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Pruitthealth - Greenville Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many families have no other option than to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure they can maintain quality health during critical times. Many of these families performed an extensive search to find the best location only to realize that their loved one is now the victim of mistreatment, neglect or abuse at the hands of caregivers, visitors, or other patients.
If your loved one has suffered an accidental injury or a preventable death caused by the nursing staff or was outright abuse by anyone while residing in a Meriwether County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate help. Our team of lawyers can work on your behalf to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages.
Pruitthealth - Greenville Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 113-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Greenville and Meriwether County, Georgia. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
99 Hillhaven Rd.
Greenville, Georgia 30222
Pruitthealth - Greenville
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Pruitthealth - Greenville 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
The federal government and surveyors and Georgia have a legal duty to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify violations of established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive heavy monetary penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Over the last thirty-six months, Pruitthealth - Greenville Nursing Center received five formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional information about fines and penalties can be found on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Greenville Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Families can visit Medicare.gov and the Georgia Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 Ensure That Every Resident Remains Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment - citation date January 11, 2018
Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Gets the Nutritional Well-Balanced Meal Unless it is Not Possible to Do So - citation date December 2, 2016
According to investigators, "it was determined the facility failed to ensure one resident with a physical restraint was free from any physical restraint not required to treat the resident's medical conditions or was evaluated to determine the least restrictive alternative for the resident."
The survey team observed the resident "to have a mitten restraint on his right hand." Three hours later, surveyors observed the "mitten restraint as it remained in place on the resident's right hand. "A third observation of the mitten restraint to [the resident's] right hand was made" the following morning.
The surveyors reviewed the resident's MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment that revealed "there was no Physician's order, no Care Plan and no documentation in the progress notes regarding the mitten restraint worn by [the resident]. There is no evaluation to determine if the mitten restraint was the least restrictive method, which would be effective for [the resident] or if an alternative method would have been more effective. There was no documentation for the ongoing use or re-evaluation of the need for the mitten restraint."
The survey team interviewed a Registered Nurse (RN) who serves as the MDS Coordinator. The nurse revealed that "she had not assessed [the resident] for restraints because she was unaware the resident was wearing one." The RN "confirmed that by not assessing the resident for the least restrictive use of restraint, a Plan of Care for the use of restraint had not been developed" as required by law.
The facility "failed to ensure one resident was provided with adequate nutritional interventions to maintain her weight." The resident's weight records indicate a significant weight loss or the resident's weight of 124.2 pounds on August 2, 2016, dropped to 114.0 pounds by November 1, 2016.
Were You Abused or Neglected at Pruitthealth - Greenville Nursing Center? We can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Pruitthealth - Greenville Nursing Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Meriwether County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Greenville.
Our network of attorneys provides every potential client an initial free case consultation. Also, we offer a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee, meaning you do not owe us any money until we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.