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Parkside Ellijay Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, neglect or abuse while residing in a nursing facility, do you believe that their harm came from caregivers, visitors, employees, or other patients?
If so, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf to ensure your family receives monetary recovery for your damages.
Parkside Ellijay Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 100-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Ellijay and Gilmer County, Georgia. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1362 South Main Street
Ellijay, Georgia 30540
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Parkside Ellijay Nursing Center Parkside Ellijay offers other services. These services include wound care, respite care, outpatient rehab, inpatient rehab, and restorative services including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the federal and state nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal regulators imposed a massive $249,350 fine against Parkside Ellijay Nursing Center on September 8, 2017, citing substandard care. Also, Medicare denied payment for services rendered on the same day. The nursing facility received four formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Ellijay Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Georgia and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
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 Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident's Doctor or the Resident's Responsible Party of a Serious Decline in Their Medical Condition - citation date January 5, 2017
The investigators determined the "facility failed to notify the Physician that one [resident] signed a waiver to no longer receive Physician-ordered fluid restrictions monitoring and Physician-order therapeutic diet." The surveyors say that "there was no documentation in the medical record that the Physician was notified of that waiver that [the resident] signed."
The facility Director of Nursing and the Assistant Director of Nursing confirmed that "the Care Plan should have been updated to reflect [the resident's] current level of care and that the Physician should have been notified" of changes.
During the interview, the Assistant Director of Nursing stated that "she reviewed the thin chart and the old Care Plan reflected that the resident was discontinued the fluid restriction and was ordered to have a regular diet but that this was not carried over to the most recent active care plan." The Assistant Director also stated that "there was no Physician order to discontinue the fluid restrictions."
Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading - citation date January 5, 2017
The facility "failed to ensure the staff wash/sanitize their hands and follow the facility's policy for handwashing/hand hygiene after touching the resident/resident equipment and before serving meals to residents." The deficient practice involved the West 1 Hall.
Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Meet Professional Standards of Quality - citation date August 16, 2018
The survey team determined the "facility failed to provide care for a skin excoriation [by] professional standards of care and [by] the Comprehensive Plan of Care for one resident." The survey team reviewed the resident's Nurse's Notes that revealed the "excoriated area, resulting from leakage of gastric contents from the PEG tube."
The wound had "been treated by a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who applied an anti-fungal cream to the excoriation twice. There was no documented notification of the Nurse Practitioner or the attending Physician.
The survey team interviewed the Nurse Practitioner who works with the attending Physician. The Nurse Practitioner revealed "she was not notified of the excoriation resulting from the leaking PEG tube until July 30, 2018, when she was in the facility. The Nurse Practitioner confirmed that she then examined the resident and ordered [a medication] cream because excoriation was actually a burn from gastric secretions on the resident's skin."
The Nurse Practitioner stated that it "does not take very long, a few hours, to create such a burn [and that they were] aware the burn had been treated with antifungal cream with no order." The Nurse Practitioner revealed that "this could not have caused any damage, but the burn would not heal and did not start to heal until the burn treatment was ordered."
Were You Abused or Neglected at Parkside Ellijay Nursing Center? We can Help
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at Parkside Ellijay Nursing Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Gilmer County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Ellijay.
Discuss your case with us now through an initial case consultation at no charge to you. Also, we offer a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee. This promise means we postpone payment for our services until after we have secured monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.