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Camden Nursing Facility
Attorneys for Neglected & Mistreated at Camden Nursing Facility
Every nursing home in Alabama has a legal obligation to provide each patient with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing staff will fail to follow the traditional procedures and protocols that can lead to preventable accidents, injuries, and the development of life-threatening bedsores.
If your loved one was injured while residing in Wilcox County nursing facility, contact the Alabama nursing home affiliate attorneys now for help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has successfully resolved many compensation cases just like yours, and we can help your family too.
Camden Nursing Facility
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 95-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Camden and Wilcox County, Alabama. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
210 Ponderosa Drive
Camden, Alabama 36726
URL: NO WEBSITE
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Camden Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
Fined $162,246 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that have harmed or could have harmed a nursing facility resident. These penalties include denial of payment for Medicare services are an imposed a monetary fine.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Camden Nursing Facility for $162,246 on November 12, 2016, citing substandard care. The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Alabama Adult Protective Services Website.
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Camden Alabama 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 the Alabama Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Allow the Resident the Right to Participate in the Planning or Revision of the Resident’s Care Plan – citation #F280 date November 12, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to revise the resident’s Care Plan after the resident was found self-propelling in a wheelchair into the parking lot unsupervised.” It was determined that “no interventions were added to the resident’s Care Plan to address the resident’s continued behavior of entering the facility’s parking lot unsupervised.”
On October 28, 2016, the resident “was self-propelling in the parking lot unsupervised when struck by a vehicle. The incident resulted in a skull fracture and hearing loss and required hospitalization” for three days. The state investigators notified the Administrator, the Director of Nursing and the Assistant Director of Nursing “of the findings of Immediate Jeopardy.”
The deficient practice by the nursing staff “affected the resident, with a history of self-propelling in a wheelchair unsupervised in the parking lot.” On November 7, 2016, the “state agency received a complaint alleging the facility often allowed [the resident] to be in the parking lot at the facility in a wheelchair. The complainant also alleged that on October 28, 2016, [the resident] was hit by a vehicle in the facility’s parking lot.”
A historical medical record from three years earlier had an injury at 9:25 AM that documented that the resident “was found in the facility parking lot.” The resident “was backing his wheelchair across the parking lot [as the individual] was coming to work in the morning around 9:15 AM.” The resident was backing their wheelchair “right behind the cars.” The individual immediately went to the injured resident and stayed with them until they “came to the front entrance porch.”
A review of the documentation back then indicated “there were no approaches added to the Care Plan to guide the staff on how to handle the resident’s behavior of going to the facility’s parking lot unattended.” There was an Elopement/Wandering Review conducted when the “resident was found in the parking lot.” However, the resident “did not have a history of leaving the facility without the need for supervision and leaving the facility without informing staff.” It concluded that “the resident was not at risk for elopement.”
The investigators interviewed the facility Administrator and Director of Nursing, who stated that “the resident is not easy to deal with and had multiple behavior issues. [The resident] also had several psychiatric admissions.”
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