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Magnolia Manor of St. Simons Rehab and Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Mistreatment of the elderly, infirmed, disabled or rehabilitating residing in nursing facilities often involves physical injuries, emotional and mental pain, neglect, and sexual assault. Sometimes, the indicators of abuse and neglect are difficult to identify when families and friends confuse these indicators with declining mental or physical status.
If your loved one was victimized while residing in a Glynn County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of lawyers work on your case beginning today to ensure you are adequately compensated for your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm to ensure they are financially and legally accountable.
Magnolia Manor of St. Simons Rehab and Nursing Center
This center is a 125-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Saint Simons Island and Glynn County, Georgia. The "nonprofit-Church related" long-term care home is located at:
2255 Frederica Road
Saint Simons Island, Georgia 31522
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Magnolia Manor of Saint Simons Rehab and Nursing Center offers other services including rehabilitative therapy, in-house doctor appointments, and medication assistance.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Georgia and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed a nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal regulators imposed a $13,000 fine against Magnolia Manor of Saint Simons Rehab and Nursing Center on September 14, 2018, citing substandard care. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Saint Simons Island Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Georgia Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents - citation date August 5, 2017
The nursing home "failed to report to the State Survey Agency an allegation of abuse for [one resident]." This "failure resulted in no actual harm but had the potential for more than minimal harm."
The investigators interviewed the resident who revealed "that she provided the first names of the two nurses who she reported witnessed the allegation of verbal abuse. She reported that she did not know their 'last names.' She voiced the situation happened" the previous week.
One of the nurses alleged two who witnessed the event revealed that she had witnessed one resident speaking to the reporting resident saying "she was in the hall and did not hear exactly what was said. She voiced the escorted [the abusive resident] out of the room back to her room and told [the abused resident] when something like this happens with another resident she should back up and leave the situation."
Even though the nurse had witnessed the event, she revealed that "she did not tell anyone or report it because the other nurse was to do that." This nurse revealed that the resident "does have outbursts at times. She voiced she has witnessed him getting upset with residents in the hall moving too slow for him, and he has told them to get out of his way."
Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents - citation date September 14, 2018
The state surveyors noted the facility "failed to use a Hoyer lift and two-person assist as assessed as requiring when transferring one resident." Actual "harm occurred when a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) attempted to transfer the resident from her wheelchair to the bed, and both [the CNA and the resident] fell."
As a result of the fall, the resident received a left intertrochanteric hip fracture, "which required surgery that included an open reduction and internal fixation of the left hip intertrochanteric with the gamma nail fixation." A review of the facility's "internal investigation" revealed that a staff member, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) "failed to use a mechanical lift and two-person assist" when transferring the resident from her wheelchair to the bed. This failure resulted in the resident sustaining a broken hip.
Documentation shows "there was no witness to the incident. The resident was able to confirm the occurrence, and that [the CNA] did not use a mechanical lift or two persons to assess."
Mistreated at Magnolia Manor of St. Simons Rehab and Nursing Center? We can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Magnolia Manor of St. Simons Rehab and Nursing Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal with assistance. We represent Glynn County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Saint Simons Island.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.