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Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Every nursing facility in the state of Georgia has a legal and ethical obligation to provide each resident with the highest level of care by following established standards of quality. Sadly, not all Nurses and Nurse's Aides follow those protocols and procedures that are known to prevent injuries, accidents, and the development of life-threatening pressure ulcers.
If you suspect that your loved one was victimized through neglect, abuse or mistreatment while residing in a Glascock County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf to ensure you receive adequate monetary recovery for your damages. We can begin working on your case now.
Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare/Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "not for profit" home providing services to residents of Gibson and Glascock County, Georgia. The 104-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
434 Beall Springs Road
Gibson, Georgia 30810
Gibson Health & Rehabilitation
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Gibson Health and Rehab Center also offers other services including hospice, transitional care, palliative care, orthopedic care, and physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Georgia and the federal government have the legal obligation to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the home has violated established nursing home regulations. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last thirty-six months, nursing home regulators imposed a monetary fine of $13,003 against Gibson Health and Rehab Center on June 30, 2017, citing substandard care. Additional information about penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Gibson Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The State of Georgia and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. The details of the historical information of all citations and violations are posted 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 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 June 30, 2017
According to investigators, the "facility failed to ensure that residents were consistently monitored for possible injury from unsafe hot water temperatures on three halls (A, B, and C Halls) and two common shower rooms." The surveyors determined that "the situation in which the noncompliance with one or more requirements of participation had caused, or had the likelihood to cause, serious injury, harm, impairment, or death to residents."
The survey team informed the Director of Nursing that an Immediate Jeopardy was identified at the facility "when unsafe hot water temperatures were identified, and there was no indication that ongoing, consistent monitoring of the residents was conducted to ensure their safety from injuries [and burns] related to unsafe hot water temperatures." The surveyors used thermometers to test the water that ranged "between 122.2° Fahrenheit and 132.3° Fahrenheit.
Because of the Immediate Jeopardy of extremely high temperatures, all three shower rooms with excessively hot water were locked. The Administrator said that "no showers would be provided to the residents in the morning. The continued interview revealed that the Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) would provide bed baths instead of washbasins for residents who want to bed baths."
To lift the Immediate Jeopardy designation, the Administrator would provide education to the maintenance supervisor on scheduling testing for water temperatures at the facility. All remaining "associates would be in-service [trained] on safe water temperatures, this includes water testing, notifying the maintenance supervisor, Administrator, and Director of Nursing if the temperatures are greater than 110°F before starting the neck shift."
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Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 now. Our legal team represents Glascock County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Gibson.
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