Information & Ratings on Nurse Care of Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia
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This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 220-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Atlanta and DeKalb County and Fulton County, Georgia. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
2920 Pharr Court South NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Nurse Care of Buckhead
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Nurse Care of Buckhead offers other services. These services include clinical care, pain management, dementia management, wound care, hospice, dialysis treatments and rehabilitative services including physical, occupational and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The state of Georgia and the federal government have the legal obligation to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the facility has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Over the last thirty-six months, Nurse Care of Buckhead received twelve formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.Atlanta Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and Georgia Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents - citation date September 23, 2016
The investigative team determined "the nursing staff failed to supervise and prevent preventative interventions for [one resident] who was at risk for accidents and elopement (leaving the building without supervision. These failures resulted in [the resident] leaving the building; he was found propelling himself in a wheelchair on the street."
A review of the facility's Nurse's Notes revealed that the resident "is very confused; he is in and out of others' rooms. He goes downstairs, on-site, he cannot find his room." Other documentation shows that the resident "urinates in his room on the floor, gets out of his hall and goes downstairs to try to get out of the building." The resident is wearing a "foot alarm (Wander Guard) placed on the resident's right foot to enable staff to note when the resident is trying to get out."
On the morning of May 16, 2016, the resident "was observed moving up the hill outside the facility. When asked where he was going, he stated he was going home. The resident stated he lives four blocks away and he was getting out of here. He was escorted back to the building by the staff."
The investigators noted that "the nursing staff's failure to adequately supervise [the resident] and check the function and placement of the Wander Guard resulted in [the resident] leaving the facility without protection and being later found in the street."
Failure to Give Every Resident Sufficient Fluids to Keep Them Healthy and Prevent Dehydration - citation date September 23, 2016
The facility "failed to ensure [one resident] was provided sufficient fluids." The resident's "diet order was not followed which resulted in [the resident] not having water or other fluids available at the bedside." The resident "complained of having dry lives in a swollen tongue."
The surveyors interviewed the resident who "complained that the facility staff, keep giving me thickened water and baby food and that his lips were chapped and his tongue was swollen." The resident said that "the night nurse had given him two glasses of water the previous night, but he did not have water at the bedside and did not receive the fluids he wanted between meals."
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