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Cloverdale Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Many families have limited options on how to ensure that their loved one receives the best care and choose to place them in a community nursing facility. Unfortunately, the incident rates of abuse and neglect occurring in nursing homes nationwide have risen significantly over the last few decades. Many patients become victims of mistreatment at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors, or other residents.
If your loved one suffered harm while living in a Jackson County nursing facility, contact the Alabama nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Cloverdale Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a 141-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Scottsboro and Jackson County, Alabama. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
412 Cloverdale Road
Scottsboro, Alabama 35768
Cloverdale Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Cloverdale Rehabilitation and Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care. The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services involving physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of Alabama routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established rules and regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators find severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Alabama Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationScottsboro Alabama Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Alabama 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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop and Implement a Care Plan Care Plan That Meets All the Resident’s Needs – citation #F656 date June 14, 2018
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date June 14, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home failed to ensure that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) followed the resident’s Care Plan “when transferring the resident from the wheelchair to the bed on May 16, 2018.” The CNA “transferred the resident by herself instead of the two-person assist, as is listed on the Care Plan.”
While attempting to get the resident’s legs “off the Hoyer lift, [the CNA] pushed over the fall mat and when she did that, the Hoyer lift rocked a little and the resident slipped out of the sling and landed on the fall mat but hit his/her head on the legs of the Hoyer lift.” The resident “sustained a skin tear to the left arm and a laceration to the back of the head.”
The licensed nursing staff assessed the resident and then “transferred the resident to the local hospital emergency room for evaluation and treatment.” The resident “was transferred back to the nursing facility on May 16, 2018, after the laceration was repaired with four staples.”
The facility “failed to ensure [a Registered Nurse (RN)] washed her hands and changed her gloves after cleaning the front perineal area, before cleaning the buttocks and after her gloves became soiled while performing incontinence care on [the resident].” The investigation involved a resident who “was totally dependent on staff for toilet use and always incontinent of bowel and bladder.”
The state investigators interviewed the Assistant Director of Nursing who also serves as the Infection Control Nurse. The nurse was asked, “what should be done after cleaning the front perineal area before cleaning the buttocks?” The nurse replied, “change gloves, washing hands, and apply new gloves.” The nurse also confirmed what should be done if the stool gets on the gloves while cleaning the buttocks. The nurse stated, “take gloves off, wash hands, and apply new gloves and finish.”
The Assistant Director of Nursing confirmed that if this protocol was not followed, it “could cause an infection.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Cloverdale Rehabilitation and 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 Jackson County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Scottsboro.
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