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Greene County Nursing Home
Lawyers for Abused & Mistreated at Greene County Nursing Home
The mistreatment of the elderly living in nursing homes is disgraceful, unacceptable, and reprehensible. Many families entrust the care of their loved one to the nursing home staff only to be horrified when they realize that they are being mistreated, neglected, or abused by caregivers, employees, or other patients.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Greene County nursing facility, contact the Alabama nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.
Greene County Nursing Home
This long-term care facility is a 72-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Eutaw and Greene County, Alabama. The "county-owned" home is located at:
509 Wilson Ave
Eutaw, Alabama 35462
Greene County Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Greene County Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound 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 investigators for the federal government and state of Alabama 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 rules and regulations.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Alabama Adult Protective Services Website.
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Eutaw Alabama Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites, including the Alabama Department of Public Health and 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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date May 24, 2017
- Failure to Ensure the Nurse Aides Have the Skills and Techniques to Be Able to Care for the Resident’s Needs – citation #F498 date May 24, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure the screening component of the facility’s Abuse Policy was implemented by not checking references or the Abuse Registry [before] hire. This deficient practice affected a newly hired housekeeping staff member.”
A review of the facility’s policy titled: Abuse, revised in 2017 under screening, indicated that “all potential staff are to have background checks, reference checks, including attempts to gain information from current and previous employers, and Abuse Registry checks.” However, when the investigators reviewed the employee file “there was no documentation of any reference checks or an Abuse Registry check [before] hire.”
The investigators questioned the Human Resources Coordinator, who was unable to locate the housekeeper’s “Abuse Registry check or reference checks.” The Coordinator explained “the purpose of the Abuse Registry check was to make sure potential hires had not done anything in the past to harm a resident. She said the purpose of the reference checks was to see the type of work done in the past and whether they were honest about where they had worked.”
The “facility failed to ensure [a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)] received twelve hours of education, including courses on Abuse Prevention and Dementia Care.” This deficient practice “affected one of five CNA training files reviewed.”
A review of the facility’s policy indicates that every Greene County Nursing Home employee will “maintain the required twelve continuing education hours [to] remain a CNA employee.” However, a review of one CNA’s training record revealed that their hire date was May 13, 2014. However, the “log of in-service education only documented seven hours of continuing education hours and did not include documentation of Abuse or Dementia Training.”
The Administrative Assistant responsible for maintaining CNA training records stated that the CNA “did not have twelve hours of education because she did not attend in-services” as required. The assistant was unable to provide documentation of Abuse or Dementia Training for the CNA.
The facility Director of Nursing stated that “CNA training was important to ensure residents receive quality care.”
A Victim of Neglect at Greene County Nursing Home? Contact Us Today for Help
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Greene County Nursing Home? Contact the Alabama nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Greene County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Eutaw.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured a financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.