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Crossville Health and Rehabilitation Center
Mistreating senior citizens living in nursing homes is an unacceptable, reprehensible, and disgraceful action done by the hands of caregivers, visitors, and other patients. Many families relocate their loved ones into the nursing home believing that they will receive the highest level of care in a safe environment. Unfortunately, neglect and abuse are an all too common occurrence that leaves victims harmed, injured, or dead.
If your loved one was injured while living in a De Kalb 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 are financially compensated for your monetary damages.Crossville Health and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing center is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Crossville and De Kalb County, Alabama. The 143-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
8922 Highway 227In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Crossville Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care. The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, swallowing disorders, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies. Financial Penalties and Violations
Crossville, Alabama 35962
Crossville Health and Rehabilitation Center
Federal and state investigators have a legal obligation to penalize any nursing home that violated a rule or regulation that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties typically include imposed monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services. Usually, the higher the violation, the higher the fine.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Alabama Adult Protective Services Website.
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The federal government and Alabama Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date September 21, 2017
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date September 27, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date September 27, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure all staff received/attended mandatory abuse in-service.” The deficient practice “had the potential to affect all residents residing in the facility.”
A review of the facility’s policy and procedure titled: Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation, Misappropriation of Resident/Guest Property, Suspicious Injuries of Unknown Source, Exploitation revealed that all employees will receive the education and “in-service sessions at regular intervals, which will occur on at least a quarterly basis, to supplement its employees’ initial training.”
The investigators interviewed the Staff Development Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and asked, “when was the last mandatory abuse training?” The LPN indicated the month and the year and replied that “all staff should have attended but did not.”
The LPN said that “she did not know why all staff did not receive the in-service. The surveyor asked [what the consequences were] when staff did not attend mandatory in-services.” The LPN replied that those individuals “miss out on education.” The investigators then asked the LPN, “how did she ensure all staff are aware or educated on the facility’s abuse policy and procedures?” The LPN replied that “that information is given during the mandatory in-service.”
The facility “failed to ensure that residents with facility-acquired pressure ulcers received wound care in a manner to prevent the potential for cross-contamination.” The deficient practice involved two residents “with facility-acquired pressure ulcers whose wound care treatments were observed.”
In one case, a culture of the resident’s wound care indicated the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli (E. coli). The state investigators observed wound care and the staff’s failure to follow established protocols to minimize the potential spread of highly contagious disease between residents by not changing gloves or washing hands.
The nursing home “failed to ensure staff did not let go of [the resident] during positioning from standing to sitting in a chair.” The resident “sustained a fall and as a result of the fall sustained a left calf hematoma and bruising to his/her wrist.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Crossville Health and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Alabama nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent De Kalb County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Crossville.
Our law firm provides every potential client an initial free case consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you do not owe us any money until we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.