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Calhoun Health Care Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Mistreatment of the elderly in nursing facilities is unacceptable, disgraceful and reprehensible. Many families entrust the care of their loved one to the staff in a nursing home and place their full faith that their family member will receive dignity and respect in a compassionate, safe environment. Unfortunately, neglect and abuse still occur all too often in many nursing homes nationwide.
If your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while residing in a Gordon County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf to ensure your family is adequately compensated for your damages.
Calhoun Health Care Center
This nursing facility is a "for profit" Medicare/Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Calhoun and Gordon County, Georgia. The 100-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
1387 Highway 41 North
Calhoun, Georgia 30701
Financial Penalties and Violations
The state and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed a nursing home patient. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, nursing home regulators imposed a monetary fine of $12,688 against Calhoun Health Care Center on August 16, 2018, citing substandard care. Also, the facility received two formally filed complaints that resulted in citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Calhoun Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Georgia and the federal government regularly update their long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations and post the information on Medicare.com.
According to Medicare, this 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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Remains Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Needed for Medical Treatment - citation date August 16, 2018
According to investigators, "the facility failed to ensure that one resident was free from restraint and provided ongoing monitoring and evaluation for the continued use of physical restraint related to bed rails." The incident involved a cognitively impaired resident who "require two-person extensive assist for transfers and no restraints used."
However, the state investigators observed a resident in bed with one-half side rails up on each side of the bed. The bed rails were observed to be located midway on either side of the bed. The resident was observed toward the end of the bed and attempting to get up. The resident's brief was noted to be wet."
Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents - citation date August 16, 2018
The investigative team "determined the facility failed to provide adequate care during activities of daily living (ADL) care, and brief change to prevent an avoidable injury to [a resident]." The investigators determined that actual harm was identified after reviewing hospital records.
The surveyors interviewed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who stated: "while changing the resident's brief" the resident "became agitated and started swinging arms and legs trying to hit and kick the CNA. The CNA then stated that she walked away from the resident for a few minutes and came back when the resident was still agitated [and] swinging arms and legs and resisting getting her brief changed."
At that time, the CNA said that the resident "hit her head against the wall beside the bed and hit her arms against the side rails on the bed causing skin tears and bleeding in both of her forearms and left leg. The CNA stated she smashed the call bell and [another CNA] came into the room" and then left the room to get a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
Failure to Provide Appropriate Treatment and Care According to Physician's Orders, Resident's Preferences and Goals - citation date June 11, 2018
The surveyors documented that the facility "failed to administer one medication to one resident [according to] Physician's orders." The documentation shows that the resident was to receive additional medications after an antibiotic regimen was completed. The investigators interviewed the Director of Nursing who revealed that the "pharmacy had missed the order for [the resident's medication]" that was not filled or delivered.
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Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Calhoun Health Care Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Gordon County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Calhoun.
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