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Blue Ridge Healthcare Montrose Bay
Deciding to entrust the medical team at a 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 Baldwin 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.Blue Ridge Healthcare Montrose Bay
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing care and services to residents of Fairhope and Baldwin County, Alabama. The 83-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
22670 Main Street
Fairhope, Alabama 36532
Blue Ridge Healthcare Montrose Bay
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Blue Ridge Healthcare Montrose Bay offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
It is the legal responsibility of Alabama and the federal government investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Alabama Adult Protective Services Website.
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Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Alabama Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date January 26, 2017
- Failure to Ensure Each Resident Receives an Accurate Assessment – citation #F641 date March 8, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home failed to ensure that a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) cleaned the resident’s left ischium (hip) wound “from the inner wound bed to the outer wound bed.” The nurse “was also observed to clean the resident’s right buttock wound with the same 4 x 4 used to clean the resident sacral area.”
Furthermore, the LPN “did not remove her gloves and wash her hands after removing the dressing from [the resident’s] right heel [before] cleaning the wound and dressing the wound on the right heel. These deficient practices affected the resident.”
The investigative team interviewed the Director of Nursing who verified the proper way to clean the wound and prevent the potential for cross-contamination was from “the inside to the outside; a circular motion.” The Director also confirmed that there was a potential risk of patting a wound while cleansing the wound “if infected, in one area, you would contaminate the wound.”
The facility “failed to ensure a resident’s comprehensive MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment accurately reflected the resident’s use of a walker for ambulation.” The investigation involved a severely cognitively impaired resident who “used a wheelchair for mobility. The MDS did not reflect the resident’s use of a walker for mobility.”
A review of the resident’s Physical Mobility Care Plan indicated that the resident “required supervision with one staff for locomotion using a wheelchair. The Care Plan did not mention [the resident’s] use of a walker for ambulation.”
The survey team observed the resident “ambulating with a walker to the dining room and when attending Resident Council.” The investigators interviewed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and asked how the resident would “get around in the facility.” The CNA stated, “by walker [and by] wheelchair.” The CNA stated that they had provided care to the resident since they were first admitted to the facility.
The CNA also indicated that the resident walked with their walker all day and “sometimes the resident will forget to use a walker when walking.” The CNA stated that they would have to remind the resident to use their walker and verified that the resident never used a wheelchair to propel around the facility.
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Blue Ridge Healthcare Montrose Bay? Contact the Alabama nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Baldwin County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Fairhope.
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