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NHC Healthcare Fort Oglethorpe Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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 Catoosa County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center 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.NHC Healthcare Fort Oglethorpe Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Fort Oglethorpe and Catoosa County, Georgia. The 135-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
2403 Battlefield Pkwy
Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia 30742
NHC Healthcare Fort Oglethorpe Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, NHC Healthcare Fort Oglethorpe Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, assisted and independent living options, medically-complex care, respiratory care, bariatric 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.Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators have a legal obligation to penalize any nursing home that violated a rule or regulation that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties typically include imposed monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services. Usually, the higher the violation, the higher the fine.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Georgia Division of Aging Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationFort Oglethorpe Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Georgia Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Remedy Past Noncompliance – citation #F698 date June 20, 2019
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date June 20, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure effective communication between [a treatment center] and the nursing staff for [one resident].” The investigation involved a resident “who was diagnosed with hypertension, heart failure, end-stage renal failure, absence of a right leg below the knee, diabetes Type II, and postsurgical aftercare of the left heel.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s medical records, including concerns, food consumption, new orders, complications, vital signs, assessments, and recommendations. However, two forms dated April 1, 2019, and April 8, 2019, “were found to be incomplete. No additional forms were found for the months [before] his most recent discharge or since his readmission on June 11, 2019.”
While the Director of Nursing provided report forms indicating vital signs were taken many dates at various times, “the forms did not give evidence that the vital signs were taken [before] leaving for [medical treatment] or returning from [the treatment center].”
The facility “failed to ensure [one Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)] observed and followed manufacturer’s recommendations in the facility’s policy for sanitizing a glucometer (a device used to obtain blood sugar measurements) after blood glucose testing was conducted on [a resident].”
The investigators reviewed the facility’s policies on cleaning glucometers, directing the staff to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations and allow the glucometer to air dry before placing it in the medication cart.
The survey team observed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) testing residents using a glucometer and observed the cleaning process. On one occasion, “the glucometer was not cleaned or sanitized after use. The glucometer and strips were not stored per facility policy.”
The investigators interviewed the Director of Nursing who confirmed that “it is facility policy that each resident getting blood sugar testing has their own glucometer, that none are shared. She confirmed the expectation is that all glucometers are to be cleaned when used, become wet with a Sani-cloth wipe and then air dry before storage.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at NHC Healthcare Fort Oglethorpe Nursing Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Catoosa County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Fort Oglethorpe.
You will not be charged to discuss your case with our legal team during an initial, free case review. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means that you will owe us nothing until we have secured financial compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.Sources