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Providence of Sparta Health and Rehab Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many families throughout Georgia have no other option than to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure that they receive the best care and hygiene assistance. Unfortunately, if the establishment fails to provide appropriate care and supervision and the resident is harmed by other residents or dangerous employees, it is often the result of abuse, mistreatment, or negligence.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Hancock County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now. Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf. We will use the law to obtain monetary compensation for your damages and hold those responsible for your harm legally accountable.
Providence of Sparta Health and Rehab Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Sparta and Hancock County, Georgia. The 71-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
60 Providence Street
Sparta, Georgia 31087
Financial Penalties and Violations
State investigators working on behalf of the federal government, Medicare, and Medicaid have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services to any nursing facility that has violated rules and regulations.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal regulators imposed a $24,846 fine against Providence of Sparta Health and Rehab Center on July 20, 2017, citing substandard care. Additional information concerning this facility can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Sparta Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Georgia and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Develop and Implement a Complete Care Plan That Meets All the Resident's Needs - citation date July 26, 2018
According to the investigators "the facility failed to follow the Care Plan related to pressure ulcer treatment for one resident." The resident's Care Plan revealed that the resident has "a pressure ulcer to the sacral stage III and approaches include to perform wound care as ordered."
However, the surveyors observed the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) providing wound care for the resident but did not follow Physician's orders. After the wound care was completed, the surveyors interviewed the LPN who "verified that she had left off the Santee ointment that was ordered."
During an interview with the Director of Nursing, it was revealed that "the treatment nurse made a mistake due to being nervous and having just recently started doing treatments." That said, the Director "revealed she expects all nurses to follow Physician's orders.
Failure to Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores - citation date July 26, 2018
The facility "failed to provide wound care per Physician's orders." The investigators reviewed the Weekly Pressure Ulcer Log that revealed a resident had "a Stage III pressure ulcer measuring 4.0 cm x 5.0 cm x 0.1 cm to the gluteal cleft." The resident's Annual MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment revealed the resident as having "one stage III pressure ulcer with granulation tissue." The Care Plan revealed that the resident was to receive wound care as ordered."
However, the state investigative team observed the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) performing wound care while cleaning the wound using antimicrobial wound cleanser. The LPN failed to follow Physician's orders.
Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents - citation date September 3, 2015
The nursing facility "failed to ensure that one resident was reevaluated promptly for the potential need for an assistance device to prevent burns." The surveyors reviewed the records of three residents "for smoking safety."
One incident involved a cognitively impaired resident who "had been assessed as required supervision during smoking, but as not needing to wear a smoking apron." However, a review of the resident's Plan of Care called for "intervention for staff to observe the resident for unsafe smoking practices, such as throwing cigarettes down or burning holes in clothing, and to provide a smoking apron as needed."
The survey team observed the resident smoking cigarettes with "a lighted cigarette in his hand." The resident "leaned his head back and closed his eyes [then] opened his eyes and took another puff of the cigarette."
The surveyors say the resident was observed "with his eyes closed and he had dropped the lighted cigarette on his shirt. The resident was not wearing a smoking apron. The Assistant Director of Nursing who was sitting approximately eight to ten feet away from the resident jumped up and yelled at the resident to wake up. She then brushed the lighted cigarette off the resident's shirt.
Were You Abused or Neglected at Providence of Sparta Health and Rehab Center? We can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Providence of Sparta Health and Rehab Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Hancock County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Sparta.
Our legal team offers every client a free, initial case consultation. Additionally, we offer a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee. This promise means you do not owe us anything until we have secured monetary compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.