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Life Care Center of Gwinnett Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Mistreating senior citizens living in nursing homes is an unacceptable, reprehensible, and disgraceful action done by the hands of caregivers, visitors, and other patients. Many families relocate their loved one into the nursing home, believing that they will receive the highest level of care in a safe environment. Unfortunately, neglect and abuse are an all too common occurrence that leaves victims harmed, injured, or dead.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Gwinnett County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you are financially compensated for your monetary damages.Life Care Center of Gwinnett Nursing Home
This long-term care home is a "for profit" 163-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Lawrenceville and Gwinnett County, Georgia. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
3850 Safehaven Drive
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30044
Life Care Center of Gwinnett Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Gwinnett Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.Financial Penalties and Violations
Georgia and the federal government have the legal obligation to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the home has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In severe cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
The nursing home received three complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Georgia Department of Community Health Website.
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 two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four 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 #F689 date April 26, 2019
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to provide adequate supervision when offering hot beverages for [three residents] which resulted in actual harm.” The facility’s policy titled: Reducing the Risk [of harm for] residents from hot beverages revealed that the hot liquids could reach as much as 120°F or above.
Because of the potential harm, the policy states that “supervision is required to provide a safe environment in which our residents can enjoy a good-tasting cup of coffee and other hot beverages. Hot beverages should only be available to residents in areas that are supervised at all times.”
The investigation involved a moderately, cognitively impaired resident who “requires one-person extensive assistance with eating.”
A review of the resident’s Baseline Care Plan dated April 2, 2019, notes that the resident’s skin was intact and states the resident requires assistance with activities of daily living and mobility.” The investigators interviewed the resident on April 23, 2019, who stated that “he wanted to go home, but the burn wound on his thigh was keeping them from going home.”
The state surveyors observed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and an LPN Wound Care Nurse providing wound care to the resident, including a dressing change to the resident’s “right thigh.” The LPN “stated the wound was a healing burn and that the resident fell asleep and spilled hot coffee on his leg.”
A review of the Nurse’s Note for April 5, 2019, included an event note at 11:45 PM that revealed that the resident was “observed with a lesion on his right upper thigh. The resident stated the coffee spilled on me and burned me. The Physician was notified, and the resident’s family was notified.”
The facility Administrator investigated the burn incident. The completion of the investigation revealed that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) had “served hot coffee to [the resident who was] lying in bed and the coffee spilled, burning his leg.”
The facility terminated the CNA “due to a failure to follow facility policy in serving hot beverages.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Life Care Center of Gwinnett Nursing Home? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Gwinnett County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Lawrenceville.
It is always free to discuss your case with our legal team. We provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will owe us nothing until we can secure a financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.Sources