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Folkston Park Care and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while residing in a Charlton County nursing facility or anywhere throughout the Jacksonville Florida Metropolitan area? Do you believe that they are being neglected by caregivers or abuse by employees or other residents? If so, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Our team of lawyers has handled cases exactly like yours, and we can help your family too. Let us begin working on your case today to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages. Time is of the essence. All necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the Georgia statute of limitations expires.
Folkston Park Care and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing home is a Medicare/Medicaid-participating "for profit" center providing care to residents of Folkston and Charlton County, Georgia. The 92-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
36261 North Okefenokee Drive
Folkston, Georgia 31537
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of Georgia have the legal responsibility to levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if a nursing home has violated established rules and regulations that harm or could have harmed residents.
Within the last thirty-six months, nursing home regulators imposed a monetary fine of $10,400 against Folkston Park Care and Rehabilitation Center on February 25, 2016, citing substandard care. Also, the facility received four formally filed complaints that resulted in citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Folkston Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Georgia Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, the facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one 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 Ensure the Residents with Reduced Range of Motion Get Proper Treatment and Services to Increase the Range of Motion - citation date August 31, 2017
According to investigators, the facility "failed to ensure that services were provided to prevent further decrease in range of motion for [two residents] with limitations in range of motion." These residents "did not have intervention such as splints, application of gauze between the fingers, or [follow practices according to] Physician's orders."
Failure to Ensure That Every Resident's Drug Regimen Is Free from Unnecessary Medications - citation date August 31, 2017
According to surveyors, the "facility failed to ensure [three residents] were free from unnecessary medications." The home also "failed to identify individualized targeted behaviors related to the use of [medications and] failed to ensure that behavior monitoring was insufficient or inconsistent to determine if behaviors warranted the use of antipsychotic medications."
The surveyors say the facility "failed to provide an appropriate indication for the use of antipsychotic [and] failed to attempt non--pharmacological interventions to reduce the need for [antipsychotic] and medications."
The nursing home also "failed to attempt gradual dose reductions (GDR) when indicated or failed to provide a rationale as to why a GDR was clinically contraindicated." The nursing facility also "failed to address a possible drug interaction and possible adverse side effects of medication use [and]failed to justify] the need of off-label use of a medication or evidence that the benefits of the medication outweighed the risks of its use."
Failure to Have Sufficient Nursing Staff to Provide Care for Every Resident to Ensure Their Well-Being Is Maximized - citation date August 31, 2017
The state surveyors documented the facility "failed to assure that sufficient qualified nursing staff was available on a daily basis to meet the residents' needs for nursing care in a manner and in an environment that promoted each resident's physical, mental and psychosocial well-being and enhance the quality of their life."
The surveyors stated that "the lack of Direct Care Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) resulted in residents not receiving prompt assistance with toileting/incontinence care, grooming, and dressing, and experiencing delays with staff answering the call bells to respond to a request for care. The deficient practice had the potential to affect all seventy-seven residents of the facility."
Mistreated at Folkston Park Care and Rehabilitation Center? We can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Folkston Park Care and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Charlton County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Folkston.
It is always free to discuss your case with our legal team. We provide a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee, meaning you will owe us nothing until we can secure financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.