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Gold City Health and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while residing in a Lumpkin County nursing facility? Do you believe that the abuse or neglect is occurring at the hands of caregivers, employees or other patients? Contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance.
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Gold City Health And Rehabilitation Center
This nursing facility is a "for profit" Medicare/Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Dahlonega and Lumpkin County, Georgia. The 102-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
222 Moore Drive
Dahlonega, Georgia 30533
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal government nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or monetary fine when the facility has been cited for serious violations of regulations.
Over the last thirty-six months, Gold City Health and Rehab Center received three formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional documentation, details, and information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Dahlonega Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and Georgia Department of Public Health website update all information containing historical details of all citations and violations and post the results on Medicare.gov.
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 two 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 July 12, 2018
The state investigators documented that the facility "failed to provide adequate supervision and monitoring for one resident to prevent accidents." A review of the resident's MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment revealed: "a behavior of wandering" stating that behavior of this type occurred four to six days a week but less than daily."
The documentation indicated that the resident's "wandering does not place the resident at a significant risk of getting to potentially dangerous places (e.g., stairs, outside the facility), and does not intrude on the privacy and activities of others."
However, the investigators reviewed the resident's Care Plan that reads "I am at risk for falls or have a history of falls." A review of the Resident Incident Report revealed that the resident "had an unwitnessed fall in the hallway, off the unit." The documentation shows that the resident "was sitting on the floor in the D Hall" on their "buttocks up against the wall. A swivel stool was sitting in the middle of the hallway." The resident stated that "it all started when she took a spin on the stool and she ended up on the floor."
The nursing home failed to take appropriate measures to monitor a resident who wanders off of her unit and experienced an unwitnessed fall.
Failure to Provide Appropriate Treatment and Care According to Orders, Resident's Preferences and Goals - citation date July 12, 2018
According to investigators, the facility "failed to follow Physician's orders. Specifically, the Physician ordered [an injectable antibiotic]." The resident "did not receive the first injection until six days later."
The investigative team interviewed the resident's family member who stated "that the facility acquired a urine sample from the resident [on June 20, 2018] and started her on oral antibiotics. The family stated the Physician visited a few days later and told her [that the resident] had an aggressive strain of urinary tract infection that will require injections to treat."
The family "stated that after several days, she began asking the nursing staff why [the resident] had not yet received the injection [and] questioned the Physician." The doctor "stated he did not have control [over] when the pharmacy sends the medication."
The family member stated that the Director of Nursing said that "the pharmacy informed them that the Physician ordered the injectable antibiotic for ten days and it can only be ordered for seven days." However, by July 1, 2018, when the resident "still had not received an injection, the nurse told her it would not be available until Monday, July 2, 2018."
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Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Gold City Health and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for legal assistance. Our team of attorneys represents Lumpkin County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Dahlonega.
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