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Garden Court Health and Rehabilitation Center
Every staff member working in a nursing facility has a legal and ethical responsibility to provide each resident with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities do not follow established procedures and protocols that prevent injuries, accidents, and the development of life-threatening pressure wounds.
If you suspect that your loved one was victimized through neglect or abuse while living in a Bossier County nursing facility, the Louisiana Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys can help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Garden Court Health and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care facility is a 77-certified bed Medicare-participating center providing services to residents of Bossier City and Bossier County, Louisiana. The "for-profit" home is located at:
4405 Airline Drive
Bossier City, Louisiana 71111
Garden Court Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Garden Court Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, assisted and independent living options, medically-complex care, respiratory care, bariatric care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Louisiana and Federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or a monetary fine when the facility is cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules the guarantee resident safety.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Louisiana Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationBossier City Louisiana Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Louisiana long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Basic Life Support Including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Before the Arrival of Emergency Medical Personnel – citation #F678 date November 1, 2018
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident’s Drug Regimen Is Free from Unnecessary Medications – citation #F757 date November 1, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure a resident’s medical records reflected the resident’s wishes.” The investigation involved a review of advance directives to identify the resident’s wishes for end of life.
A review of one resident’s Medical Records Advance Directive Section revealed an Informed Consent Form that indicated “Do Not Resuscitate order” signed by the resident’s responsible party. A follow-up review of the Advance Directive/Code Status in the binder in the nurse’s station indicated the resident status was “Do Not Resuscitate.” The Divisional Director of Clinical Services reviewed the resident’s medical record.”
The Director indicated that “in order to determine code status, employees were to go to the Advance Directive Section of the paper chart to determine code status.” A review of the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Policy revealed that “two staff members are to verify the current Physician’s orders” which were in direct opposition to the resident’s wishes as signed by the resident’s responsible party.
The nursing home “failed to ensure resident drug regimens were adequately monitored for [four residents] reviewed for unnecessary medications.” Specifically, the facility failed to “draw a weekly lab for [one resident], provide monitoring of anticoagulant therapy for [this resident and another resident] and provide monitoring for [two other residents].”
A review of one resident’s Conference Care Plan revealed that the resident “is at risk for bleeding with the appropriate approach of such as monitoring labs as ordered and notify the Physician of the result and notify the Physician of excessive bleeding and bruising.” The surveyors interviewed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who stated that the resident “was not monitored for bleeding and bruising and should have been.”
The survey team interviewed the Divisional Director of Clinical Services who stated that “there is no policy for residents on anticoagulant Eliquis [and] further stated monitoring for bleeding is not required for residents on Eliquis.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Garden Court Health and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Louisiana nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Bossier County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Bossier City.
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