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Crestview Health and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many family members are unaware that their loved one is being mistreated, abused, or neglected while residing in a nursing facility until they suffer serious injury or die unexpectedly. If your loved one was injured while residing in a Fulton County or DeKalb County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance.
Our team of lawyers has experience in handling cases just like yours, and we can help your family too. We will use the law to ensure your family is adequately compensated for your monetary damages.Crestview Health and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing center is a "not for profit" Medicare/Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Atlanta and Fulton County and DeKalb County County, Georgia. The 388-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
2800 Springdale Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30315
Georgia and the federal government have a legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home in the state. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse harmed or could have caused harm to a resident.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal regulators imposed one monetary penalty of $14,713 against Crestview Health and Rehab Center on September 28, 2016, citing substandard care. Also, the facility received thirteen formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.Atlanta Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Families can download statistics from Medicare.gov and the Georgia Department of Public Health online sites to view a comprehensive historical list of 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including and Physical and Mental Abuse, Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment and Neglect by Anybody - citation date April 2, 2018
According to the investigators, the facility "failed to ensure three residents were free from physical and verbal abuse." The investigative team reviewed the Grievance/Complaint Report from the resident that indicated the resident's family member made a complaint.
The documentation shows that the family member observed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) pulling their loved one "up from the back of her pants and threw her in the bed." Additionally, the grievance report indicated that "an officer was called to the facility because [two days earlier] the family member came to the facility and [the resident] had a bruise and did not have a sheet or anything on her."
At that time, the resident "tore her gown and soiled undergarments off, and the [family member] saw the bruises. The [family member] called 911 and the officers came out and took pictures."
The investigative team interviewed a Registered Nurse (RN) who revealed that "she is aware that she is supposed to report allegations of abuse to the State Agency but does not remember why she did not report the allegation of abuse [that was] reported in the grievance for [the resident]." The RN stated that "with the police coming and the police report being done, [the incident] should have been reported."
Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment - citation date April 2, 2018
The surveyors documented that the facility "failed to implement the investigation, protection and reporting components of their abuse policy related to reporting and investigating allegations of abuse."
The investigative team interviewed the facility Administrator who revealed "he does understand that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) calling [the resident] lazy in the dining room can be considered verbal abuse. The CNA should have been written up, and there should have been an additional disciplinary action."
The facility Director of Nursing revealed that the CNA "should have been suspended for the 'lazy' comment pending an investigation for verbal abuse. The policy allows the facility to suspend staff pending the outcome of the investigation."
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at Crestview Health and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. Our experienced legal team represents Fulton and DeKalb County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Atlanta.
We invite you to discuss your case with us now through an initial case consultation at no charge to you. Also, we offer a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee. This promise means we postpone payment for our services until after we have secured monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.Sources