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Cordova Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Center
Was your loved one mistreated while living in a Walker County nursing facility? Are you concerned that they were the victims of abuse or neglect at the hands of caregivers or other residents? If so, contact the Alabama nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal help.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has represented many nursing home victims and can assist your family, too. We provide every client with a free initial consultation to discuss their case and determine the best legal options to proceed. Call now so we can begin working on your case today.Cordova Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a 114-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Cordova and Walker County, Alabama. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
70 Highland Street West
Cordova, Alabama 35550
Cordova Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Cordova Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.Financial Penalties and Violations
Alabama and federal agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines are denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and 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 ConsultationCordova Alabama Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Alabama and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date September 6, 2018
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls, and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation #F441 date August 10, 2017
- Failure to Provide Proper Housekeeping and Maintenance Services – citation #F253 date July 28, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) washed her hands and changed her gloves appropriately during the medication administration and also placed a barrier between the over bed table and medication supplies for [a highly contagious resident].”
The nursing home also failed to post a sign outside the resident’s door to “notify staff, residents, and visitors to check with the nurse [before] entering the room” of a highly contagious resident. The deficient practice also involved the failure of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) placing “put on appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) before entering the room of the resident.”
The facility “failed to ensure the licensed staff did not place her ungloved fingers inside a medication cup to pick up the medication cup, did not place one cup of medication inside another medication cup, and did not place an ungloved finger inside the medication crushed packet.”
The surveyors observed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) failing to follow established protocols to eliminate the spread of infection and cross-contamination while performing medication administration in August 2017. The surveyors interviewed the Director of Nursing and asked, “what is the facility’s policy regarding picking up medication cups?” The Director responded, “there is no policy.”
The nursing home failed to ensure areas in the facility were free of water stains on ceiling tiles. The surveyors reviewed the facility’s policy titled: Residential Environmental Quality that states, “the facility should be designed, constructed, equipped, and maintained to protect the health and safety of residents.”
During an initial tour of the facility, involving the lobby and Station Two, numerous areas were observed with wet and water-stained ceiling tiles. The investigators interviewed the Maintenance Director and asked “what was the cause of the wet or water-stained ceiling tiles?” The Maintenance Director indicated that the stains were due to water and roof leaks.
The Maintenance Director indicated that they had checked a week before but had not documented that the ceiling tiles had been checked for water stains.
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Cordova 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 Walker County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Cordova.
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