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Pruitthealth - Augusta Hills Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many families entrust caregivers in nursing homes to provide the highest level of care to their loved ones in a compassionate, safe environment to ensure their well-being is maintained. Unfortunately, there are serious indicators of mistreatment occurring to patients in nursing facilities nationwide. If your loved one was injured in a Richmond County nursing home, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance.
Our team of lawyers fights aggressively on behalf of our clients to ensure they receive monetary compensation for their damages. Let us begin working on your case now to hold those responsible for causing the harm legally and financially accountable.
Pruitthealth - Augusta Hills Nursing Center
This nursing center is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Augusta and Richmond County, Georgia. The 126-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
2122 Cumming Road
Augusta, Georgia 30904
PruittHealth - Augusta Hills
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Pruitthealth - Augusta Hills Nursing Center offers other services. These services include IV (intravenous) therapy, oxygen therapy, pain management, wound management, hospice, medication management, and restorative care included physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Georgia and federal agencies are duty-bound to monitor every nursing home and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify serious violations of nursing home regulations and rules. In some cases, the nursing home receives multiple penalties if surveyors find severe violations that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Over the last thirty-six months, Pruitthealth - Augusta Hills Nursing Center received a formally filed complaint that resulted in a citation. Additional information about fines and penalties can be found on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Augusta Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Georgia Department of Public Health website. According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores - citation date January 26, 2017
According to investigators, "it was determined that the facility failed to ensure that pressure relieving measures were implemented to promote healing of an existing pressure sore for one resident." A review of the resident's documentation revealed the resident "was totally dependent on two staff persons for bed mobility, was at risk for pressure sore development and had one Stage III pressure sore" that was facility-acquired.
The resident's Care Plan revised to accommodate the impaired skin integrity of the left ankle guided the nursing staff guidance on interventions to "float the left foot with pillows." However, the surveyors observed the resident "lying on her back on a pressure relieving mattress." The resident's "left ankle bone was resting on some gauze on the bed."
Subsequent observations on four different occasions in one day revealed "the staff failed to float the resident's left foot on a pillow in the resident's left ankle was resting directly on the bed. Furthermore, although staff had placed a pillow under the resident's right hip, the staff failed to turn and reposition the resident and appropriately apply positioning devices so that constant pressure on the resident sacrum and buttocks was alleviated."
Failure to Provide Appropriate Care for Residents Who Are Continent or Incontinent of Bowel and Bladder - citation date January 25, 2018
The facility "failed to provide appropriate treatment and care based on current standards of practice or [by] Physician's orders" for residents "who require the use of urinary drainage catheters." The surveyors observed the resident multiple times "lying in bed with a catheter tubing and drainage bag laying on the floor."
The survey team reviewed the resident's records that showed the resident had a suprapubic catheter for bladder condition and vesicovaginal fistula and first Physician's orders for the catheter to be changed monthly." However, "the facility was unable to provide documentation that the catheter was being changed monthly."
Abused at Pruitthealth - Augusta Hills Nursing Center? Our Attorneys can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one has suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Pruitthealth - Augusta Hills Nursing Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Richmond County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Augusta.
Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.