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Joe-Anne Burgin Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many families entrust caregivers in nursing homes to provide their loved one best services in a comfortable, safe environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment, abuse, and neglect still occur to many nursing home residents nationwide.
If the nursing staff, visitors, or other patients victimized your loved one, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of attorneys work on your behalf to ensure your family receives adequate monetary recovery for your damages.
Joe-Anne Burgin Nursing Home
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "County Government-owned" center providing services to residents of Cuthbert and Randolph, Georgia. The 80-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
321 Randolph Street
Cuthbert, Georgia 39840
Financial Penalties and Violations
It is a legal responsibility of state and federal investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
Over the last thirty-six months, state investigators imposed three monetary and penalties against Joe-Anne Burgin Nursing Home citing substandard care. These penalties include a $3970 fine, a $30,733 fine on September 22, 2016, and a $3900 fine on March 16, 2016, for a total of $38,603.
Also, the facility received seven formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Cuthbert Georgia 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 Georgia Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores - citation date September 22, 2016
According to investigators, the nursing home "failed to thoroughly measure a pressure ulcer" that was "located on the sacrum." The resident's Pressure Ulcer Scale for Healing Tool documented that a Treatment Nurse noted "eschar from a pressure ulcer" noted "as being completely gone from the wound" between March 31, 2016, and September 15, 2016."
An investigator stated that "the weekly measures were not thorough to include the depth and location of the undermining that was documented as being present by the Physical Therapist and One Consultant" on multiple occasions between June 9, 2016, and September 8, 2016. The Director of Nursing "confirmed that the Treatment Nurse [did not measure] the depth of the undermining or location weekly of the resident's pressure ulcer" and "would not be able to assess that the wound was deteriorating."
In a separate summary dated October 19, 2017, the nursing home "failed to prevent possible cross-contamination for [one resident] during wound care treatment." During wound care observation, a Registered Nurse (RN) "described the left heel as having 100% granulation and was 1.0 cm x 0.6 cm and healing." Initially, the wound was "coded as an abrasion."
The Registered Nurse entered the room with cleaning supplies in a plastic bag and "sanitized her hands and applied gloves." However, after removing soiled bandages from the resident's left heel, the RN repeatedly reached into the plastic bag using soiled gloves to remove bandages that would be applied to the left heel.
Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents - citation date September 22, 2016
The state surveyors noted the "facility failed to ensure the safety of [one resident] by using three-fourths side rails bilaterally after being assessed at risk for injury." The nursing home also "failed to ensure fall interventions were implemented." The incident involved a resident whose Admission MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment documented "the resident had experienced one fall since admission was no injury."
Documentation shows that "family requested to have side rails while in bed for [their loved one's] safety or comfort." However, the resident "had a history of fluctuation a level of consciousness or cognitive deficit" and was "able to get in and out of bed."
The resident has "a problem with the balance and poor trunk control, history of falls, currently received medications and required safety precautions, possibility of the resident climbing over the side rail and side rail alternatives/interventions create more risks than side rail use."
The survey team reviewed an Incident Report dated May 17, 2016, that shows that the patient "was found on the floor in his room, was alert and oriented with two full side rails up. No apparent injury was documented."
Abused at Joe-Anne Burgin Nursing Home? Our Attorneys can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Joe-Anne Burgin Nursing Home? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Randolph County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Cuthbert.
We provide an initial, free case consultation to every potential client an offer a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee you will not pay us anything until after we have secured monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.