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Aspire Physical Recovery Center at Cahaba River
Mistreatment, abuse, and neglect in nursing facilities are often the result of the nursing staff or other caregivers not providing the resident care according to established standards of quality. Their inappropriate behavior often leads to harm, injury, or wrongful death. In other incidents, the victim is assaulted by other residents.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Jefferson County nursing facility, contact the Alabama nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure you receive monetary compensation. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm legally accountable.Aspire Physical Recovery Center at Cahaba River
This facility is a 120-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Birmingham and Jefferson County, Alabama. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
3070 Healthy Way
Birmingham, Alabama 35243
Aspire Physical Recovery Center at Cahaba River
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Aspire Physical Recovery Center at Cahaba River offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of Alabama have the legal responsibility to levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if a nursing home violates established rules and regulations that harm or could have harmed residents.
The nursing home received four complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Alabama Adult Protective Services Website.
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Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites, including the Alabama Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues, and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date August 16, 2018
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Met Professional Standards of Quality – citation #F658 date January 10, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) administered medications in a manner to prevent cross-contamination. The LPN used a clipboard filled with papers to transport medications from the medication cart into residents’ rooms and placed the clipboard on surfaces inside the residents’ rooms.”
Further, “the LPN placed her fingers inside medication cups and inside bags used for crushing medication. This [deficient practice] affected [four residents] observed during medication pass.” The Assistant Director of Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN), who serves as the Infection Control Nurse stated that the nurse’s “finger should not be placed inside medication cups or crush pouches, but instead handled on the outside, due to contamination concerns.” The Assistant Director confirmed that not following protocols “could spread infection.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated January 10, 2018, the facility “failed to ensure a Registered Nurse (RN) wore gloves while cleaning and disinfecting the blood glucose meter after its use on [a resident].” The investigators reviewed a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guideline that says “blood glucose meters need to be cleaned and disinfected after each use. It is our interpretation that individually assigned meters need to be cleaned and disinfected.”
The facility Director of Nursing verified that glucose meters used for other residents need to be first sanitized and cleaned and that it was proper for the surveyor to stop the administering nurse because he failed to clean the glucose meter “before going into the next room.”
The nursing home did not follow protocols based on facility policy when administering a resident’s medication that was scheduled to be administered at 6:00 AM. The medication pass that occurred at 5:40 AM did not contain the resident’s medication nor was it in the back supply.
At 6:30 AM, the surveyors interviewed a staff member who stated that “the facility was out of the medication and the dose [and] would have to wait.” The staff member “stated the process to obtain replacement medications included tearing a sticker off the medication card and sending it to the pharmacy.” He “further stated a reminder had been sent the day before, but the medications had already been delivered, and there were none available to give to the resident.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Aspire Physical Recovery Center at Cahaba River? Contact the Alabama nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Jefferson County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Birmingham.
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