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Signature Healthcare of Buckhead Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many senior citizens choose to retire to the State of Georgia in the hopes of living out their final years enjoying the best quality of life available. Unfortunately, many senior men and women relocate into nursing homes only to be victimized through abuse, neglect or mistreatment by caregivers, employees, or other patients.
If your loved one was harmed or injured while residing in a DeKalb County or Fulton County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys today for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers begin working on your case to hold those responsible for the harm both legally and financially accountable. We will use the law to obtain monetary compensation on your behalf.
Signature Healthcare of Buckhead Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Atlanta and DeKalb County and Fulton County, Georgia. The 179-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
54 Peachtree Park Drive N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Signature Healthcare of Buckhead
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Signature Healthcare at of Buckhead Nursing Center offers other services. These services include tracheostomy care, diabetic care, post-surgical care, pain management, wound management, and restorative services including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Georgia and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Over the last thirty-six months, Signature Healthcare of Buckhead Nursing Center has received fourteen formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional documentation concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Atlanta 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 According to Medicare, the facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Honor the Resident's Rights to a Dignified Existence, Self-Determination, Communication and Exercise His or Her Rights - citation date April 17, 2018
Failure to Not Hire Anyone with the Finding of Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation or Theft - citation date April 17, 2018
According to investigators, "the facility failed to ensure that dignity was maintained for one resident."
The investigators interviewed a resident's family member who revealed "she had requested several times for her to be dressed properly when in or out of bed, during the day and night. The family member revealed she had found her aunt in bed, both at night and during the day for naps, with no pants or pajama bottoms on and has requested the Administrator, the Director of Nursing, Social Services Director, Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants do something about this."
The family member said that "she and the other family members do not want [the resident] in and out of bed without pants or pajama bottoms on. Their aunt, when she was younger and alert, was modest and concerned about her appearance and would not go anywhere without the proper clothing and now that she [is older], gets cold easily."
A family member stated that their loved one "would be embarrassed if she had to go to the hospital and knew she was only wearing a shirt and a brief, and she would be cold as well. The family would be very upset by this."
The investigators stated the nursing home "failed to ensure Georgia Crime Information Center background checks were completed on seven of eighteen employees hired" during one month. During an interview with the facility Administrator, it was revealed that "eighteen staff were hired in October. The company that is used to provide background checks had a computer glitch in October."
The Administrator stated that the "absence of the background check [with the Georgia Crime Information Center] had been discovered by the facility for the Dietary Manager and the background check company had been instructed to check for others. No one at the facility followed up on this and seven staff of the eighteen hired in [October] did not have a pre-employment screening and still did not have [the] screening" which could place residents in jeoparday.
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Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect or abuse while living at Signature Healthcare of Buckhead Nursing Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent DeKalb County and Fulton County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Atlanta.
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