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Fountain Blue Rehab and Nursing Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Do you have limited options about where to place a loved one in a nursing facility in your local community and are concerned about the care they will receive? Are you your loved one's legal advocate and want to be assured that the location you choose has not been cited for abuse, neglect or mistreatment? The information below details serious problems associated with this facility as defined by Medicare.gov.
If your loved one has been injured while residing in a Macon-Bibb County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your case to ensure your family receives adequate monetary recovery for your damages. Time is of the essence. All the paperwork must be filed in the appropriate county courthouse before the Georgia statute of limitations expires.
Fountain Blue Rehab and Nursing
This Medicare/Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" home providing services to residents of Macon and Macon-Bibb County, Georgia. The 143-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
3051 Whiteside Road
Macon, Georgia 31216
Fountain Blue Rehab & Nursing
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Fountain Blue Rehab and Nursing Center also provides Alzheimer's and dementia care, Foley catheter care, IV (antibiotic) therapy, hospice, respite care, and wound care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state of Georgia and the federal government have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
Over the last thirty-six months, nursing home regulators imposed a monetary fine of $60,400 against Fountain Blue Rehab and Nursing Center on June 13, 2018, citing substandard care. Also, the facility received seven formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning this facility can be on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Macon Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Families can visit Medicare.gov and the Georgia Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators.
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 three 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 March 1, 2018
According to investigators, the facility "failed to keep a potentially harmful chemical in a secured area on one of four halls on one of three units (100, 200 and 300 units). There were five residents in the 100 unit, three residents in the 200 unit and five residents on the 300 unit that were independently mobile and have severe cognitive impairment."
The state surveyors observed three-step ladders leaning against the right wall upon entering" the maintenance supply room, along with "one portable hedge trimmer on the work cart." There were also bottles of "Windex cleaning liquid," and a "container Clorox disinfected wipes on the shelves." Mobile residents also had access to eight 15-ounce bottles of VO-5 shampoo/conditioner," three cans of shaving cream, fluorescent lightbulbs, an unlabeled liquid chemical and a hand pump spray bottle that was on the floor.
Failure to Provide Proper Care for Residents Who Are Incontinent of Bowel and Bladder to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections - citation date March 1, 2018
The investigative team noted that "the facility failed to keep a Foley catheter anchored to [one resident's leg to prevent tension on the urinary meatus." The resident's Elimination Care Plan with Contributing Factors revealed: "an intervention to keep the resident from pulling on the catheter and to observe for and report injury related to it."
The state surveyors observed the resident's Foley catheter tubing that "was not anchored to [their] leg to help prevent excess tension on the catheter during transfers and care."
Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program - citation date March 1, 2018
The surveyors noted that "the facility failed to provide evidence that infection control surveillance data was collected" according to law. The home "failed to provide documentation that infection control data collected" for multiple months "were analyzed for trends and appropriate action taken in response. Also, the surveillance data failed to include gastrointestinal outbreak" that occurred at the facility.
Abused at Fountain Blue Rehab and Nursing Center? Let Us Help
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at Fountain Blue Rehab and Nursing Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Macon-Bibb County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Macon.
Our network of attorneys provides a free initial case consultation to every potential client an offer a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee. You will not pay us any fees until after we have secured monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.