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Pruitthealth - Macon Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Throughout the United States, mistreatment still occurs at many nursing facilities where thousands of patients are victimized through abuse and neglect. These residents are often harmed through physical and mental abuse, sexual assault, emotional distress or financial exploitation by caregivers, visitors, employees, or other patients.
If your loved one was mistreated while residing in a Bibb County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf to ensure that your family receives financial compensation for your damages.
Pruitthealth - Macon Nursing Center
This center is a 228-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Macon and Bibb County, Georgia. The "for profit" long-term care home is located at:
2255 Anthony Road
Macon, Georgia 31204
Pruitthealth - Macon
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Pruitthealth - Macon 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
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 massive $142,703 fine against Pruitthealth - Macon Nursing Center on November 4, 2016, citing substandard care. Also, the facility received six formally filed complaints and self-reported three serious issues that all resulted in citations. Additional documentation concerning the facility can be found on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Macon Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Georgia and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Attempt Various Approaches before Using a Handrail to That Could Cause Entrapment Without Informed Consent - citation date February 2, 2018
Failure to Protect Each Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment or Being Separated from Others - citation date February 2, 2017
According to investigators, the facility "failed to attempt appropriate alternatives, assess for risk of entrapment, review the risks and benefits and obtain informed consent [before] installing side rails on all residents' bed." The deficient practice affected 38 residents that could experience a potential accident related to the use of side rails.
The investigators conducted an initial tour the facility in January 2018 and saw "the presence of side rails attached to 224 of the facility's 227 total beds. The three beds without side rails were unassigned to any residents."
During interviews conducted at the Ventilation Nurse's Station, it was revealed that "facility side rails are never removed from any resident beds. Side rails remain attached all beds. At admission, residents are not assessed for alternatives to side rails [before] being assigned to bed with the side rail already attached."
The survey team reviewed medical records for all affected residents that revealed "no documented evidence of appropriate alternatives for side rail use were tempted [before] being assigned to a bed with side rails already attached. No review of medical records contained an assessment for the risk of entrapment [before] being assigned to bed with side rails already attached. There was no documented evidence in any reviewed medical record of the benefits versus risk analysis [being completed before] assigning a resident to side rail attached beds.
The facility "failed to ensure one resident was free from physical, verbal and emotional abuse." The surveyors determined "that a situation in which the facility's noncompliance with one or more requirements of participation had caused, or had the likelihood to cause, serious injury, harm, impairment or death to residents."
The incident occurred on November 30, 2016, at approximately 5:00 PM when the resident told a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) "that he was not going to take any more insulin that day. However, [the LPN] entered the resident's room at approximately 9:00 PM [that evening], snatched the sheet off his head, held the resident's left arm/hand behind the resident's back and administered the insulin."
The resident reported the alleged abuse on that day. However, "the facility failed to protect the residents, and the facility continued to allow [the LPN] to work until December 28, 2016. The facility failed to investigate the event [and] notify the State agency as required, and the facility failed to follow their policy titled: Abuse Prevention Program and Reporting Policy."
A Victim of Neglect at Pruitthealth - Macon Nursing Center? Contact Us Today for Help
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at Pruitthealth - Macon Nursing Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Bibb County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Macon.
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.