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Chulio Hills Health and Rehab Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
The Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys investigate nursing home neglect, abuse and mistreatment and suspicious deaths for surviving family members. Our team of dedicated lawyers understands comprehensive Georgia tort law and use our experience to determine what happened, why it happened and how it happened.
If your loved one was mistreated or died unexpectedly while residing in a Floyd County nursing facility, contact us today so we can begin working on your case. We will use the law to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally and financially accountable.Chulio Hills Health and Rehab Center (SFF)
This long-term care center is a "for profit" 100-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Rome and Floyd County, Georgia. The Medicare/Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1170 Chulio Road
Rome, Georgia 30161
Chulio Hills Health & Rehab
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Chulio Hills Health and Rehab Center (SFF) offers other services. These services include trachea care, memory care, wound treatment care, oxygen therapy, and physical, occupational and speech therapies.
SFF Designation -- The federal government classified Chulio Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center as a Special Focus Facility (SFF), meaning the facility will be subjected to more frequent inspections, escalating penalties, and the potential termination from Medicare or Medicaid. The facility has a history of persistent poor quality of care as indicated by the findings of federal inspection teams.
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing facility that violates rules and regulations. These penalties include monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services. High monetary fines usually indicate extremely severe violations that harmed or could have harmed residents.
Over the last thirty-six months, nursing home regulators impose two monetary penalties against Chulio Hills Health and Rehab Center (SFF) citing substandard care. These penalties include a $13,627 fine on September 29, 2017, and a $10,000 fine on April 3, 2016, for a total of $23,627. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.Rome Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Georgia and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Protect Each Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment or Being Separated from Others - citation date April 3, 2016
According to investigators, the facility "failed to implement measures to protect from physical, verbal abuse by [a resident] who has a history of sexual advances or inappropriate behavior toward female residents." The investigators determined "that the noncompliance of one or more requirements of participation has caused harm to [six individuals that], or is likely to cause various injury, harm, impairment, or death to the ninety-one residents who reside in the facility."
The investigators reviewed the Behavior Patient At Risk documentation that revealed that the resident "had a verbal altercation with a male resident in the dining room. After the verbal altercation, as [the aggressive resident] was leaving the dining room, he struck [a female] with his fist on her hand."
While the nursing staff developed a Behavior Patient at Risk intervention to include "that the doctor [will] review medications on the next visit" there was "no indication when the doctor would be at the facility again." During an interview with the facility Director of Nursing, it was revealed that "she was unaware of this event and there was no generated incident report regarding this incident."
Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents - citation date August 2, 2018
According to investigators, the nursing home "failed to ensure that assist devices (bed canes) were free from potential entrapment hazards for two residents." There were "three residents in the facility that had bed canes attached to their bed."
The surveyors reviewed the FDA Staff Hospital Bed System for guidance that states: "when evaluating the safe use of a hospital bed, component or accessory, manufacturers, and caregivers should recognize that the risk for entrapment may increase if a hospital bed system is used for purposes, or used in a care setting, not intended by the manufacturer."
The surveyors interviewed the Assistant Director of Nursing who stated that the rail and the resident's bed "was called a bed cane and was used to assist her in positioning. She verified the large opening on the inside of this rail and stated there must be some sort of padding that could be put in the middle of the opening." The Director stated that "in the two years she worked at the facility, she has never known of a resident to become entrapped in a bed rail."
Do you suspect that your loved one was the victim of mistreatment while living at Chulio Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center (SFF)? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 now. We represent Floyd County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Rome.
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