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Diversicare of Oxford Nursing Center
Do you suspect that your loved one has been victimized by nursing home neglect at the hands of caregivers in charge of providing the best care? Are you concerned that their facility-acquired bedsore or an injury from the fall could have been prevented had the staff followed the established standards of protocol? If so, contact the Alabama nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has worked on cases exactly like yours and can help your family, too. Call us now so we can begin working on your Calhoun County nursing home neglect case today. Time is of the essence; all necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper Alabama county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Diversicare of Oxford Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 173-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Oxford and Calhoun County, Alabama. The "for-profit" home is located at:
1130 South Hale Street
Oxford, Alabama 36203
Diversicare of Oxford Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Diversicare of Oxford Nursing 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, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Alabama and federal agencies are legally obligated to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators find the nursing home seriously violated established nursing home regulations and rules.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Alabama Adult Protective Services Website.
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Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Alabama Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date September 15, 2017
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date September 15, 2017
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date September 15, 2017 The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure licensure verification, abuse registry and background checks were completed for new hires [involving a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Registered Nurse (RN), prior to employment. This [deficient practice) affected two of seven personnel files reviewed.”
The facility “failed to ensure a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) cleaned [one resident’s] wound from inner to outer” according to established protocol. The deficient practice affected one resident “observed during wound care observations.”
After a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and a Registered Nurse (RN), providing wound care to a resident failed to follow protocol, the surveyor asked the LPN “what direction should a wound be wiped?” The LPN replied “from inner to outer, and that was what she had done.” The LPN “also stated she did not measure the entire wound area, which was her fault.”
The LPN stated, “the importance of correct measuring is to see the progression of the wound and ensure appropriate treatment is administered.” The surveyor then asked the RN “how should a wound be wiped?” the RN stated, “start in the middle and go around in a circular motion, moving outward until the entire wound is cleaned.” The RN also stated that this was not what the LPN “had done when cleaning the wound.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure a Hydrocollator was locked and secured. This [deficient practice] had the potential to affect all residents utilizing therapy, and four of twenty-three residents sampled for specialized rehabilitation.” A review of the facility’s policy titled: Patient Safety during Treatment indicated that the Hydrocollator “should be locked at all times, or in an area that prevents/deters patient access.”
A Hydrocollator heating unit has the potential to cause severe burns at scalding temperatures and has the potential of causing electrical shock.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Diversicare of Oxford 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 Calhoun County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Oxford.
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 will remain confidential.