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Oaks on Parkwood Skilled Nursing Facility
Any mistreatment of the senior citizen in a nursing facility can constitute neglect or abuse if it occurs at the hands of caregivers, employees, family members, friends, or other patients. Every member of the nursing team and employee staff always has a legal responsibility to protect their residents and keep them safe in their environment.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Jefferson 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 financial compensation for your damages. Time is of the essence. All necessary documentation must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Oaks on Parkwood Skilled Nursing Facility
This center is a 130-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Bessemer and Jefferson County, Alabama. The "non-profit" long-term care home is located at:
2625 Laurel Oak Drive
Bessemer, Alabama 35022
Oaks on Parkwood Skilled Nursing Facility
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Oaks on Parkwood Skilled Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care. The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, independent living options, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government, through nursing home regulatory agencies, can impose fines or deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility with severe violations of rules and regulations. Typically, hefty fines are levied against the nursing home when the most egregious violations have occurred that harmed or could harm a resident.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Alabama Adult Protective Services Website.
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Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites, including the Alabama Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date May 25, 2017
- Failure to Provide Care for Residents in a Way That Keeps or Builds Their Dignity and Respect of Individuality – citation #F241 date May 25, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure a resident’s lap belt was discontinued on May 4, 2017, as ordered.” A review of the facility’s policy titled: Restraints indicates that “restraints should be used only with the Physician’s orders.”
The resident was observed at 5:30 PM on May 23, 2017, “sitting in the dining room with a lap belt on.” The next morning at 7:00 AM, the resident “was observed up in the scoot chair in the sitting area with a lap belt on.” Later that morning at 11:35 AM, the resident “was observed in the dining room sitting in a scoot chair with a lap belt on.” One more observation of the resident was made at 7:30 AM on May 25, 2017, wearing a lap belt while in the sitting area in a scoot chair.
On May 25, 2017, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) was interviewed and asked, “to go with the surveyor and observe the resident.” The LPN indicated that they saw the lap belt, and when asked to read the Physician’s orders [they] replied that the self-restraint belt had been discontinued twenty-one days earlier on May 4, 2017. The survey team then asked the LPN if the Physician’s orders to discontinue the use of the self-restraint belt was twenty-one days earlier, the LPN agreed it should have been discontinued the day of the order.
The facility “failed to ensure residents seated at the same tables during the lunch meal on May 23, 2017, received their meals at the same time.” The investigation involved seven residents, “whose meals were observed.”
In one incident, a resident “was not served breakfast on May 24, 2017, in the sitting area alone. In another incident, a second resident was observed the same day during the lunch meal, “sitting in the dining room from 12:00 PM until 12:20 PM, without food, while two of the other three residents at the table were served and being fed.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Oaks on Parkwood Skilled Nursing Facility? 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 Bessemer.
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