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River City Center Nursing Home
Some statistics show that more than one million Americans currently live in nursing homes. Many of these patients are our mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, children, and friends. Families often relocate their loved one into a nursing home, believing that they will receive the best care and improve their quality of life in a safe environment.
Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in many nursing homes, including those in Morgan County. If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while residing in a nursing home, contact the Alabama Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.River City Center Nursing Home
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Decatur and Morgan County, Alabama. The 183-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
1350 Fourteenth Avenue SE
Decatur, Alabama 35601
River City Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, River City Center Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Fined $26,481 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Alabama and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against River City Center Nursing Home for $26,481 on July 17, 2018, citing substandard care. This nursing facility received one complaint and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations.
Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Alabama Public Health Nursing Home Provider Standards Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationDecatur Alabama Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and Alabama Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date July 17, 2018
The investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure [one resident] was free from abuse. On June 22, 2018, [the resident] reported a tall girl that worked a previous night grabbed him/her by both arms and threw him/her into the bed.”
Upon assessment, it was determined that the resident “had bruising to the left forearm and swelling and pain noted to the left hand. The facility’s investigation revealed [a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)] was responsible for physically abusing the resident.” That employee “was suspended pending an investigation and the local police were notified.”
The Investigation Summary Document shows that the resident “reported to the nursing staff on June 22, 2018, that the night before, a very tall black CNA that worked a previous night grabbed him/her by both arms and threw him/her in the bed. By the description of the employee, she was identified as [a specific CNA] who was on the night shift that night and on that unit.”
After the police and the Nurse Practitioner were notified of the allegation an investigation was initiated. The nursing home was able to substantiate “the allegation of physical abuse based on the evidence of the injury noted to the resident.
The resident does not want the CNA back in their room and does not want the CNA to “work with him/her anymore.” The resident stated that they had gotten up to go to the wheelchair from the bed that was near the door when the employee “entered the room and threw him/her on the bed.” The resident stated that the employee told them not to get up, saying that “during the incident, she felt afraid.”
The investigative team revealed that the employee had been hired on March 14, 2018, was “checked on the Alabama Certified Nurse Aide Registry and had no adverse findings” as of February 27, 2018, [before] being hired.
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment or abuse while living at River City Center Nursing Home? Contact the Alabama nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Morgan County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Decatur.
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