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Brown Health and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many families are faced with the unenviable decision to place a loved one in a nursing facility because they can no longer provide the care at home. However, locating the ideal place can be challenging to ensure that they are treated with dignity and respect. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect still occur at many nursing facilities nationwide.
If your loved one was victimized by mistreatment while living in a nursing facility in Franklin, Hart or Madison County, contact the Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now. Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf to ensure your family receives adequate monetary recovery for your damages.
Brown Health and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing home is a Medicare/Medicaid-participating "for profit" center providing care to residents of Royston and Franklin, Hart and Madison Counties, Georgia. The 100-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
545 Cook Street
Royston, Georgia 30662
Brown Health and Rehabilitation
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Brown Health and Rehab Center offers other services. These services that include hospice, transitional care, bariatric care, and restorative services including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of Georgia have the legal responsibility to levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if a nursing home has violated established regulations that harm or could have harmed residents.
Over the last three years, nursing home regulators imposed a massive monetary fine of $120,744 against Brown Health and Rehab Center on July 18, 2016, citing substandard care. Also, Medicare denied payment for services on the same date.
The nursing home received ten formally filed complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Royston Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including Georgia Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, the 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 Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident's Doctor or the Resident's Responsible Party of a Serious Decline in Their Medical Condition - citation date November 7, 2016
The state surveyors "determined the facility failed to notify the Physician and responsible party than a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) had administered an incorrect dose [of insulin]." The investigators informed the Administrator on October 31, 2016 that "a determination was made that the situation in which the non-compliance with one or more requirements of participation has caused, or had the likelihood to cause, serious injury, harm, impairment or death to residents" involving the administration of an "incorrect dose of insulin."
Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program - citation date August 9, 2018
According to investigators, the facility "failed to maintain an effective infection control program related to labeling and storage of personal care equipment." The nursing home also "failed to maintain cross-contamination of clean linens during the folding process and failed to maintain sanitary dining supplies."
Failure to Develop and Implement Policies and Procedures for Flu and Pneumonia Vaccinations - citation date August 9, 2018
The state surveyors stated that the facility "failed to offer pneumonia vaccine [to two residents] reviewed for the pneumonia vaccine." The investigators interviewed the facility Infection Control Nurse who stated: "she only works sixteen hours a week [and she gets] consents for each resident" regarding influenza/pneumonia vaccinations.
The nurse stated that "she noticed the facility was behind in pneumonia vaccines, but that time last year [when residents were being inoculated] was around a Scabies outbreak, and the facility focused on getting the resident's treated for [scabies]."
Failure To Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Meet Professional Standards of Quality - citation date November 7, 2016
The investigators determined "that the facility failed to ensure that services provided met professional standards. The facility failed to ensure that licensed nursing staff administered insulin correctly and safely to [one resident]." The resident "was administered 100 units [of their insulin] instead of the Physician-ordered twelve units which resulted in her hospitalization."
The surveyors stated that the "facility failed to ensure that the licensed nursing staff notified the Physician and Director of Nursing immediately of the significant medication error per facility policy until 24 hours later. There was no indication that staff notified the Physician/Nurse Practitioner of the resident's low blood sugar levels of 49 [on that day] or the intervention staff implemented to increase the blood sugar level at that time. There is no indication that the family was notified timely of the significant medication error until after the resident was sent to the hospital."
A Victim of Neglect at Brown Health and Rehabilitation Center? Contact Us Today for Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect or abuse while living at Brown Health and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 now. We represent Franklin, Hart and Madison County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Royston.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, our network of attorneys provides a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured financial recovery on your behalf.