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Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Did you entrust the nursing home staff to provide your loved one the highest level of care only to find out they have been neglected or abused by employees or other residents? If so, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal help.
Let our team of lawyers begin working on your case to stop the mistreatment now. We will use the law on your behalf to protect the rights of your loved one while seeking financial compensation to recover your family's damages. It is important to take action now to ensure your loved one's safety.Heardmont Health And Rehabilitation
This Medicare/Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Elberton and Elbert County, Georgia. The 60-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1043 Longstreet Road
Elberton, Georgia 30635
The investigators and surveyors for Medicare and the state of Georgia have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or denied payment for Medicare services any time a nursing home is cited for serious regulation violations.
Within the last thirty-six months, nursing home regulators imposed a monetary fine of $13,908 against Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation on September 24, 2017, citing substandard care. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.Elberton Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Families can review comprehensive research results on Medicare.gov and the Georgia Department of Public Health nursing home databases online.
According to Medicare, the 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 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 March 26, 2017
The state surveyors documented that "the facility failed to ensure that several metal aerosol cans [and] odor eliminators were stored and locked in [two] housekeeping carts while unattended on one hall." The "carts had open trash bags hanging from the sides, and both carts had mop buckets filled with water and mops in them."
The survey team observed a "mop bucket filled with water and mop." Residents "were noted ambulating in wheelchairs up and down the hall. The mop and bucket were observed in the same spot unattended again [fifteen minutes later and twenty minutes later]." The home failed to protect residents from the hazards of dangerous substances.
Failure to Store, Cook and Serve Food in a Safe and Clean Way - citation date September 24, 2017
The investigators stated that "the facility failed to properly label and date opened food items in one of two reach-in refrigerators and a dry storage area. This deficient practice has the potential to affect forty-one residents receiving an oral diet." The investigators noted large white storage containers with pasta, cornmeal, and flour with the lids open and no date found on the product to determine its expiration date. There was also "a gallon container of mayonnaise opened and not dated."
The investigative team reviewed the in-service training provided by the facility that revealed: "dietary staff was tested with the knowledge of working rules and regulations in the dietary department." The dietary staff was asked in their training "should everything be dated and labeled that is opened or placed in a refrigerator/freezer?
Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program - citation date July 29, 2018
According to investigators, the "facility failed to ensure [to store] urinal hats in a manner to prevent cross-contamination. This [deficiency] affected one of one hall." The Director of Nursing verified that a urinal hat was found on the floor. A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) revealed that "the washbasin and urinal hats are [supposed to be] kept bagged in a resident's room" to eliminate cross-contamination.
Failure to Follow Policies and Procedures to Convey a Resident's Personal Funds to the Appropriate Party Responsible After a Resident's Death - citation date June 2, 2016
The surveyors documented "the facility failed to ensure that the ending balance in the petty cash account handled by the facility was remitted to the resident's estate within 30 days of death." The deficiency involved two deceased residents."
The investigators interviewed the Social Services Director who "verified there was no data when she called the family about the remaining balance in the resident's account, and no documentation that any further attempts have been made to reach the family."
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Elbert County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Elberton.
It is always free to discuss your case with our legal team. Our network of attorneys provides every client a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee, meaning you will owe us nothing until we can secure financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.Sources