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Quiet Oaks Health Care Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one was victimized while residing in an Oglethorpe County a nursing facility contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives financial compensation to recover your losses.Quiet Oaks Health Care Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Crawford and Oglethorpe County, Georgia. The 61-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
125 Quiet Oaks DriveFinancial Penalties and Violations
Crawford, Georgia 30630
Quiet Oaks Health Care Center
The state of Georgia and the federal government have the legal obligation to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the facility has violated established nursing home regulations and rules.
In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.Crawford Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our lawyers obtain and review data on every Georgia long-term care home from various online publically available sources including the GA Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Develop Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents - citation date June 30, 2016
Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents - citation date June 23, 2016
According to investigators, "the facility failed to thoroughly investigate and report to the State Agency an allegation of verbal and physical abuse."
The state investigators interviewed a resident's family member who said that "one evening about a year ago they saw a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) yell at a resident who had come into the nurse's station because she had told the resident not to do this. Upon further review, the family member stated that they saw this LPN spin the resident's wheelchair around and pushed forcefully out of the nurse's station, but that the resident did not hit anything nor get injured."
During the interview, the family member stated that "they heard this nurse yell at other residents too [and] that they had reported this to the Administrator." The survey team reviewed the facility incidents that were self-reported to the State agency going back to 2014 that revealed that "nothing was found that was similar to this allegation."
The surveyors then interviewed the Administrator who stated "that she was made aware of the allegation from a Registered Nurse (RN) who was on duty at the time of the alleged incident and that the family member did not directly tell her. Upon further interview, she stated that that [LPN] had retired earlier this year."
A review of the facility Employee Counseling Form signed by the LPN and the RN detailed problems including "complaints about how [the LPN] talked to the residents and treats them. Specifically, yelling at residents and pushing their wheelchairs away and then letting them go, not knowing where the resident will go (such as running into a wall, staff member, or another resident)."
After reviewing the documentation, the surveyor re-interviewed the Administrator who stated that "she did not feel that this was an abuse issue as there was no witness and it was the family member's word against the nurse's word." The Administrator stated that "she felt she had handled the allegation satisfactorily internally and did not feel that it needed to be reported to the State" even though that is required by law.
The facility "failed to consistently provide non-skid footwear and reassess the effectiveness of interventions in place to prevent falls." The nursing home also "failed to keep potentially hazardous chemicals free [and] out of reach of one wandering resident with cognitive impairment."
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Quiet Oaks Health Care Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Oglethorpe County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Crawford.
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