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EAMC Lanier Nursing Home
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This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "non-profit" home providing services to residents of Valley and Chambers County, Alabama. The 103-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
4800 48th Street
Valley, Alabama 36854
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, EAMC Lanier Nursing Home 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
The state of Alabama and the federal government are legally responsible for monitoring each nursing home and impose monetary fines and deny payments through Medicare if serious violations have been identified. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. 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 ConsultationValley Alabama Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites, including the Alabama Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date February 2, 2017
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date March 21, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home failed to ensure a resident’s “wheelchair was forward-facing and tiedown straps were secured properly during transport on the facility bus.” The deficient practice affected one wheelchair-bound resident “reviewed for proper transport.”
On January 11, 2017, “the State Agency received an anonymous complaint that the resident’s wheelchair turned over while being transported from the nursing facility to the hospital.” The complainant alleged that the resident hit their head “when the vehicle hit a bump and the wheelchair rolled back.”
A Nurses Note from December 16, 2016, indicated that the resident was being transported to the local Outpatient Center for surgical procedure using a van. The surgical documentation with the same date indicates that the resident “fell out of the wheelchair during transport from the nursing home to the hospital. A CT scan done to the head after arrival to preop was negative for intracranial hemorrhage.”
The resident’s son stated that he was at the hospital “when the bus arrived. He said he was informed there was an incident on the bus on the way from the facility.” The son said that the staff had the resident’s wheelchair “facing the side of the bus, instead of the front, and said he noted [the resident] had what appeared to be a blood blister on the back of the head.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure wound care was provided, for [a resident] with multiple pressure ulcers, [to] prevent infection.” A licensed staff member “failed to wash her hands after picking up tape dropped on the floor, and then proceeded to prepare supplies for the wound treatment.”
The licensed staff member also “failed to wash hands during treatment before applying product to the wound. These failures affected [the resident].” The Director of Nursing was with the surveyors during the observation of wound care treatment. The Director verified that the wound care nurse “should have washed her hands and put on clean gloves” indicating that harm could occur by not changing gloves or washing hands, including the spread of infection.
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