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Budd Terrace at Wesley Woods Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Not all forms of mistreatment that occur in nursing homes are obvious. In some cases, the patient becomes a victim of neglect or abuse in a fall, or the development of preventable bedsores. Sometimes, the family remains unaware that their loved one is being mistreated by caregivers, employees, visitors or other patients until they are seriously injured.
If your loved one was victimized through the negligent or reckless actions of others, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now. Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf to ensure your family receives adequate financial compensation for your damages. Time is of the essence. All necessary paperwork must be filed in the appropriate Georgia courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Budd Terrace at Wesley Woods
This long-term care home is a 250-certified bed center providing cares to residents of Atlanta and Fulton and DeKalb Counties, Georgia. The "not for profit" Medicare/Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1833 Clifton Road, Ne
Atlanta, Georgia 30329
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Budd Terrace at Wesley Woods offers other services. These services include long-term care, short-term care, neurological rehab, and physical, occupational and speech therapies.
The federal government and state of Georgia routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators identify severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Over the last three years, federal regulators imposed a monetary fine of $21,715 against Budd Terrace at Wesley Woods on April 14, 2017, citing substandard care. Also, Medicare denied payment for services rendered on the same date. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.Atlanta Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Georgia and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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 four out of five stars for quality measures.Failure to Ensure That Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Meet Professional Standards of Quality - citation date April 14, 2017
According to investigators, the facility "failed to maintain professional nursing standards of quality and nursing standards of practice as evidenced by not assessing a resident for pain during wound care. This [failure] resulted in actual harm for [a resident] who had frequent repetitive verbalizations of pain during one of two wound care observations."
The deficiency involved "five residents who were reviewed for pain during wound care." The investigators interviewed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Unit Manager and a Registered Nurse (RN) Wound Care Nurse who "verified they did not stop to assess and evaluate why [one resident] was yelling out so often during wound care."
Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading - citation date April 14, 2017
The state surveyors documented the "facility failed to ensure the appropriate hand hygiene was performed during wound care." The investigative team observed a resident receiving pressure sore treatment by a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)/Wound Care Nurse.
The LPN washed her hands and put on gloves before "removing the old dressing on a stage IV pressure sore in the resident's right ischium. After removing her soiled gloves and without washing/sanitizing her hands, the nurse [put on] clean gloves and provided treatment for [the resident's pressure sores]."
Failure to Store Food According to Professional Standards - citation date February 15, 2018
The state survey team determined "the facility failed to maintain an appropriate temperature for cold foods (salads and desserts) to prevent foodborne illness." The investigative team interviewed the Assistant Dietary Manager who was "checking the food temperatures on the lunch tray line. There was a meal cart containing trays with lunch desserts (cheese kick with topping, purée cheesecake with white topping, fruit cocktail, and salad) adjacent to the tray line."
The staff member stated that "they were ready to start serving lunch trays. Food temperatures were not taken in the meal cart containing the desserts and salads. At this time, the surveyor asked [the Assistant Dietary Manager] if food temperatures were done in the cold foods." The manager stated that "we are supposed to, but it is not always done."
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Budd Terrace at Wesley Woods? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 today. We represent Fulton and DeKalb Counties victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Atlanta.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide 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. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.Sources