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Camellia Gardens of Life Care Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Was your loved one mistreated while living in a Thomas County nursing facility? Are you concerned that they were the victims of abuse or neglect at the hands of caregivers or other residents? If so, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal help.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has represented many nursing home victims and can assist your family, too. We provide every client with a free initial consultation to discuss their case and determine the best legal options to proceed. Call now so we can begin working on your case today.Camellia Gardens of Life Care Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is an 83-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Thomasville and Thomas County, Georgia. The "for-profit" home is located at:
804 South Broad Street
Thomasville, Georgia 31792
Camellia Gardens of Life Care Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Camellia Gardens of Life Care Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.Financial Penalties and Violations
It is a legal responsibility of state and federal investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
The nursing home received two complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Georgia Department of Community Health Website.
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Georgia Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including three 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 Provide Safe and Appropriate Respiratory Care for a Resident When Needed – citation #F695 date December 19, 2018
- Failure to Ensure Proper Treatment Is Provided to Residents with Feeding Tubes to Prevent Problems Including Aspiration, Pneumonia, and Nasal-Pharyngeal Ulcers – citation #F322 date January 12, 2017
The state investigative team determined that “the facility failed to ensure safe storage of portable oxygen tanks for [one resident] receiving supplemental oxygen.” The investigators observed an oxygen tank free standing in the corner of the resident’s room” that registered three-quarters full on the gauge.
The facility Administrator confirmed that the oxygen tank “was free-standing in the resident’s room. His wheelchair was near the oxygen tank, and it had straps used to secure the tank.” The Administrator “revealed that she did not know why the tank had been taken off of the wheelchair and her expectation was the oxygen tank should have been left secured on the wheelchair or removed and stored in the oxygen storage room” to eliminate oxygen tank safety issues.
The nursing home “failed to verify correct gastronomy (G) tube placement prior to medication administration.” State surveyors observed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) preparing a resident’s medication and entering the room and opening a new syringe for instillation. The LPN “connected the syringe to the G-tube, flushed it with water, and instilled the medication.”
However, the LPN “did not verify the placement by auscultation with a stethoscope or by checking for residual.” The surveyors interviewed the LPN who revealed that “she was supposed to check the placement of the G-tube [before] administering medications for [the resident. The LPN] informed that the head of the bed was elevated and the tube did not appear to be out of place, so she did not check the placement of the tube at the time.”
The surveyors interviewed the LPN Unit Manager, who revealed that “the process is routine for checking placement is to check every time it is used.” The Unit Manager stated that “they do not document checking G-tube placement anywhere in the clinical record and that the nurses usually let her know if they have any concerns with the placement of any resident’s G-tube.”
The Director of Nursing revealed that “her expectation is for the nurses to check G-tube placement any time before administering any medication or feeding through the tube.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Camellia Gardens of Life Care Nursing Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Thomas County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Thomasville.
You will not be charged to discuss your case with our legal team during an initial, free case review. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means that you will owe us nothing until we have secured financial compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices concerning your mistreatment case will remain confidential.Sources