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Mitchell-Hollingsworth Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Mistreatment occurring in nursing homes across the U.S. is in all too common occurrence. According to statistics maintained by Medicare, there are thousands of senior citizens, the disabled, and rehabilitating subjected to abuse and neglect at nursing homes nationwide. Many of these individuals suffered mistreatment at the hands of their caregivers, employees, visitors, and other patients.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Lauderdale County nursing facility, contact the Alabama nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you are adequately compensated for your damages.Mitchell-Hollingsworth Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This center is a 222-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Florence and Lauderdale County, Alabama. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
805 Flagg Circle
Florence, Alabama 35631
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Mitchell-Hollingsworth Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $31,639 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of Alabama have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Mitchell-Hollingsworth Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for $31,639 on November 17, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing facility self-reported a serious problem over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Alabama Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationFlorence Alabama Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Alabama Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date November 17, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home failed to protect a cognitively impaired dependent resident “after the resident was sexually assaulted by [a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)].”
A second CNA stated that she had observed her co-worker (the alleged perpetrator), “engaging in a sexual act with [the resident] on November 2, 2017.” The reporting CNA “stated near the end of the evening shift, around 10:55 PM, she went to look for [the CNA] because she needed his assistance with another resident.” The alleged perpetrating CNA “had volunteered to provide care to [the sexually assaulted resident], to help complete assignments before the oncoming shift (11:00 PM to 7:00 AM) came on duty.”
The reporting CNA stated that when she opened the resident’s door, she observed the sexually assaulting CNA straddled on top of the resident “having sex with the resident.” The reporting CNA stated that both the resident and the sexual perpetrator “were naked from the waist down and [the assaulting CNA was sitting on top of the resident].”
The reporting CNA stated that they were shocked by the observation and informed the sexually assaulting CNA “that she was going to report what she had observed to the Charge Nurse.” According to the reporting CNA, the sexually assaulting CNA “asked her to ‘please not tell.’”
The reporting CNA stated, “she did not implement the facility’s established procedures of what to do when abuse was witnessed.” The reporting CNA failed to ensure [that the resident] “was safe, when she left the resident unattended to report what she observed to [the Charge Nurse].”
The reporting CNA stated that “she wished she had drawn attention by screaming or alerting staff when she was in [the resident’s] room that night instead of closing the door and leaving [the resident] unsupervised, and unprotected.”
Furthermore, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Charge Nurse and Registered Nurse (RN) Supervisor were made aware of what the reporting CNA “had witnessed, [but failed] to protect the resident by not immediately going into the resident’s room to ensure the resident safety.”
The deficient practice placed the resident in Immediate Jeopardy of serious injury, harm, or death.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Mitchell-Hollingsworth Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Alabama nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Lauderdale County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Florence.
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 a monetary compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.