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Meadowbrook Health and Rehab Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Mistreatment still occurs in many facilities nationwide were patients become the victims of mistreatment by caregivers, visitors or other residents. In some cases, the nursing staff fails to provide adequate care because of a lack of sufficient training, or because they are overworked or underpaid.
If your loved one was victimized when living in a DeKalb County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. We can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your losses. Let us use the law to hold those responsible for causing your harm legally and financially accountable.
Meadowbrook Health and Rehab Center
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Tucker and DeKalb County, Georgia. The 144-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
4608 Lawrenceville Highway
Tucker, Georgia 30084
Meadowbrook Health and Rehab Center
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Meadowbrook Health and Rehab Center offers other services that include short-stay transitional care, IV (intravenous) therapy, wound care, pulmonary management, cardiac management, long-term care, hospice, respite care, and physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The state of Georgia and the federal government are legally responsible for monitoring each nursing home and impose monetary fines and deny payments through Medicare if serious violations have been identified. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Over the last thirty-six months, Meadowbrook Health and Rehab Center received four formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be found on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Tucker Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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 one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading - citation date November 9, 2017
The state investigators "determined that the facility failed to remove gloves and wash hands after providing perineal care and before repositioning the resident and returning care items to storage areas." This "failure resulted in the potential for transmission of harmful germs."
The investigators observed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) providing the resident care who "failed to remove her gloves when she repositioned [the resident] in her bed." The CNA did not remove her gloves when she "replaced the care items to the storage room, rearranged the items on the bedside table, raised the side rails on the bed to return to the washbasin to the bathroom before removing her isolation gown and gloves in placing them in a plastic bag." The resident was on contact isolation due to an infectious disease.
In a separate summary statement dated May 7, 2017, the investigative team noted the nursing home "failed to ensure that resident bedpans and baths basins were stored properly to prevent the spread of infection in four rooms (A13, A10, E19, and E51)." The investigators interviewed the Director of Nursing who stated that "bedpans and baths basins should not be stored on the floor and should be labeled" to prevent the spread of infection.
In a third summary statement dated November 18, 2016, the surveyors determined the facility "failed to ensure staff performed hand washing [according to] policy while performing wound care for a resident" with pressure ulcers. The surveyors observed the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) performing hand wash "where the wash sequence was a total of nine seconds from the water being turned on to the towel pulled to dry hands. After completion of the wound care in taking the trash to the dirty utility room, [the LPN] returned to the resident's bathroom [and] performed hand wash that was again nine seconds from the water being turned on until the towel was pulled to dry her hands."
Failure to Provide Care for Residents That Builds or Maintains Their Dignity and Respect of Individuality - citation date November 9, 2017
The nursing facility "failed to ensure the privacy of one [resident] related to removing the bedcovers and brief during incontinence care." The surveyors observed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) removing a resident's bedclothes and brief before leaving the room "to search for soap." During that time, the resident "was exposed from her waist down to her knees. The door to her room was closed." The CNA "was out of the room for less than three minutes."
However, the resident's "private room was on the ground floor of the facility and faced the parking lot. The resident could possibly be seen by a passerby because the window blinds were open."
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Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Meadowbrook Health and Rehab Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent DeKalb County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Tucker.
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