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Caregivers of Pleasant Grove Nursing Center
Was your loved one mistreated while living in a Jefferson 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 Alabama nursing home affiliate 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.Caregivers of Pleasant Grove Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a 64-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Pleasant Grove and Jefferson County, Alabama. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
700 First Avenue
Pleasant Grove, Alabama 35127
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Caregivers of Pleasant Grove Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of Alabama are authorized to penalize any nursing home with monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services when the facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
This nursing facility self-reported a serious problem over the last three years 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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To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Alabama and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
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 Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date March 1, 2018
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date November 29, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home failed to ensure that two residents “were not smoking unsupervised.” This deficient practice “affected two of twelve residents who smoke.”
A review of the facility’s policy titled: Smoking Policy indicated that the policy was designed to “provide a safe smoking environment for residents.” The policy states that “residents are allowed to smoke ONLY under supervision. Residents may NOT keep lighters or matches, or any other smoking paraphernalia in their possession. Cigarettes and other items will be kept in a cabinet at the station. Smoke rights will be given” at specific times during the day.
A review of the resident’s Smoking Assessment dated February 28, 2018, revealed that the resident had “agreed to abide by the smoking policy noted by his/her signature.” The surveyor and Speech Therapists observed two residents “smoking on the back patio with no supervision.” These residents had lit their cigarettes. One resident stated that they “did not know [about the policy, and the other resident] said he/she did.”
The facility Administrator stated that they had been notified that the residents were smoking outside without supervision and verified that there was “a potential to burn themselves” if the resident was “smoking unsupervised.”
The facility “failed to ensure a Laundry Aide did not allow clean towels, sheets, washcloths, and socks from the dryer to touch the staff’s shirt on their upper body area, and did not put one white sock and one white washcloth in the large laundry container with other clothing after dropping them on the floor.”
The surveyors determined that this deficient practice “had the potential to affect [one of three halls of residents] in the facility.” The surveyors observed a Laundry Aide removing clean laundry from the dryer while not wearing an apron over her clothes.
While working, the aide removed towels, sheets, washcloths, and socks from the dryer allowing them to touch the employee’s upper body area. When one white sock and white washcloth were dropped on the floor in front of the dryer, the aide “put both of the items in the large laundry container with the other clothing that was removed from the dryer” causing a potential for cross-contamination.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Caregivers of Pleasant Grove Nursing Center? Contact the Alabama nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Jefferson County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Pleasant Grove.
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