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Medical Management Health and Rehab Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
The lawyers at the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys Center work aggressively on behalf of our clients to ensure that caregivers and other residents causing mistreatment are held legally and financially accountable. Our entire team remains dedicated to resolving abuse and neglect cases.
If your loved one suffered an injury while residing in a Bibb County nursing home, we encourage you to contact our law offices now so we can begin working on your case today. We will use Georgia tort law to ensure your family receives adequate monetary recovery for your damages.Medical Management Health and Rehab Center
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 100-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Macon and Bibb County, Georgia. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1509 Cedar Ave
Macon, Georgia 31204
Both the federal government and the state of Georgia can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
Over the last three years, federal investigators imposed a massive monetary penalty of $608,531 against Medical Management Health and Rehab Center on January 29, 2016, citing substandard care. Also, Medicare denied payment for services rendered on the same day.
The nursing facility received twelve formally filed complaints and self-reported seven serious issues that all resulted in citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.Macon Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Georgia 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 one out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Promptly Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities - citation date November 7, 2018
The facility "failed to report to the State Survey Agency in a timely requirement for an alleged allegation of abuse" involving one resident. The documentation shows that the resident "self-propelled" to the surveyor who was at the medication cart saying, "give me the code to get out." The surveyor was attempting to talk to the resident when the resident grabbed the surveyor's hand and twisted it, at the same time talking and not letting go of the surveyor's hand.
The resident let the surveyor's hand go and then "jumped up" on a particular staff member by "grabbing her pants and did not let go until a third staff [member] was able to successfully remove the resident's hand from the former staff. The resident kept swinging his hands until the resident" was injured.
A review of the emergency room departmental notes revealed that the resident sustained a fracture of the fifth finger with mild displacement. The facility Director of Nursing states that they had "overheard the resident saying the staff had beat him up and broke his finger last week. The Director of Nursing spoke to the resident, reviewed the incident with the resident [and] informed the resident that the ombudsman had been to the facility to investigate the incident and that the staff had given [the resident] an apology (despite no wrongdoing)."
The resident "verbalized understanding and said he [wasn't] sure why he keeps remembering it wrong."
Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading - citation date August 23, 2017
According to investigators, the facility "failed to ensure their infection control policy was followed related to proper glove usage and hand hygiene. An observation revealed two staff nurses failed to adhere to proper hand hygiene and glove use during a medication pass observation involving [two residents]."
The facility Director of Nursing "confirmed her expectations would be the staff should wear gloves during procedures, remove gloves after and wash her hands [before] completing resident care per the facility's policy."
Failure to Ensure There Is a Pest Control Program to Prevent or Deal with Mice, Insects or Other Pests - citation date August 23, 2017
The nursing home "failed to have an effective pest control program for two of four halls (halls A and C) to prevent the presence of insect pests (roach and flies) located in resident areas." Observations were made of a resident "eating in the dining room" when "flies were observed landing on the resident's meal tray. When asked about the flies, the resident stated he eats his meals in his room and flies were a daily problem."
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at Medical Management Health and Rehab Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Bibb County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Macon.
Our legal team offers every client a free, initial case consultation. Additionally, we offer a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee. This promise means you do not owe us anything until we have secured monetary compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.Sources