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Countryside Health Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many families face the challenging decision to place a loved one in a nursing facility because they are no longer capable of providing the care they need at home. However, finding the right place can be a difficult endeavor when the family expects that their loved one will be treated with respect and dignity in a compassionate, safe environment. Many nursing home patients become the victims of mistreatment at the hands of caregivers, visitors, and other residents.
If your loved one was mistreated, abused or neglected while residing in a Haralson County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf to ensure your family is adequately compensated for damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for your harm both legally and financially accountable.
Countryside Health Center
This facility is a 62-certified bed "for profit" long-term care home providing cares to residents of Buchanan and Haralson County, Georgia. The Medicare/Medicaid-participating center is located at:
233 Carrollton Street
Buchanan, Georgia 30113
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators can penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have resulted in harm of a resident. These penalties include imposing monetary fines and denying payment for Medicare services. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Buchanan Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Georgia and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of violations to ensure the families are fully informed of the services and care that every long-term care facility offers in their community.
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 Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents - citation date January 5, 2018
The state investigator noted that the facility "failed to ensure that three [residents'] beds were secured and locked in place." In one incident, a resident "had an actual fall without injury" when "the bed rolled out from under her while sitting on the side of the bed."
During an interview with the second resident, it was revealed that "his bed does not lock and slides around. The resident pushed the bed to show that the bed would not stay in place, had rolling wheels and was pushed back and forth very easily." That resident said that "he transfers himself to the wheelchair and bed and he is waiting for maintenance to fix his bed."
The resident revealed that "his bed sliding back and forth has not caused him to fall but stated it does worry him that it will cause him to fall when transferring."
Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program - citation date January 5, 2018
According to surveyors, the facility "failed to perform analysis of infection control surveillance data and document follow-up measures in response to the data." The deficiency involved nine of the eleven months that infection control data was reviewed."
The surveyors also documented that "the facility failed to sanitize the shower chair in the main shower room between resident uses and failed to maintain the shower room in an overall sanitary manner." This deficiency "had the potential to affect all residents in the facility."
Failure to Ensure That the Working Call System Is Available in Each Resident's Room and Bathroom and Bathing Area - citation date February 23, 2017
The state investigators noted that "the facility failed to ensure the nursing call light system in two shared resident bathrooms was maintained. There were no cords in the resident bathroom panels rendering the system non-operational if the resident was [attempting to use the device from] the floor position."
Failure to Ensure That Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Meet Professional Standards of Quality - citation date July 13, 2016
According to the investigative team, the facility "failed to provide for the maintenance of safe and effective nursing care." The facility failed to ensure "nurses informed the Primary Care Physician of a resident's allergy to cephalosporins after receiving a verbal order for a cyclosporine antibiotic and subsequently administering fourteen doses of the antibiotic to a resident."
While the nurses' failure "resulted in no adverse reaction," the "potential for harm was high." The Director of Nursing indicated "there is a drug reference book at the Nurse's Station and acknowledge many nurses just use their smartphones when unfamiliar with medications," which might lead to unexpected harm.
Injured or Abused While Residing at Countryside Health Center? Our Lawyers can Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect or abuse while living at Countryside Health Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 now. We represent Haralson County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Buchanan.
Talk to us today about your case through an initial, free claim consultation. Our network of attorneys provides all our clients a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee, meaning if we cannot secure financial compensation on your behalf, you owe us nothing.