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Cartersville Heights Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many families have limited options of what to do when they can no longer provide care to a loved one in need of extensive medical treatments or hygiene assistance. Some families choose to relocate their loved one into a nursing home, believing that they will receive the best care in a safe, compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs at many facilities throughout Georgia.
If your loved one was abused or neglected while residing in a Bartow County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your behalf to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally and financially accountable. We will use the law to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages.
Cartersville Heights Nursing Home
This facility is a "for-profit" 118-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of Cartersville and Bartow County, Georgia. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
78 Opal Street
Cartersville, Georgia 30120
Cartersville Heights Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Cartersville Heights Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both Georgia and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The higher the monetary fine, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
The nursing home received two complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Georgia Department of Community Health Website.
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Cartersville Georgia 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 Georgia Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Implement Gradual Dose Reductions (GDR) and Non-Pharmacological Interventions Involving Psychotropic Medications – citation #F758 date March 16, 2017
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date April 18, 2019
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to monitor the target behaviors for [two residents].” The deficient practice by the nursing staff violated the facility’s policies revealing that “all medications used to treat behavior should be monitored for efficacy, risks, benefits, and adverse consequences. Staff would monitor the behaviors of residents receiving [psychotropic] medications using a behavioral monitoring chart or behavioral asset record.”
The document indicates that “staff should monitor behavioral triggers, episodes, and symptoms, and should document the number or intensity of symptoms and the resident’s response to staff interventions.” In one incident, a resident was receiving psychotropic medications as ordered. “However, the further review of the Medication Administration Record (MAR) for that period revealed no documentation that relevant, targeted behaviors were being monitored.”
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) stated during an interview that residents on psychotropic medications “are monitored for targeted behaviors on the MAR.” The facility Director of Nursing stated that “medications are to be monitored for targeted behaviors.” The Director stated that the Nurse or Nurse Manager is a “responsible for entering the medications into the electronic health record” by adding codes “to the order so that behavior monitoring is initiated.”
The nursing home “failed to use a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) gown when sorting soiled laundry to prevent contamination of personal self.” The surveyors observed a Laundry Assistant “sorting soiled laundry that was inside to large 30-gallon garbage barrels in the soiled linen room.”
While the Laundry Assistant was wearing gloves, she had “no gown or other protective garment to ensure that the soiled laundry did not touch her clothing. She began opening the plastic bags from the 30-gallon garbage barrels and sorted the resident clothing from the facility bed linens and towels into two different barrels that are rolled into a room with the washing machines and dryers.”
The actions of the Laundry Assistant violated the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Guidelines for environmental infection control.
Abused at Cartersville Heights Nursing Home? Our Attorneys can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Cartersville Heights Nursing Home? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Bartow County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Cartersville.
Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your compensation case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf.