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Luverne Health and Rehabilitation Center
Was your loved one mistreated while living in a Crenshaw County nursing facility? Are you concerned that they were the victims of abuse or neglect at the hands of caregivers or other residents? If so, contact the Alabama nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal help.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has represented many nursing home victims and can assist your family, too. We provide every client with a free initial consultation to discuss their case and determine the best legal options to proceed. Call now so we can begin working on your case today.Luverne Health and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 151-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Luverne and Crenshaw County, Alabama. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
142 West Third Street
Luverne, Alabama 36049
Luverne Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Luverne Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, swallowing disorders, wound management, cardiac recovery, orthopedic injuries, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Alabama nursing home regulators and federal inspectors have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home identified as violating rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. Typically, these penalties include monetary fines and denial of payment of medical 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 ConsultationLuverne Alabama Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Alabama and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one 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 Provide Safe and Appropriate Respiratory Care for a Resident When Needed – citation #F695 date April 19, 2018
- Failure to Develop Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date March 2, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure [a resident’s] oxygen was infusing at 2.0 L per minute as ordered by the Physician.” A review of the facility’s policy titled: Oxygen Administration reveals that “oxygen should be administered under order of the attending Physician.”
The resident’s documentation shows that the doctor had prescribed oxygen delivery at 2.0 L per minute via nasal cannula due to shortness of breath. The state surveyors observed the resident “in bed with oxygen continuing to infuse at 2.5 L per minute via nasal cannula” at 5:00 PM on April 18, 2018.
The following morning at 10:18 AM, the surveyors interviewed a Registered Nurse (RN)/Unit Manager and informed the nurse of the observation of the resident receiving 2.5 L per minute of infusing oxygen over the last two days. The Registered Nurse verified that the resident should be receiving oxygen at 2.0 L per minute and asked the RN what was the harm in not following the Physician’s order? The RN replied that “it was not what the Physician wanted.” The RN confirmed that the resident was receiving oxygen due to “shortness of breath.”
The facility “failed to ensure a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) sanitized his hands after picking up a bottle of hand sanitizer from the floor and before opening a carton of milkshake and giving it to [a resident] during the breakfast meal.”
Additionally, the nursing home failed to ensure that “a licensed staff turned off a faucet with the paper towel instead of their hands, forearms, or elbows for [another two residents].” The nursing home also failed to “ensure that licensed staff disposed of a soiled gauze dressing from the wound of [one of the two residents listed above] into the proper receptacle; and licensed staff did not remove clean items from the treatment cart with her wet hands during the provision of wound care for [the first resident].”
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who serves as the facility’s Infection Control Nurse verified that “a staff touched and contaminated a dirty item” and Cross-contamination could occur. The Infection Control Nurse verified that the staff “should wash or sanitize her hands before touching clean items.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Luverne Health and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Alabama nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Crenshaw County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Luverne.
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.