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Senior Care Center - St Marys Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many families with a loved one in a nursing facility do not realize that they are being mistreated until an accident, event or obvious injury occurs. Many nursing home patients become victims through abusive behavior of their caregivers or resident-to-resident attacks.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Camden County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of lawyers work on your family's behalf to ensure you are adequately compensated for your damages. Call now so we can begin working on your case today.Senior Care Center - St Marys
This long-term care home is a "not-for-profit" 78-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Saint Marys and Camden County, Georgia. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
805 Dilworth Street
Saint Marys, Georgia 31558
The investigators for the federal government and state of Georgia nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Over the last three years, federal investigators imposed a $2013 monetary penalty against Senior Care Center - St. Mary's on May 4, 2017, citing substandard care. Also, Medicare denied payment for services on the same day.
The nursing home received one formally filed complaint within the last thirty-six months that resulted in a citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.Saint Marys 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 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 May 4, 2017
Failure to Provide Bedrooms That Do Not Allow Residents to See Each Other When Privacy is Needed - citation date May 4, 2017
According to surveyors, the nursing home "failed to ensure that the correct transfer method was utilized, as care planned, for one resident and failed to ensure an oxygen concentrator was connected to an appropriate power source for [another resident]." This failure "resulted in actual harm for [the first resident involving] a fracture to the right leg on July 7, 2016."
According to documentation, two Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) "failed to utilize a mechanical lift, as care planned, when transferring [the resident] from the bed to a geriatric chair. As a result, the resident sustained [a leg fracture]."
Documentation by a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) noted that the CNA reported that "while transferring the resident from the bed to the geriatric chair, the resident's right leg was caught between the bed and the chair. The Nurse's Notes further document that the resident was assessed and had pain to the right leg when a range of motion [procedure] was performed. The Physician was notified, and the resident was sent to the emergency room for evaluation. The Emergency Care Center records documented that the resident sustained [a fractured leg]."
According to investigators, the facility "failed to ensure that privacy curtains for all residents who reside in B Beds are provided full visual privacy, which included a total of thirty-five two bed-occupancy rooms on four halls."
The surveyors observed a resident's room that revealed "only one privacy curtain is attached. When the privacy curtains pulled the full measurement, which extended from the middle of the bottom of the bed frame to the wall" there was a "46-inch gap." The surveyors then observed all beds on four halls that all have the same width space/gap of 46 inches or less, "which did not ensure full visual privacy during patient care."
During an interview with the Administrator, it was "verified that privacy curtains did not provide full visual privacy. She stated that she was not aware of this problem. She reported that [she expects] that all rooms have privacy curtains which provide full visual privacy during resident care."
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Senior Care Center - St Marys? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Camden County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Saint Marys.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.Sources