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Galleria Woods Skilled Nursing Facility Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Jefferson County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries are the result of negligence by the nursing staff, physical or verbally assault by other patients, or sexual harm by others?
If so, contact the Alabama Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our network of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.Galleria Woods Skilled Nursing Facility
This Medicare-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Birmingham and Jefferson County, Alabama. The 30-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
3850 Galleria Woods Drive
Birmingham, Alabama 35244
Galleria Woods Skilled Nursing Facility
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Galleria Woods Skilled Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused care includes assisted living options and memory care.
The federal government and the state of Alabama routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established rules and regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Galleria Woods Skilled Nursing Facility for $90,230 on February 02, 2018, citing substandard care.
Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Alabama Public Health Nursing Home Provider Standards Website.
The state of Alabama and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date February 2, 2018
The state investigators determined “the facility failed to timely report an allegation of abuse to the Alabama State Survey Agency. On January 18, 2018, at 10:00 AM, the facility received an allegation of abuse involving [a resident and a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)]. This allegation of abuse was not reported to the Alabama State Survey Agency until [four days later, on] January 22, 2018, at 7:44 PM.” This deficient practice affected one resident “reviewed for abuse.”
The Alabama State Survey Agency received a complaint on January 19, 2018. The complaint alleged that the day earlier at 4:00 AM, the resident “was abused by a Nurse Aide when the Nurse Aide [forcibly handled the resident] by pulling the resident across the bed into a sitting position into a chair to be taken to the shower against her will.”
A review of the resident’s Admission MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicates that the moderately, cognitively impaired resident “required extensive assistance of one person for transfers and personal hygiene and was totally dependent on one-person assistance for bathing.”
The state surveyors interviewed the resident during an initial tour the facility who stated that “she had a problem with the shower one time.” The resident explained that she was not “willing to get up because of pain [and stated that around] 4:00 AM/5:00 AM, a female staff member grabbed [her] and pulled her across the bed.”
The investigators discussed the problem with the resident’s family members. A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) was asked if the resident “reported any concerns/problems to her.” The CNA replied, “yes, the resident was crying, and she wanted to see the supervisor.” The CNA informed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) of the allegation.
The investigators asked the CNA if she thought that the resident had been abused. The CNA said that “she could not answer that because she was not there to witness it.” The CNA explained that “when the resident was upset and crying, she reported it to the nurse.”
The supervisor, an LPN, acknowledged that the CNA had informed her that the resident was upset about another CNA, “giving the resident a shower.” According to the LPN, she was told by the resident that the resident did not want the CNA back into her room and that the resident “did not like the tone of voice in which [the CNA] had spoken to her and then the resident began to cry.”
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Galleria Woods Skilled Nursing Facility? Contact the Alabama nursing home abuse 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.
You will not be charged to discuss your case with our legal team during an initial, free case review. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means that you will owe us nothing until we have secured financial compensation on your behalf.Sources