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Eastview Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
Is it your duty to protect your loved one from mistreatment while they live in a Jefferson County nursing facility? Are you concerned that they are being mistreated, neglected, or abused by caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients? If so, 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 that your loved one receives the dignity and respect they deserve. We will use the law to hold those responsible legally and financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case today to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Eastview Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
This long-term care facility is a 92-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Birmingham and Jefferson County, Alabama. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
7755 Fourth Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35206
Eastview Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Eastview Rehabilitation and Healthcare 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, outpatient therapy services, cognitive care units, oncology care, trach care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state of Alabama and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
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 ConsultationBirmingham Alabama Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Alabama Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 one 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 #F689 date January 25, 2018
- Failure to Develop Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date October 20, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure a resident admitted to the facility was assessed for falls and a Fall Prevention Care Plan was in place [before] the resident sustained a fall on December 20, 2017. This deficient practice affected [the resident] investigated for falls.”
The incident involved a severely cognitively impaired resident who “requires two-plus person physical assist for transfers.” The resident told the surveyor that they had fallen five days earlier on January 19, 2018, “when going to the bathroom with one staff member assisting him/her.”
The resident stated that “he had hurt his right side and hit his upper right forehead. The resident stated he had pain to the right side of his abdominal area.” An x-ray was performed and the resident stated that “he had his tennis shoes on, and the nurse took him by wheelchair to the bathroom, and when trying to get back into the wheelchair from the toilet, he fell.”
The resident stated that “he did not have fractures and said that usually with his transfers, there were always two staff members, but this time there was only one staff member.” The state investigators interviewed the MDS (Minimum Data Set) Coordinator, who had completed the Fall Risk Assessment dated January 25, 2018 (no time was documented).
The Coordinator stated she filled out the form after the fall in December, but no one had completed the assessment when the resident had been admitted to the facility.
The facility “failed to ensure a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) did not place the plastic trash bag on the floor when providing incontinent care to [the resident].” The nursing home also failed to ensure that a Treatment Nurse “changed her contaminated gloves before applying a clean dressing to [a resident’s] left heel on October 20, 2016. These deficient practices affected [two residents].”
The Director of Nursing stated that the nurse should have followed the trash removal protocol and removed gloves and washed hands when performing wound care as an effective infection control practice.
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm, mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Eastview Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center? Contact the Alabama nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Jefferson County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Birmingham.
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 concerning your financial compensation case will remain confidential.