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Baron House of Hueytown Nursing Facility
Every nursing home in Alabama has a legal obligation to provide each patient with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing staff will fail to follow the traditional procedures and protocols that can lead to preventable accidents, injuries, and the development of life-threatening bedsores.
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This center is a 50-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Hueytown and Jefferson County, Alabama. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
190 Brooklane Drive
Hueytown, Alabama 35023
Baron House of Hueytown Nursing Facility
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Baron House of Hueytown Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, pain management, hospice, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $9,844 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The federal government, through nursing home regulatory agencies, can impose fines or deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility with severe violations of rules and regulations. Typically, hefty fines are levied against the nursing home when the most egregious violations have occurred that harmed or could harm a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Baron House of Hueytown Nursing Facility, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $3,731 fine on February 01, 2018, and a $6,113 fine on February 01, 2018, for a total of $9,844. During this time, Medicare denied payment on February 01, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
Additional information concerning the facility’s violations can be reviewed on the comprehensive Alabama Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationHueytown Alabama Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and Alabama Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date November 17, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure [the resident] was assessed for a lap tray restraint [before] its use. This deficient practice affected [one resident] reviewed for physical restraints.”
The state investigators reviewed an Order Summary Report that documents the resident was to use a tray on the wheelchair daily signed by a doctor. The Care Plan titled Risk for Injury related to physical restraints indicates that the nursing staff is to check the lap tray every thirty minutes and release every two hours. However, there was “no documented assessment found during the review of [the resident’s] medical record for the use of a lap tray restraint [before] the onset of its use” as required by law.
The state investigators observed the resident in the wheelchair with a lap tray on numerous occasions between November 16, 2016, and November 18, 2016.” On the last day, the surveyors interviewed the Director of Nursing and asked if the resident “had a lap tray restraint on his/her wheelchair.” The Director stated, “Yes, because of a history of falls in the past.”
The surveyors asked the Director of Nursing, “what medical conditions does [the resident] have that would warrant the use of the lap tray restraint?” The Director responded that the resident “had a stroke that left him/her with physical deficits, and he/she also had [other medical conditions]. She further explained the order date/start date for the use of the restraint was May 12, 2016.”
The surveyors asked, “if the resident was assessed for the need of this restraint [before] its use.” The Director stated that “I cannot provide the documentation showing he/she was assessed [before] its use.” The Director also explained that “she had no documentation showing” that other methods were used before the use of the lap tray restraint or documentation “proving it is the least restrictive for [the resident].”
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