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Magnolia Ridge Nursing Center
The Alabama Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys represents victims of nursing home assault and abuse occurring in Alabama. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases where Jefferson County nursing home residents were mistreated by the medical team, Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, visitors, employees, and other patients.
If your loved one was injured, abused, or neglected at an Alabama nursing facility, contact us today. Let us represent your family to ensure you receive monetary compensation to recover your damages.Magnolia Ridge Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 148-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Gardendale and Jefferson County, Alabama. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
420 Dean Drive
Gardendale, Alabama 35071
Magnolia Ridge Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Magnolia Ridge Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Fined $9,168 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Magnolia Ridge Nursing Center for $9,168 on February 01, 2018, citing substandard care.
The nursing home received two complaints over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Alabama Public Health Nursing Home Provider Standards Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationGardendale Alabama Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Alabama Department of Public Health website.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #580 date February 1, 2018
The investigative team determined the nursing home “failed to notify the physician of bruising on [the resident’s] inner right groin area [promptly]. On January 4, 2018, it was documented [that the resident] had bruising on the right inner groin area that continues to spread.”
Five days later, on January 9, 2018, “the bruising was reported to the Physician, at which time he ordered x-rays that revealed a fractured femur. This [failure affected the resident].”
The survey team interviewed the Attending/Primary Physician and asked, “when was the first time he was made aware by the facility staff of bruising to [the resident’s] groin and thigh area?” The Physician answered, “the first time he was aware was the day the fracture was found,” which was five days after other nursing staff recognized that the resident was injured.
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) stated during an interview that “she was off for the Christmas holiday and returned to work on January 2, 2018.” The surveyors asked the LPN if she was told that the resident “had bruising when she returned to work” on that day. The LPN said, “No, ma’am, not at that time.”
The LPN indicated that “she was called into the shower room” on January 4, 2018, “and it was brought to her attention” at that time. The LPN stated that the resident had “a purplish-blue in color bruise that [that was on the resident’s] right inner thigh, from the front perineal area and to the pelvic area to the buttocks.”
When the LPN became aware of the bruising, “she told the Unit Manager,” and she thought that the Unit Manager “notified the doctor.”
The investigators determined that “the facility failed to report an injury of an unknown source to the State Survey Agency involving a cognitively impaired resident with no speech” who “had bruising on the right inner groin area that continued to spread.”
The facility Administrator confirmed that he had not reported the fractured femur to the State Survey Agency [as required by law] because the injury of unknown origin “was not brought to his attention” and explained that “he was not made aware that [the resident] had bruising to the right inner groin” when the event occurred.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Magnolia Ridge Nursing Center? Contact the Alabama nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Jefferson County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Gardendale.
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