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Coosa Valley Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Center
Lawyers for Injured & Mistreated at Coosa Valley Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Center
Many families have limited options on how to handle their loved one’s care who requires nursing assistants in a facility outside their home. Many of these family members choose to relocate their loved one into an Etowah County nursing facility only to realize they been victimized through neglect or mistreatment by caregivers, employees, or other residents.
If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while living in a nursing home, contact the Alabama nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family, too. Contact us today so we can begin working on your case to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.
Coosa Valley Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Center
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Glencoe and Etowah County, Alabama. The 124-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
513 Pineview Avenue
Glencoe, Alabama 35905
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Coosa Valley Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of Alabama have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Alabama Adult Protective Services Website.
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Glencoe Alabama Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Alabama and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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 Ensure Every Resident Receives an Accurate Assessment – citation #F641 date June 13, 2019
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date June 13, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure a resident’s “MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment did not have an anticonvulsant medication coded as an antipsychotic, which resulted in the assessments being inaccurate for the use of antipsychotic medication.”
The state investigators reviewed the resident’s medical records that revealed “no Physician’s orders for antipsychotic medication for [multiple months in 2019].” However, three quarterly MDS assessments in the year were “coded for seven days of antipsychotic use.” The state investigators interviewed the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), who served as the MDS Coordinator and asked if the resident had been coded for antipsychotic use. The coordinator stated, “Yes, for seven days.”
The coordinator was then “asked what classification was [the medication].” The Coordinator responded, ‘an anticonvulsant.’ The survey team asked the MDS Coordinator to review the RAI manual that indicates that the medication should be coded as an antipsychotic on the Minimum Data Set.
The coordinator responded that “she had been taught to list the medication for the reason it was given, and the [resident’s medication] was given for dementia and behaviors.” When asked to review the manual, the Coordinator responded to “code the classification of the drug” indicating that she had inaccurately coded the medication that should have been classified as an antipsychotic.
The nursing facility “failed to ensure a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) [placed] inhaler mouthpieces on a clean surface [before] putting them on the resident’s inhalers [and] before storing them in the medication cart.” The facility also failed to ensure that the LPN “did not wear the same gloves she wore while administering the resident’s crushed medication with an ice cream spoon and then administered the resident’s eye drops.”
The state investigators interviewed the Director of Nursing who stated that nurses should change gloves and wash her hands “every time they do a treatment or if they are doing eye drops, touching skin, or any time their hands are potentially contaminated.” The Director also indicated that the nurse should have changed her gloves and washed her hands “after giving crushed medications with an ice cream spoon and wearing gloves before administering eyedrops to a resident.”
Abused at Coosa Valley Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Center? Our Attorneys Can Help
Has your loved one been being harmed, mistreated, abused, or neglected while living at Coosa Valley Health and Rehabilitation 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 Etowah County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Glencoe.
Our legal team 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 you will not owe us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery for your family. All information you share with our law offices concerning your financial compensation case will remain confidential.