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Lafayette Nursing Home
Many of the problems associated with mistreatment occurring in assisted-living facilities in nursing homes are the result of a lack of trained personnel, minimal supervision, or understaffing. In these incidents, the needs of the residents are often ignored; they suffer serious injuries from a fall or develop life-threatening bedsores. Other residents wander away from the facility due to a lack of supervision, as mentioned in the citation below.
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This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Lafayette and Chambers County, Alabama. The 63-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
555 B Street SW
Lafayette, Alabama 36862
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Lafayette 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.
Fined $13,905 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Alabama and federal agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines are denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Lafayette Nursing Home for $13,905 on January 23, 2019, citing substandard care. The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months 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 ConsultationLafayette Alabama Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Alabama and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Enough Nursing Staff Every Day to Meet the Needs of Every Resident and Have a Licensed Nurse in Charge on Each Shift – citation #F725 date January 25, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to provide sufficient nursing staff to consistently meet the needs of the residents. This deficient practice had the potential to affect all fifty-nine residents currently residing in the facility.”
The state investigative team interviewed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at 7:08 AM, on January 13, 2019. The CNA “was asked how many CNAs usually work the third shift (11:00 PM to 7:00 AM)” The CNA responded that “when she started [working at the facility], it was just her.” The CNA now says that she works with one CNA a couple of nights a week.” The CNA also indicated that sometimes the facility had one, two, or three CNAs working that shift.
The surveyors asked the CNA if the Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Registered Nurses (RNs) ever assisted the CNA when she had to work by herself. She replied, “No, not on the third shift.”
The CNA stated that she checked and changed her residents every two hours during her shift but stated that it was impossible “to make her rounds every two hours on nights she had worked by herself.” The CNA indicated that there were nights when she worked on the floor by herself where she found the residents “down in the bed, some would be soiled, and some would be wet.”
The facility “held a Resident Council Meeting at 9:39 AM, on July 14, 2019.” At that time, one resident “voiced a complaint of lack of staff. When asked how it affected him/her, [that resident] said baths were delayed, and you may not receive one until the first shift arrived instead of the usual time of 5:30 AM or 6:00 AM.” This resident stated that he/she “was having to stay soiled until staff could get to him/her for a bath.”
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