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Mount Royal Towers Nursing Center
Attorneys for Abused & Injured at Mount Royal Towers Nursing Center
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of verbal or physical abuse while living in a Jefferson County nursing facility? Are you concerned that the mistreatment is occurring at the hands of caregivers, other patients, employees, or visitors? If so, contact the Alabama nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
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Mount Royal Towers Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a 143-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Birmingham and Jefferson County, Alabama. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
300 Royal Tower Drive
Birmingham, Alabama 35209
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Mount Royal Towers Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Alabama and federal agencies are legally obligated to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators find the nursing home seriously violated established nursing home regulations and rules.
The nursing home received two complaints 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.
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Birmingham 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 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 Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date April 6, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home failed to ensure that a resident’s allegation of abuse [was reported] to the Administrator/Abuse Coordinator, so “the State Agency could be notified, and an investigation completed.” This deficient practice “affected one abuse allegation reviewed.” The state investigators arrived at the facility and asked to see previous surveys and abuse allegation investigations. However, “the facility did not provide any.”
On April 5, 2017, at 5:15 PM, the resident “reported the incident [that he/she] observed in October 2016, to the surveyor.” The resident reported “he/she saw two Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) throw water on three residents.” The resident reported that “the CNA threw water on the one resident’s face after the resident sustained [an injury].” The reporting resident “also indicated the unnamed CNA called him/her a [foul word].”
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) discussed the information reported by the resident as something to the effect that “a CNA threw water on residents.” The LPN stated that “she thought she had reported [the incident to a] Licensed Social Worker, who then investigated the resident’s allegation.” The LPN indicated that the resident “reported to her that one of them threw water in his/her face.” The LPN “could not remember the date this allegation was made but said it was a few months ago.”
The Licensed Social Worker could not recall “anyone reporting to her that the resident alleged someone threw water in his/her face or other residents’ faces.” The Social Worker “confirmed she had not investigated anything of that nature.”
The survey team followed up in an interview with the LPN who stated that she would consider the resident’s “statement that someone threw water in his/her face an allegation of abuse.” She said that the Administrator, “and the Director of Nursing were the Abuse Coordinators” but never reported the incident to them because she had reported to the Social Worker.
The state surveyors asked the LPN “why it was important to report allegations of abuse to the Abuse Coordinator.” The LPN responded, “it was important so they could follow up on it as well.” The LPN confirmed that “all allegations of abuse should be reported to the State Agency and investigated. She further stated if the resident’s allegation was not investigated, it could make them feel like no one cares.”
The Administrator/Abuse Coordinator stated, “there had been no allegations of abuse at the facility’s last survey [and said] if a resident alleges abuse to a staff member, that staff member should first notify the supervisor immediately and then contact the Abuse Coordinator.”
Mistreated at Mount Royal Towers Nursing Center? We Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Mount Royal Towers Nursing Center? Contact the Alabama nursing home abuse prevention 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 Birmingham.
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