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Pruitthealth - Franklin Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Are you feeling overwhelmed with emotions that you had to place your loved one in a nursing facility only to find out that the nursing staff, visitors, employees, or other patients are mistreating them? Do you suspect that a fall, bedsore, or other condition that caused their injuries could have been prevented had the staff follow the established standards of practice?
We encourage you to 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 financial compensation to recover your damages. Time is of the essence. All the proper paperwork must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the Georgia statute of limitations expires.
Pruitthealth - Franklin Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a 78-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Franklin and Heard County, Georgia. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
360 South River Road
Franklin, Georgia 30217
Pruitthealth - Franklin
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Pruitthealth - Franklin Nursing Center offers other services. These services include IV (intravenous) therapy, oxygen therapy, pain management, wound management, hospice, medication management, and restorative care involving physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Georgia nursing home regulators and federal inspectors have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home identified as violating rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. Typically, these penalties include monetary fines and denial for payment of medical services.
Additional documentation about penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Franklin Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Georgia and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading - citation date August 27, 2017
According to investigators, "the facility failed to maintain an infection control program designed to provide a sanitary environment for its residents." The investigators reviewed the facility's infection control program with the Director of Nursing Services Care Coordinator.
The surveyors stated that "the facility failed to maintain an infection control program to investigate, prevent and control the spread of infection and thus provide a sanitary environment for its residents." The Acting Coordinator stated that the previous Coordinator "was responsible for administering the infection control program, and after she resigned [no one] in the facility had taken over the responsibility of administering the infection control program."
The Acting Coordinator "could not give a date on when the facility's infection control program was last active" to manage and control the spread of infection throughout the facility. The Regional Nurse Consultant and the facility "could not locate any other records indicate the program had been in place [for a specific time frame] at the facility or locate the policy related to the infection control program."
In a separate summary statement dated May 19, 2016, the facility "failed to ensure that staff washed or sanitized their hands between residents when serving up meals and beverages." The surveyors observed the breakfast meal service when a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) served a resident their meal and "then repositioned the resident. Without washing or sanitizing his/her hands, [the CNA] then obtained a meal tray and served the resident in [their room]." During that time, the CNA "opened the resident's beverage and placed jelly on the biscuit."
A second Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) was observed a few minutes later obtaining and delivering breakfast trays for residents in multiple rooms (101, 102, 103, 104, and 105). During that time, the CNA "was observed touching curtains, bedside tables, and residents during the delivery of the meal trays." However, the CNA "failed to wash or sanitize his/her hands between resident contact" to eliminate the spread of infection from one resident to another.
A Victim of Neglect at Pruitthealth - Franklin Nursing Center? Contact Us Today for Help
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Pruitthealth - Franklin Nursing Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for assistance. We represent Heard County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Franklin.
Discuss your case with our legal team 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.