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Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility
Deciding to entrust the medical team at a local nursing home to provide a loved one the highest level of care can never be easy. In some situations, Nurses and Nurse’s Aides will assure the family that they follow established standards of care when, in fact, that does not happen. Without warning, their loved one can be victimized through mistreatment, neglect, or abuse due to mismanagement, insufficient staffing, or poor hiring practices.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Jefferson County nursing facility, contact the Alabama nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives financial compensation to recover your damages. We can begin working on your case now.Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Birmingham and Jefferson County, Alabama. The 132-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1000 Dugan Avenue
Birmingham, Alabama 35214
Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility offers other needed services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
Fined $11,703 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and surveyors in the state of Alabama have a legal duty to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify violations of established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive heavy monetary penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility for $11,703 on November 02, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home received six 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 ConsultationBirmingham Alabama Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Alabama and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date June 22, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home failed to ensure that a CNA plus transferred the resident “using the total lift with two-person assist per the resident’s individualized Care Plan [according to] manufacturer’s information on the proper use of the lift.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment that shows that the severely, cognitively impaired resident had “short-term and long-term memory problems. The resident was assessed as being totally dependent on staff for transfers, with two-person physical assist.” The document also indicates that the resident requires “extensive assistance with bathing, with one-person physical assistance.”
The resident’s Care Plan instructs the nursing staff to transfer the resident using a “full-body lift and staff of two.” However, the facility’s Resident Incident Report and Investigation File documented that on May 11, 2019, the Certified Nursing Assistant who transferred the resident “from the bed to the shower gurney (bath boat) did not follow [the resident’s] Plan of Care, which indicated the resident requires two-person assistance with the mechanical lift transfer.”
Instead, the CNA used “the mechanical lift by herself to transfer [the resident]. After the transfer was complete and during the provision of the shower, [the resident] became combative and fell off the shower gurney.” The document indicates that “the resident’s fall did not occur during the transfer or as a result of the transfer.”
The investigators interviewed the CNA, who confirmed that she failed to use a two-person assist when transferring the resident “from the bed to the bath boat with a total lift.” The CNA indicated that “the resident could have fallen or had an accident.” The facility Executive Director confirmed that the CNA failed to follow the resident’s Care Plan.
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility? 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.
We encourage you to talk to our legal team today about your case through an initial, free claim consultation. We provide all our clients a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning if we cannot secure financial compensation on your behalf, you owe us nothing. All information you share with our law offices concerning your monetary recovery case will remain confidential.