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Oak Park Nursing Center
Attorneys for Mistreated & Abused at Oak Park Nursing Center
The mistreatment of the elderly living in nursing homes is disgraceful, unacceptable, and reprehensible. Many families entrust the care of their loved one to the nursing home staff only to be horrified when they realize that they are being mistreated, neglected, or abused by caregivers, employees, or other patients.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Lee County nursing facility, contact the Alabama nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.
Oak Park Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is an 87-certified bed "non-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Auburn and Lee County, Alabama. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
1365 Gatewood Drive
Auburn, Alabama 36830
Oak Park Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Oak Park Nursing 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, pain management, hospice, oncology 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.
Over the last thirty-six months, Medicare denied payment once on June 30, 2018, due to a lack of quality 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.
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Auburn Alabama Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Alabama and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and three 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 #F689 date June 30, 2018
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date April 6, 2017 The facility failed to ensure that a Licensed Staff Member did not clean the resident’s “right heel wound after touching the wound with the contaminated measuring device and before applying a clean dressing.”
The state investigators determined that the nursing home failed to ensure a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “did not use the standup lift to transfer [the resident] from the shower chair to the bed on March 21, 2018.” The resident, “assessed as requiring one person assist for transfers, had not been assessed or Care Planned to use the standup lift.”
During the transfer, “the resident unhooked the straps without staff knowledge and fell while being assisted to the bed. The resident hit his/her head on the dresser and floor and sustained a knot above the right eye, a bruise to the right arm, and a skin tear to the right arm.”
The surveyors documented the facility failed to ensure that the CNA “utilized a standup lift when she transferred [a second resident] on April 21, 2018. During that transfer, this “resident’s left leg hit against the bed and caused a bruise. These deficient practices affected [two residents] reviewed for accidents.”
A Licensed Practical Nurse/Treatment Nurse was observed on the afternoon of April 5, 2017, obtaining “a plastic measuring device from the cart. The measuring device was not contained in any packaging.” The LPN cleaned the resident’s wound to the right heel, used the measuring device to measure the depth of the wound, and “touched the wound by going in and out of the wound bed several times without changing the position of the measuring device.”
During the treatment, the LPN “did not clean the wound before she applied a clean dressing.” The survey team interviewed the LPN and asked, “after measuring the wound she re-cleaned the wound with normal saline.” The LPN replied that “she did not think she had, but she should have re-cleaned the wound after she measured the wound.” The LPN confirmed that “the measuring device was not in a sealed container” before using it on the resident.
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Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Oak Park 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 Lee County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Auburn.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your case with us today through an initial, free claim consultation. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery for your family. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.