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Information & Ratings on Eatonton Health and Rehabilitation Center, Eatonton, Georgia
Mistreatment in nursing facilities is an all too common occurrence in the US. Many senior citizens, rehabilitating patients, and disabled individuals become victims of neglect and abuse because they are unable to communicate what happened or they experience the fear of retaliation by caregivers or other residents.
If your loved one has suffered mistreatment at the hands of others while residing in a Putnam County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of lawyers has handled cases exactly like yours, and we can help your family too. Let us begin working on your case now to ensure your family is adequately compensated for your damages.Eatonton Health and Rehabilitation Center
This center is a 104-certified bed Medicare/Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Eatonton and Putnam County, Georgia. The "for profit" long-term care home is located at:
125 Sparta Highway 16 East
Eatonton, Georgia 31024
Eatonton Health & Rehabilitation
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Eatonton Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services including hospice, transitional care, wound care, and physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Georgia and federal government agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines or denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Over the last three years, federal nursing home regulators imposed a monetary fine of $19,492 against Eatonton Health and Rehabilitation Center on June 19, 2017, citing substandard care. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.Eatonton Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The State of Georgia and the federal government regularly update their long-term care home database system with details of all violations and post the information on Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and two 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 date June 19, 2017
According to investigators, "it was determined that the facility failed to provide supervision to prevent falls [and] failed to provide evidence that falls were consistently discussed in the Patient's At Risk Meetings per facility policy so that the cause of each fall could be determined."
The nursing home also "failed to provide evidence of what interventions were in place at the time of each fall so that the effectiveness of current interventions to prevent falls could be reassessed." The home also "failed to revise the Care Plan after each fall with a new intervention or with an appropriate intervention to prevent further falls." The deficient practice by the nursing staff involved six residents.
The surveyors determined that the situations "in which the facility's noncompliance with one or more requirements of participation had caused or had the likelihood to cause, serious injury, harm, impairment or death to residents."
Failure to Provide Bedrooms That Do Not Allow Residents to See Each Other When Privacy Is Needed - citation date June 19, 2017
The survey team noted the "facility failed to ensure the privacy curtains for all residents who resided in Rooms 141, 142, 143, 145 provided full visual privacy for a total of four rooms that had two bed-occupancy on one of four halls." This deficiency violated or could violate the resident's right to privacy.
Failure to Firmly Secure Handrails on Each Side of the Hallways - citation date June 19, 2017
The investigative team documented the facility "failed to ensure that one handrail was firmly attached to the wall on one of four halls." The surveyors noted that "the handrail in the hall between Rooms 110 and 112 was observed not to be firmly secured to the support of the left side of the closet to Room 110." The surveyors say that "the handrail could be lifted off the support approximately two inches."
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