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Information & Ratings on Providence Healthcare Center, Thomaston, Georgia
More senior citizens than ever before are entering their retirement years, which has caused a significant increase in the need for additional beds in nursing facilities and assisted living centers. The impact on the nursing home industry has been significant and has caused the increased numbers of cases involving abuse, mistreatment, and neglect.
The Georgia Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys have represented many injured Upson County nursing home victims and can assist your family too. Contact us today to begin the process of obtaining financial compensation to recover your losses. We will use the law to hold those responsible for the harm legally accountable.Providence Healthcare Center
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Thomaston and Upson County, Georgia. The 110-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
1011 South Green Street
Thomaston, Georgia 30286
Providence Healthcare Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Providence Healthcare Center offers postoperative care, wound care, pain management, hospice, respite care, orthopedic rehab, cardiac rehab, stroke recovery care, respiratory care, and on-site physician services.Financial Penalties and Violations
Georgia and federal government agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines or denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Over the last thirty-six months, Providence Health Care Center has received five formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.Thomaston Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Georgia 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 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 Store, Cook and Serve Food in a Safe and Clean Way - citation date May 25, 2017
According to investigators, the "facility failed to ensure that the top shelf of the steam table was clean of dried food particles." The nursing home also "failed to ensure the microwave was cleaned free of dried food splattered on the inside of the walls, top, and the microwave."
The nursing home also "failed to properly reseal and label a 10-pound box of spaghetti noodles [and] failed to refrigerate a bottle of ranch dressing." The facility also "failed to keep the oven exhaust free of dust and grease buildup." The nursing home "also failed to ensure that a 16-ounce bottle of Ground basil, Chile powder, and baking soda were labeled with an opened date. This deficient practice had the potential to affect seventy residents receiving an oral diet."
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated July 17, 2015, the facility was documented for their "failure to maintain proper concentration for sanitizing sink," failure "to properly sanitize cooking utensils after use," and failure "to properly clean/sanitize food preparation areas."
Failure to Ensure Menus Meet the Resident's Nutritional Needs and That There Is a Prepared Menu - citation date October 6, 2016
Documentation revealed that the facility failed to follow the plan regular diet menu for meat. This deficient practice had the potential to affect seven residents receiving a purée consistency diet and fifty residents receiving" other meals.
The investigators reviewed the Nutritional Services Manual, Sanitation, Preparation that revealed "all work surfaces, equipment, and utensils are to be clean and sanitized with a sanitizer after each task. Cross contamination is to be prevented during the preparation process by storing meats on the lower shelves in the refrigerator preparing meats in a separate area from produce and cooked foods."
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