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Clinch Healthcare Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many families entrust caregivers in nursing homes to provide the highest level of care to a loved one in a safe, secure environment. Unfortunately, there are many indicators of mistreatment, abuse and neglect still occurring to patients in nursing homes nationwide.
If caregivers, visitors, employees or other residents victimized your loved one while living in a Clinch County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now. Our attorneys will use the law to ensure that those who are responsible for the harm are held legally and financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case today to ensure you receive adequate monetary recovery to restore your damages.
Clinch Healthcare Center
This long-term care center is a 92-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Homerville and Clinch County, Georgia. The Medicare/Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
390 Sweat Street
Homerville, Georgia 31634
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of Georgia are authorized to penalize any nursing home with monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services when the facility has been cited for serious regulation violations.
Within the last thirty-six months, nursing home regulators imposed two massive monetary fines against Clinch Health Care Center citing substandard care. These penalties include a $41,480 fine on July 13, 2018, and a $107,026 fine on February 16, 2017, for a total of $148,506. Also, Medicare denied payment for services rendered on February 16, 2017.
The nursing home received seventeen formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning this facility can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Homerville Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and Georgia Department of Public Health update detailed information containing historical details of all violations and post the information at Medicare.com.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures for Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccinations - citation date July 19, 2018
The state investigative team documented that the facility "failed to offer the pneumonia vaccine to one resident reviewed for a pneumonia vaccine." The survey team reviewed the resident's Medical Records that revealed a "family member was educated about vaccinations and signed the consent for the resident to receive the pneumonia vaccine" on the date of their admission.
However, a review of the resident's Immunization Record "revealed that the pneumonia vaccine was not given." Electronic Medical Records documented "that no immunizations [of any kind] were administered."
Failure to Ensure the Residents with Reduced Range of Motion Get Proper Treatment and Services to Increase Range of Motion - citation date July 20, 2017
According to investigators, the facility "failed to provide maintenance services for "one resident] after stopping Range of Motion services." The deficiency involved a resident "with a contracture without Physician's orders."
The survey team observed the resident "lying in bed awake. The resident was observed to have contracture of the upper extremity and did not have a splint device." The following morning, state surveyors observed the resident "sitting up in a Geri-chair in the solarium. The resident did not have a splint device in place." Subsequent observations during the survey showed that the resident never had a splint device in place.
The investigators reviewed the resident's Care Plan that showed that the nursing home "did not address the resident's contracture. The resident's MDS (Minimum Data Set) "was not coded for a hand contracture but was coded for a leg contracture which the resident did not have."
Failure to Maintain a Rate of Medication Errors Including the Wrong Dose, Wrong Drug, and Wrong Time to Less Than 5% - citation date July 20, 2017
The investigators documented the facility "failed to ensure the medication error rate was less than 5%. A total of thirty-three medication opportunities were observed with three errors [involving] three of six residents for a total error rate of 9%."
The survey team observed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) administering insulin subcutaneously to a resident's abdomen. However, during an interview, it was revealed that the LPN was following the sliding-scale on the insulin box and not directions using a sliding scale according to the Physician's orders, which could compromise the resident's health and well-being.
Were You Injured, Abused or Mistreated While Living at Clinch Healthcare Center? We can Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect or abuse while residing at Clinch Healthcare Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Clinch County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Homerville.
Our network of attorneys invites you to discuss your case with us today through an initial, free claim consultation. Also, we provide a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee, meaning if we handle your case, you will not owe us anything until after we have secured monetary recovery for your family.