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Information & Ratings on Grayson Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Independence, Virginia
Lawyers for Mistreated & Neglected at Grayson Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
Mistreating senior citizens living in nursing homes is an unacceptable, reprehensible, and disgraceful action done by the hands of caregivers, visitors, and other patients. Many families relocate their loved one into the nursing home, believing that they will receive the highest level of care in a safe environment. Unfortunately, neglect and abuse are an all too common occurrence that leaves victims harmed, injured, or dead.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Grayson County nursing facility, contact the Virginia Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you are financially compensated for your monetary damages.
Grayson Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
This facility is a 120-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Independence and Grayson County, Virginia. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
400 South Independence Avenue
Independence, Virginia 24348
Grayson Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Grayson Rehabilitation and Health Care 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
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing facility that violates rules and regulations. These penalties include monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services. High monetary fines usually indicate extremely severe violations that harmed or could have harmed residents.
The nursing home received two complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Virginia Adult Protective Services (APS) Website.
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Independence Virginia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Virginia Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date September 1, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home staff members “failed to ensure an environment free of accident hazards [for a female resident] with short and long-term memory impairment who requires extensive to total nursing care with activities of daily living.”
Documentation revealed that at 8:10 AM one morning, “two surveyors were walking down the hallway and observed [the resident] self-propelling herself in her wheelchair. The surveyors observed a blue Velcro seat belt very loosely hanging around the resident’s waist.” By 9:20 AM, the surveyors observed the resident still self-propelling herself in the wheelchair with the Velcro seat belt still around the waist.
The resident was again observed at 10:05 AM still in the wheelchair, self-propelling, with the seatbelt around her waist. By 12:40 PM, the surveyors reviewed the resident’s clinical record and Physician telephone orders dated July 27, 2016. The documentation showed a “self-releasing alarm belt to the wheelchair for safety check placement and function every shift.”
The documentation also shows that the resident “had seven falls since May 26, 2016” occurring between May 26, 2016, and July 27, 2016. The Comprehensive Care Plan dated July 21, 2016, stated that the facility staff would “identify the following focus areas, goals, and interventions. Focus: the resident has the potential for injury related to confusion, disease process (functional quadriplegia), gait/balance problems, history of falls, incontinence, poor safety awareness, hard of hearing.”
At a later time, the surveyors observed the resident “sitting in a doorway in the living room. The resident was in her wheelchair. The blue Velcro seat belt was visible. The surveyor walked over and look to the blue Velcro seat belt” that “was loosely hanging around the resident’s waist.”
The surveyor immediately notified the Unit Manager after picking up the seat belt that “was not attached to the wheelchair on the right-hand side.” The Administrator, Director of Nursing and Corporate Compliance Nurse, were notified by the surveyor that the “self-releasing seatbelt was loosely hanging around the resident’s waist the entire day.”
Neglected or Abused at Grayson Rehabilitation and Health Care Center? We Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Grayson Rehabilitation and Health Care Center? Contact the Virginia nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Grayson County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Independence.
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