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Attalla Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Center
Some statistics show that more than one million Americans currently live in nursing homes. Many of these patients are our mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, children, and friends. Families often relocate their loved ones into a nursing home believing that they will receive the best care and improve their quality of life in a safe environment.
Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in many nursing homes, including those in Etowah County. If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while residing in a nursing home, contact the Alabama nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Attalla Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Center
This facility is an 182-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Attalla and Etowah County, Alabama. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
915 Stewart Avenue Southeast
Attalla, Alabama 35954
Attalla Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Attalla Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that have harmed or could have harmed a nursing facility resident. These penalties include denial of payment for Medicare services are an imposed a monetary fine.
Over the last thirty-six months, Medicare denied payment on two occasions, including on May 05, 2019, and August 03, 2018, due to a lack of quality care. 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationAttalla Alabama Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Alabama Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date June 15, 2017
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F580 date May 5, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home failed to ensure that a resident “received a Provale cup with meals as ordered for a swallowing disorder.” A review of the facility’s policy titled: Adaptive Eating Devices indicates that “adaptive eating devices are available for those who need them.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s most recent Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment that indicated that the resident had a documented swallowing disorder. The most recent Physician’s order indicated a modification to the diet to include thin liquids provided through a 10 cc Provale cup.
A review of the resident’s Care Plan documented that the resident “is at risk for alteration and nutritional status. Thin liquids with 10 ccs Provale cup. Continue with the Registered Dietitian’s recommendations.”
The resident “was observed drinking fluids through a straw” on two occasions over two days because “there was no Provale cup provided.” The Dietary Manager stated that the resident “had a current order for [a specialized cup] for swallowing issues and should have received the [specialized cup] with dinner [on two occasions between June 13, 2017, and June 14, 2017.”
The investigators asked the Dietary Manager “what was the potential harm of the resident not receiving the Provale cup?” The Dietary Manager responded, “he/she could aspirate [a blocked airway of the respiratory tract].”
The facility “failed to notify the resident’s Physician, responsible party and the facility’s administrative staff of the actual events that took place when [the resident] was found deceased in the facility.”
The licensed nursing staff “was aware that [the resident received a regular diet that consisted of a chicken sandwich instead of a puréed diet, which was ordered for the resident.” The resident became unresponsive and was found “sitting straight up in bed, with his/her head tilted to the left side of the pillow, with his/her eyes partially open and mouth wide open with drool going down the mouth.”
The staff failed to notify all parties concerned that the resident “had received the wrong diet order/meal tray for the supper meal” which led to their death.
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Attalla Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Center? Contact the Alabama nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Etowah County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Attalla.
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