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Hillview Terrace Nursing Center
Any mistreatment of the senior citizen in a nursing facility can constitute neglect or abuse if it occurs at the hands of caregivers, employees, family members, friends, or other patients. Every member of the nursing team and employee staff always has a legal responsibility to protect their residents and keep them safe in their environment.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Montgomery 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 financial compensation for your damages. Time is of the essence. All necessary documentation must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Hillview Terrace Nursing Center
This nursing center is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Montgomery and Montgomery County, Alabama. The 143-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
100 Perry Hill Rd
Montgomery, Alabama 36109
Hillview Terrace Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Hillview Terrace Nursing Center 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, dialysis services, 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 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. Typically, the higher the penalty, the more egregious the problem.
This nursing facility self-reported a serious problem over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. 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 ConsultationMontgomery Alabama Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Alabama Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Different Approaches before Using a Handrail – citation #F700 date February 5, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure the consent form signed by the sponsor detailed the potential risks associated with the use of side rails.” The nursing home also failed to ensure that “the side rail assessment addressed prior alternatives attempted before installation and the side rail assessment included an assessment for the risk of entrapment.”
The investigators reviewed the facility’s policy titled: Proper Use of Side Rails that specifies its purpose “is to prevent resident injury and serve as an enabler for the resident.” The survey team requested a copy of the resident’s consent for the use of side rails that “was signed by the sponsor prior to the resident’s initial admission. This form included the following disclaimer: although we will do our best to prevent problems, based on the physical, mental, and medical conditions, things that can happen to them while they are here include – at risk for falls related to past history. Will utilize side rails and a low bed and any other intervention necessary.”
However, the surveyors determined that “the form failed to document the risks imposed by the use of side rails.” The Admission Agreement signed by the sponsor approved the use of bed rails. However, there was “no mention made of the potential risks involved.”
The investigators observed the resident on February 2, 2018 at 8:16 AM and again on February 5, 2018 at 9:15 AM. On both of those occasions, the resident “was observed in a low bed with four side rails up.”
Just after the second observation, the surveyors asked the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) providing the resident care “why four side rails were in use on the resident’s bed.” The CNA explained that the rails were there because the resident “had a fall resulting in a right shoulder injury.” The CNA explained that “the resident could move his/her legs, but very little since the November 17, 2017 fall which resulted in a fractured (right) shoulder.” The CNA was not sure why the “lower side rails were in place.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Hillview Terrace Nursing Center? Contact the Alabama nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Montgomery County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Montgomery.
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