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Rockdale Healthcare Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Throughout Georgia, many nursing home residents are victimized through preventable accidents, mistreatment, neglect, or abuse at the hands of caregivers and employees. Other times, the patient is sexually assaulted or wanders away (elopes) from the facility due to a lack of supervision.
If your loved one was mistreated while residing in a Rockdale County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of lawyers handle your case to stop the abuse and neglect now. We will use the law to hold those at fault for the harm legally accountable and responsible for paying your family financial compensation.
Rockdale Healthcare Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Conyers and Rockdale County. The 102-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1510 Renaissance Drive
Conyers, Georgia 30012
Rockdale Healthcare Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Rockdale Health Care Center offers other services. These services include clinical care, pain management, wound management, dementia management, palliative care, hospice, dialysis, and restorative services involving physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Georgia 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.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal investigators imposed a $23,213 fine against Rockdale Health Care Center on October 13, 2016, citing substandard care. Also, the facility received one formally filed complaint that resulted in a citation. Additional documentation about penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Conyers Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Georgia and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all 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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents - citation date October 18, 2018
Failure to Provide Necessary Care and Services to Maintain the Resident's Highest Well-Being - citation date October 13, 2016
According to surveyors, the "facility failed to provide the level of assistance required during activities of daily living (ADL) care resulting in a fall for one resident." The resident "was assessed as needing extensive assistance with bed mobility, dressing, toilet use, and personal hygiene, and total assistance with transfers "using "two plus people with bed mobility, transfers, and toilet use."
The survey team reviewed the resident's Electronic Medical Record that revealed the resident was "totally dependent on staff or turning and positioning in bed and require the assistance of two staff members to reposition and turn in bed." However, the Facility Incident Report documented that the Charge Nurse observed the resident "on the floor in her room with a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at her side. The resident was assessed and assisted back to bed by two members of the staff using a Hoyer lift."
The CNA documented the event in a written statement saying that she was in the resident's room between 9:30 PM and 10:00 PM on the night of the incident" and was getting ready to change her. The CNA further reported that she went to the closet to get a brief and while at the closet, she observed the resident's left leg slighting over the other. The CNA hurriedly went to the resident's assistance, but by the time she arrived at the bedside, the resident's legs were both over the side of the bed, the resident was holding onto the side rail which made it difficult for the CNA to return her legs to the bed."
The nursing home "failed to provide prescribed medications to ensure adequate pain management for [one resident] that experience mild to severe pain after hip replacement surgery." The surveyors say that the inadequate management of the resident's "pain medication regime that included [pain killers including Tylenol] caused the resident to experience pain, causing actual harm identified to have existed beginning on September 22, 2016."
Documentation revealed twenty-two pain medication dosing opportunities that were missed between September 21, 2016, and October 5, 2016. The Medication Error Report dated October 5, 2016, revealed that the facility "failed to retain a written prescription" for the resident's pain medications until the last day. Documentation shows that the pain medication was not administered to the resident "despite the signatures of nurses on six occasions because the medication was not available in the facility."
Ready to File a Nursing Home Neglect Claim Against Rockdale Healthcare Center? Let Us Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Rockdale Healthcare Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Rockdale County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Conyers.
Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf.