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Grace Healthcare of Tucker Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many families have limited options when assisting a loved one who requires daily health and hygiene care. Often, the family will place a loved one in a DeKalb County nursing facility to ensure they receive proper treatment during the aging process, or while rehabilitating, or for assistance with their disability. Unfortunately, neglect, abuse, and mistreatment occur all too often in many nursing facilities nationwide.
If your loved one was harmed while residing in a nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives monetary recovery for your damages.
Grace Healthcare of Tucker
This nursing facility is a "for profit" Medicare/Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Tucker and DeKalb County, Georgia. The 136-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
2165 Idlewood Road
Tucker, Georgia 30084
Grace Healthcare of Tucker
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the federal and state nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of regulations.
Over the last three years, regulators imposed a monetary penalty of $11,700 against Grace Healthcare of Tucker on June 15, 2018, citing substandard care. Also, the facility received three formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional information about penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Tucker Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Georgia and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of violations online to ensure the families are fully informed of the services that every long-term care facility offers in their community.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Mental Abuse, Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment and Neglect by Anybody - citation date June 15, 2018
According to state surveyors, the "facility failed to protect the resident from an alleged abuser." The incident involved a moderately cognitively impaired resident who stated during an interview that "during the previous week a particular Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) was mean to her. When asked how it made her feel, [the resident] stated 'I feel like what they do is abusive. I feel like they are trying to mistreat me. They try to tell me went to speak in one not to speak.'"
The state investigator "asked if she reported this occurrence to someone." The resident replied, "yes, she did [speak] to the Nurse Supervisor." The investigative team interviewed the facility Administrator who stated that "she was not aware of what happened on the weekend the resident felt mistreated and was sure the Director of Nursing did not know as well."
About ninety minutes later, the Administrator stated that "the police interviewed the resident, suspended the CNA in question and began an investigation." The Administrator stated that "she is the Abuse Coordinator and it should have been reported to her" when it occurred.
The facility Director of Nursing stated a few hours later that the resident's "concern was reported to her on May 20, 2018, the date it occurred. She did not feel the actions of the CNA was abusive because it was not reported to her that the words 'shut up' were used. All she knew was that she was told the CNA was rude, but she did not say anything to the resident."
Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents - citation date June 15, 2018
The state surveyors documented that "the facility failed to ensure a safe and secure environment related to accidents which resulted in actual harm to [a resident]." The incident involved a resident being "pushed in a wheelchair by an Occupational Therapist when [the resident's] left foot got caught on the front wheel of the wheelchair, resulting in a lateral malleolus Bimalleolar Ankle Fracture."
The survey team interviewed the resident after the accident and care for their injuries. The resident stated that "the therapist was pushing me back to my room in a wheelchair as I was holding my legs up when my left leg dropped and was caught underneath the wheelchair, which caused a fracture."
Were You Neglected or Abused at Grace Healthcare of Tucker? Let Us Help You Today
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect or abuse while living at Grace Healthcare of Tucker? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 now. Our legal team represents DeKalb County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Tucker.
We provide each potential client an initial, free case consultation and offer a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee you will not pay us anything until after we have secured monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.