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Bryant Health and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Mistreatment still occurs in nursing facilities across America. According to statistics, the elderly, disabled, rehabilitating and infirmed are some of the nation's most vulnerable citizens where abuse and neglect are found in early one-third of all nursing homes nationwide.
If your loved one was harmed while residing in a Bleckley County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our network of attorneys provides legal representation, counsel, and advice to residents in nursing homes who are receiving substandard care. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing your harm both legally and financially accountable.
Bryant Health and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing home is a Medicare/Medicaid-participating "for profit" center providing cares to residents of Cochran and Bleckley County, Georgia. The 75-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
134 S 6Th Street
Cochran, Georgia 31014
Financial Penalties and Violations
It is the legal responsibility of state and federal investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated 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 Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Cochran Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Georgia long-term care home from various online publically-available sources including the GA Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, the facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading - citation date September 7, 2017
According to investigators, the facility "failed to ensure the nursing staff washed/sanitized their hands after touching residents' equipment during one of two meal services on two of three halls (100 Hall and 200 Hall)." The state surveyors observed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) on the Hall 100 "taking a meal tray from the meal cart, carrying it into [the resident's room], set the tray on the bedside table in front of the resident and opened the milk carton."
After setting the meal tray down on the bedside table, the CNA "reached into her pocket and pulled out a tissue, wiped her nose, then opened the straw placing it into the milk carton. She then placed utensils from the tray onto the plate."
In a separate summary statement dated March 17, 2016, investigators noted the facility "failed to prevent the potential for foodborne illness during the preparation of food for fifty-two out of a total of seventy-one residents." Two of those residents have "PEG tubes and nineteen residents are served puréed diets."
The nursing home also "failed to maintain an infection control program that demonstrated ongoing surveillance, recognition, investigation and controlling infections to help prevent the development and spread of infection.
Failure to Provide Necessary Care and Services to Maintain the Resident's Highest Well-Being - citation date March 17, 2016
The state surveyors noted that "the facility failed to clarify Physician's orders and notify the Physician of one resident with blood sugar's less than 60 and greater than 450" involving "insulin-dependent diabetic residents." The facility also "failed to assess one resident's medical treatment for thrill and bruit, blood pressure and heart rate according to policy and procedure."
Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents - citation date March 17, 2016
The investigators noted that the "facility failed to provide a safe environment for smoking as defined by their policy." The deficient practice involved five residents "that smoke by not providing a fire blanket." The nursing home also failed to provide a safe environment "related to unsecured handrail/grab bars."
Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Safe, Easy to Use, Clean and Comfortable for Residents, Staff, and the Public - citation date March 17, 2016
The survey team documented that the "facility failed to ensure the outside environment was free from discolored concrete benches and failed to properly dispose of broken and unused equipment." The state investigators observed, "three torn screens with white discoloration were leaning against the building [and the] presence of a piece of white metal and two wheelchairs in the back of the building on the lawn."
A "swing with white raised discolored areas were present in the seat of the swing and not in the back, four concrete benches and discolored black areas present and to concrete benches that were uneven in the ground with the event seat tilted forward were observed."
Abused at Bryant Health and Rehab Center? Our Attorneys can Help
Has your loved one been mistreated or neglected while living at Bryant Health And Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 now. We represent Bleckley County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Cochran.
It is always free to discuss your case with our legal team. We provide a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee, meaning you will owe us nothing until we can secure financial recovery on your behalf.