Birmingham Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

Birmingham Nursing Home Injury LawyersThe Birmingham nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are always looking for ways to educate the public on matters of nursing negligence in an effort to promote real changes that may prevent others from experiencing the very abuse that has caused injury to many of our loved ones. It is our hope that providing you with information about the facilities in your area which have received the lowest Medicare ratings that we may be able to help you avoid placing your loved ones in harm’s way when making the difficult choice of who to trust with their care and safety.

Birmingham Senior Demographics

The city of Birmingham has a storied history as a transportation hub, steel town and manufacturing city that served the needs of the south since the reconstruction period following the Civil War. Birmingham and Atlanta remain the two largest railroading hubs in the Deep South despite the diversification of Birmingham’s economy. Its population rests at over 212,000 and the city is at the center of a metropolitan area that is home to 1.1 million people.

Seniors represent 12.4% of Birmingham’s population and the portion of seniors is expected to swell as Baby Boomers around the country prepare for their retirement. The Jefferson County Office of Senior Citizens Services helps provide programs for the aging population through the establishment and maintaining of senior centers and assistive programs that include senior advocacy, nutrition programs, education, transportation assistance, social activities and fitness and wellness programs. For more information, you can visit http://jeffconline.jccal.org/Default.asp?ID=355&pg=Senior+Citizens+Services.

Birmingham Nursing Homes

Our Birmingham nursing injury lawyers gathered all of the information we needed to prepare the following list by using the nursing home compare tool offered to the public via Medicare’s website. There are many nursing homes serving the area, so we are only highlighting the very worst so that you can avoid those centers that have a reputation for providing care that doesn’t live up to your standards. If you would like to see how Medicare has rated any facility not listed, you too can use the tool by visiting https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare.

Civic Center Health and Rehabilitation
1201 22nd Street North
Birmingham, AL 35234
(205) 251-5271

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5

2 star rating

Primary concerns: This facility has been cited for numerous health and safety violations and this is reflected through its one star health inspection history score. Health inspection scores reveal just how well nursing centers handle concerns such as disease prevention, cleanliness, sanitation, nutrition and the administration of medication. This center has been found severely lacking in these areas, which is why it should be avoided.

Oak Knoll Health and Rehabilitation
824 Sixth Avenue West
Birmingham, AL 35204
(205) 787-2619

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: Understaffing concerns could be connected to health and safety deficiencies at this one star rated facility. It is not uncommon for centers owned by for profit corporations to cut corners on training, reduce staff levels to limit wages and choose not to invest in resources, maintenance and services which would benefit residents.

Brookdale University Park
501 University Park Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 870-0786

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Medicare only

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: A one star rating for both quality measures and health inspection is quite telling for a for profit facility. It suggests that the corporation’s priority may not be the safety and satisfaction of its residents. Its lack of access to Medicaid funding only adds insult to injury for those who may need to rely on it for payment.

Fair Haven Retirement Center
1424 Montclair Road
Birmingham, AL 35210
(205) 956-4150

Ownership— Non-profit

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5

2 star rating

Primary concerns: Despite excellent grades in all other areas of concern, this facility has been downgraded due to serious health and safety violations through recent years. If these concerns can be rectified, this center may become a viable option in the future.

St. Martin’s in the Pines
4941 Montevallo Road
Birmingham, AL 35210
(205) 956-1831

Ownership— Non-profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5

2 star rating

Primary concerns: Once again, health and safety is the crux of the concern. This facility employs a well touted staff and boasts a perfect quality measures rating but requires marked improvements in how it manages disease prevention, nutrition, cleanliness and the administration of medications.

Fairview Health and Rehabilitation Center
1028 Bessemer Road
Birmingham, AL 35228
(205) 923-1777

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5

2 star rating

Primary concerns: It comes as no surprise to us that this for profit facility employs a mediocre staff. When understaffing is a concern, it can often be linked to other concerns, such as this center’s one star health inspection rating.

North Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
200 North Pine Hill Road
Birmingham, AL 35217
(205) 849-2352

Ownership— For profit partnership

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: Medicare has deemed both the staff and quality measures employed by this center as mediocre, which may pass by Medicare’s standards; but not ours. The primary concern, however, is a poor health record, which is a theme for all of the poor nursing facilities we’ve covered.

Meadowbrook Extended Care

700 Corporate Ridge
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 991-8900
Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5

2 star rating

Primary concerns: A one star health inspection history is the primary demerit for this facility like the others, but not due to understaffing concerns or poor quality measures. Poor implementation or lack of health and safety protocols is more likely to be the cause.

Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center East
733 Mary Vann Lane
Birmingham, AL 35215
(205) 854-1361

Ownership— For profit individual

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: This center has the poorest rated staff quality on our list; and we are sure that is why it has failed or barely skated by in all other areas of evaluation.

Injuries Suffered Due to Poor Nursing Care

Our Birmingham nursing injury lawyers have helped clients defend the rights of loved ones harmed by many types of injuries or abusive situations. The most common concerns in the Birmingham area seem to be related to health and safety matters, so it is important to be more aware of your loved one’s environment and how well his or her caregivers tend to concerns such as the spread of infection or disease, the administration of medication, nutrition and hydration and the presence of hazards such as clutter, wet floors and furniture that can pose a trip or fall hazard.

The types of injuries that could be suffered due to health and safety issues include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • The development of late stage bedsores, which can be prevented through the simple measure of repositioning patients who suffer from conditions which limit mobility.
  • The malnourishment of residents who do not receive the nutrition or fluids they require. Certain patients have dietary restrictions or requirements that need to be considered as well when providing meals and fluids.
  • The spread of diseases or infections throughout the facility due to poor disease prevention measures.
  • Injuries suffered due to errors committed during the prescription or administration of medications. These errors are extremely common, but the public doesn’t hear about them frequently due to the low rate of severe complication. Those who do suffer serious complications can experience irreparable harm or death.
  • Trips, slips and falls due to the lack of supervision, presence of clutter or both. Patients may also fall on wet floors or while getting in and out of bed, wheelchairs or vehicles.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC helps nursing home negligence victims across the entire nation and employs a select group of highly qualified and experienced lawyers who specialize in nursing law so that you can be assured that you will have access to the best legal representation and advice available. If you believe that your loved one is being mistreated, we would like to hear from you so that we can determine if any actions need to be taken to protect your loved one while pursuing justice against those who caused him or her harm.

Contact us today to arrange a risk free consultation with one of our award winning Birmingham nursing abuse and neglect attorneys so that we can examine the details of your case, review your legal options and let you know exactly how we can help you maximize your chances of recovering all the compensation your loved one deserves for his or her injuries. Should we fail to secure damages on your behalf, you can rest assured that our services will be free.

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