : 120

    Encompassing a broad range of living arrangements and care options, assisted living services offered by Bay Breeze Nursing, and Retirement Center are designed to provide you with all that you need to live as comfortably and enjoyably as possible. Assisted living, geared toward individuals who want to live with some level of independence but occassionally need a little assistance, is the fastest growing, long-term care option for seniors. There are many reasons for living in an assisted living community. Research suggests that seniors who live near their peers and have a variety of social activities feel a greater sense of well-being. Assisted living provides senior-friendly housing and a caring staff. Other services you'll find include around-the-clock supervision and security, access to professional nurses, emergency call systems, help with daily living, and nutritious meals prepared by chefs. These communities typically provide linen service, housekeeping, transportation, and a calendar of social events. Bay Breeze Nursing, and Retirement Center is a community where you'll experience a comfortable new beginning with a dedicated staff. In this community, residents find a full range of assisted living services, as well as a helpful, caring staff. Assisted living offers help on an as-needed basis, with the goal of supplying the support required to stay as self-reliant as possible. If you are looking for the perfect assisted living services for you or a loved one, call today to find out more.



    Community Services
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry Service
    • Fire Sprinkler System
    Personal Assistance
    • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
    • Catheter Management
    • Foot Care
    • Sitting, Standing, Walking
    • Toileting
    • Medication Management
    Special Health Conditions
    • Colostomy or Urostomy

    Demographic Profile for GULF BREEZE, FL, 32563


    Male Population
    Female Population
    Median Age
    43.3 Years
    Average Household Income

    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average

    2% Below
    Cost of Food
    1% Above
    4% Below
    Equal to

    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

    Air Quality
    57 / 100
    Water Quality
    84 / 100
    Superfund Sites
    60 / 100
    Physicians per 100k

    Annual Crime

    Violent Crimes
    Property Crimes