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Henry County Health and Rehabilitation Facility
Do you suspect that your loved one has been victimized by nursing home neglect at the hands of caregivers in charge of providing the best care? Are you concerned that their facility-acquired bedsore or an injury from the fall could have been prevented had the staff followed the established standards of protocol? If so, contact the Alabama nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has worked on cases exactly like yours and can help your family, too. Call us now so we can begin working on your Henry County nursing home neglect case today. Time is of the essence; all necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper Alabama county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Henry County Health and Rehabilitation Facility
This long-term care home is a "county-owned" 142-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Abbeville and Henry County, Alabama. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
212 Dothan Road
Abbeville, Alabama 36310
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Henry County Health and Rehabilitation Facility offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state of Alabama and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Alabama Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationAbbeville Alabama Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Alabama Department of Public Health website.
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 Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F580 date May 16, 2019
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date May 16, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure its licensed staff notified the Physician of blood glucose greater than 450.” This deficient practice by the nursing staff affected one resident “whose blood glucose levels were reviewed.”
A review of the resident’s Electronic Medication Administration Records (MAR) guided the licensed nursing staff on when and how to administer insulin based on the resident’s blood glucose metering. The nursing staff was to check the resident’s blood sugar three times daily before meals using a sliding-scale to determine the amount of insulin to provide when needed.
The records indicated that the Physician was to be notified when the resident’s glucose monitoring revealed levels greater than 450. However, the Departmental Notes revealed there was no Nursing Note entry of Physician notification when the Medication Administration Record indicated an excessively high (over 450) blood glucose reading.
The state investigators interviewed a Registered Nurse (RN) Supervisor who was asked, “should the Physician be notified per the sliding-scale order for capillary blood glucose or blood glucose reading over 450?” The Supervisor replied, “Yes.” The surveyors then asked “was the Physician notified after the results of May 11, 2019, at 4:00 PM or after the May 12, 2019, 1:00 PM results?” The Supervisor stated that “not that she was aware of.”
The Supervisor stated that there was potential harm of “not notifying the physician of a Capillary Blood Glucose over 450” because “the resident could go into a diabetic coma or have other issues from sugar.”
The facility “failed to ensure the Treatment Nurse removed her gloves and sanitized her hands, after cleaning the wound for [two residents], before placing the clean treatment and outer coverings.” The surveyors observed the Wound Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) providing treatment of a resident’s Stage II pressure ulcer to the coccyx.
The LPN failed to follow established protocols to eliminate the spread of infection. Additionally, “the assisting nurse removed the resident’s pants and loosened the brief and held the resident” for the Wound Nurse. The nurse then “rolled the brief down away from the wound with her gloved hand.” At that time, the brief was wet.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Henry County Health and Rehabilitation Facility? Contact the Alabama nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Henry County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Abbeville.
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