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Magnolia Manor - Greenville Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Many families turn to their caregivers in nursing facilities to provide a high level of care and services to their loved ones who are elderly, disabled or infirm. We trust these medical professionals to ensure our loved ones are protected in a safe and compassionate environment. Unfortunately, a high percentage of nursing home residents become victims of their caregivers through neglect, abuse or mistreatment. The abuse injury attorneys in South Carolina have represented hundreds of nursing home victims in the Greenville County area. Our team of dedicated lawyers can fight aggressively on your behalf to ensure your family receives adequate compensation to recover your financial damages.Magnolia Manor - Greenville
This Nursing Center is a 99-certified-bed corporate 'for profit' Home providing services to residents of Greenville and Greenville County, South Carolina. The Medicare/Medicaid-approved Nursing Facility is located at:
411 Ansel St
Greenville, SC 29601
This facility provides 24-hour skilled nursing care, long-term care, and short-term rehabilitation services. Additional services include:
- Wound management
- Diabetes care
- Physical, occupational and speech therapies
- Respiratory therapy
- Pain management
- IV antibiotic treatments
- Orthopedic rehabilitation for multiple or single fractures
- Dysphagia (speech) management
- Amputee prosthetic training
- Tracheostomy care
- Nebulizer treatments
- Renal care
- G.I. feeding tube care
- Ostomy care
- Wound BAC
- Decubitus ulcer care
- Debilitating disease rehabilitation
- Stroke rehabilitation
South Carolina 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 his severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident. Over the last three years, investigators have fined this nursing home once for $271,263 on December 14, 2016. Additional information about fines and penalties can be found on the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control website concerning Magnolia Manor - Greenville.Greenville South Carolina Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
The state of South Carolina and the federal government nursing home regulatory agencies regularly update the national nursing facility database system. The Medicare.gov information contains a historical list of opened investigations, safety concerns, incident inquiries, health violations, dangerous hazards, and filed complaints of every facility in America. Many families use this information to determine where to place a loved one who requires the best nursing care.
Currently, Magnolia Manor - Greenville maintains an overall one out of five available star rating in the Medicare star rating comparison analysis system compared to all other facilities nationwide. This rating includes one of five stars for health inspection problems, one of five stars for staffing issues, and two of five stars for quality measures. The Greenville County nursing home neglect attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center have located numerous deficiencies and safety concerns at this nursing home that include:
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident's Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident's Condition Including a Decline in Health or Injury
In a summary statement of deficiency dated September 11, 2015, the state investigator documented the facility's failure to "notify the attending physician of a change in the medical condition in a timely manner." The deficient practice by the nursing staff involved one resident who was "reviewed for death." A review of the resident's Medical Records revealed that the resident "was found around 4:45 AM unresponsive, no pulse, but he was cold to the touch and color was pasty gray."
The investigator interviewed the facility Director of Nursing who stated that "all licensed staff [members] and most of our CNAs are CPR [cardiopulmonary resuscitation] certified. We have a system for the code status - the papers in front of the chart and on the outside of the charts we have a red DNR [do not resuscitate] and a green circle for full code." The investigator asked what was on the resident's chart? The Director responded, "A green dot. Also, our QAPI [Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement team] meets monthly, and Advance Directives are reviewed then. I was shocked when I came in the next morning and realized that nobody had notified the physician, I called him immediately and notified the Administrator. Then I got to work on reporting the incident. The nurses were terminated, and I reported them to Licensure and did a 24-hour report."
The investigator interviewed the facility's Nurse Practitioner who recalled the resident and said that "family had a meeting with me and the daughter wanted him to be placed on hospice. There were some legal issues - she was not a power of attorney and was going to have to go to the courts for that. In the meantime, he became worse. I was going to send him out for a G.I. consult for possible PEG tube placement in case the family changes their mind about hospice. That way he would have had it, and he was losing weight. He was a very sick man, and the family did not know exactly what they wanted, but the daughter was going to go to court for the power of attorney."
When asked if they expected the staff to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the resident when they found him responsive, the nurse practitioner replied, "yes, he was a full code, CPR should have been started." In an interview with the Registered Nurse (RN), it was revealed that when the LPN "came and got her and said that [the resident] had passed away." The Registered Nurse "entered the room and he was cold, gray, no respirations, no pulse, and stiff." The Registered Nurse stated, "I told the CNA to do postmortem care on him." The nurse stated that "the physician was not notified, and she had thought that the LPN had notified him of the resident's death. She stated she did not contact the family." The facility's Director of Nursing and the Nurse Consultant "confirmed there was no policy regarding [what to do when] a resident died in the facility."
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated March 15, 2018, the state investigator documented that the facility had "failed to notify the Responsible Party (RP) for [a change in a resident's] treatment." The deficient practice by the nursing staff involved a resident who "was reviewed for unnecessary medications. The facility discontinued [the resident's] medication without notifying the Responsible Party."
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident's Drug Regimen Remains Free from Unnecessary Medications
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated March 15, 2018, the state surveyor documented that the facility had "failed to provide medication as ordered for [a resident] reviewed for unnecessary medications. The facility discontinued [the resident's medication], in error, without an order to discontinue the medication."
The state investigator interviewed the resident's Responsible Party who stated that they were concerned about the resident's medication and said they "began to notice that the resident was becoming more rigid, or stiff, in [their] arms and legs." The Responsible Party also stated that around this time, staff had asked that different clothing be brought in to make it easier to change the resident's clothes." The responsible party asked the Licensed Practical Nurse providing the resident care if the resident's medication "should be increased to help loosen him. The responsible party stated that the LPN told [the responsible party that the resident's medication] was discontinued on December 22, 2017. The Responsible Party stated [that they were not notified of the change of the medication] being discontinued."
The LPN stated that she remembers the medication "being discontinued but could not remember which provider did so." The Licensed Practical Nurse "confirmed there were no orders or notes on the record to discontinue the [resident's medications]. In addition, the LPN confirmed the Neurology Notes from August 8, 2017, indicated the resident's goals was to receive [the medication] 1.5 tablets four times a day and to call if any medication changes were needed."
The state investigator interviewed the facility Director of Nursing on the morning of March 15, 2018, who confirmed that "there were no orders or notes to discontinue [the resident's medication]." The Director also said, "it appears to have been a transcription error." The Director of Nursing said that "when the order was put in the computer in September, a stop date of December 22, 2018, was entered." The Director also "stated discontinuing [the resident's medications] was in error.
- Failure to Assist Residents Who Require Help with Eating/Drinking, Grooming and Personal an Oral Hygiene
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated December 14, 2016, the state investigator documented the facility's failure "to provide facial hair grooming and fingernail care to [one resident] reviewed for Activities of Daily Living." The deficient practice by the nursing staff involved a resident who "was observed with a dark substance under long fingernails (both hands) and noted with long hairs coming out of both ear canals."
The investigator observed in interviewed the resident on the morning of December 12, 2016 while "in bed and noted with long fingernails on both hands long hairs coming out of both ear canals. The following day at approximately the same time, the investigator returned with the Licensed Practical Nurse and Director of Nursing who confirmed "the resident's long fingernails and hair extended outside of the ear." The Director stated that they "would have the resident's fingernails and facial hairs addressed. There was no documentation to indicate the resident had refused fingernail and facial hair care."
- Failure to Provide Every Resident and Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provided Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated December 14, 2016, the state investigator documented the facility had failed to transfer the resident correctly. The documentation shows that the resident "was transferred incorrectly by a staff Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) [who] transferred the resident alone using a standard pivot method instead of the Hoyer lift with the assistance of two staff members. The resident was found to have a fracture of the left femur the next morning."
The investigator stated that the resident "was left unsupervised in an enclosed courtyard for an extended period of time with staff not checking on [them]. This failure on the part of the staff resulted in [the resident] receiving burns to both shoulders. After review of corrective action put in place related to both incidents, it was determined that Immediate Jeopardy of past non-compliance existed in the facility as of June 10, 2017 [another resident was incorrectly transferred] and continued with [the second resident's] burns."
- Failure to Ensure Residents with Reduced Range of Motion Get Proper Treatment and Services to Increase the Range of Motion
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated December 14, 2016, the state investigator documented that the facility had "failed to provide physician ordered hand or wrist splints for [two residents] reviewed for range of motion services." The investigator stated that two residents "did not have hand splints as ordered by a physician." One resident was observed, "in her room with a contracture to both hands and no splint devices in place." During a second random observation, the investigator revealed a resident was observed: "in the room with no devices in place."
The investigator reviewed the resident's medical records which revealed a physician order dated October 16, 2016 "to discontinue bilateral hand care its due to misplacement and will re-issue upon receipt of new splints. There was no documentation to indicate the resident refused to use splints and the splints were discontinued."
The other resident was found to have a Care Plan for wrist splints. However, a Registered Nurse providing the resident care stated that "there was no documentation to indicate the wrist splint was being provided as Care Plan." The nurse further stated that "the wrist splint was supposed to be discontinued, and an elbow splint was supposed to be provided, but the physician's orders were not written to discontinue the wrist splint." The Registered Nurse stated that "the wrist splint should have been in place until the order was written to discontinue."
If you suspect or grandparent, parent, spouse or other loved one has become a victim of neglect or abuse in a nursing facility in South Carolina, including Magnolia Manor - Inman, it is crucial to speak out and discuss your case with an attorney. If you require help, contact the aggressive team of dedicated nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center to learn about your legal options. Our network of attorneys can ensure you receive justice and financial compensation to recover your damages. Call us today (800) 926-7565 to schedule a free case evaluation. We can handle every aspect of your case to ensure your family is fully compensated for your damages.
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