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South Haven Health and Rehabilitation Center
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of physical abuse, sexual assault, neglect, or mistreatment while living in a Jefferson County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries occurred at the hands of caregivers, nurses, employees, visitors, or other patients? If so, contact the Alabama nursing home affiliate 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. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm legally and financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case now.South Haven Health and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care home is a 101-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Birmingham and Jefferson County, Alabama. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
3141 Old Columbiana Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35226 (205) 822-1580
South Haven Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, South Haven Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, respiratory disorders, IV (intervenous) care, audio impairments, palliative care, pain management, hospice, stroke recovery, swallowing disorders, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal investigators penalize nursing facilities with monetary fines and denied payment for Medicare when the nursing home is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Alabama Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationBirmingham Alabama Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Alabama 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date May 25, 2017
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date July 3, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure a Licensed Practical Nurse did not use gloves from the pocket of her uniform to administer [a resident’s] medications by way of the resident’s feeding tube on May 23, 2017.”
The nursing home also failed to ensure that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “changed contaminated gloves and washed her hands after cleaning [a resident’s] perineal area and before applying a clean brief during incontinent care on May 24, 2017.”
These “deficient practices affected [one resident] observed for the administration of medications by way of a feeding tube, one of six nurses observed during medication pass administration and [a second resident] observed for incontinent care.”
At 9:00 AM on May 23, 2017, the surveyor observed a CNA removing “gloves from a box of gloves and placed them in the pocket of her uniform.” The CNA prepared the resident’s 9:00 AM morning medications “by crushing the medications, then she removed a pair of gloves from her uniform and proceeded to administer [the resident’s] medication by way of [the resident’s] feeding tube.”
The surveyor interviewed the CNA and asked, “was the pocket of the uniform dirty or clean?” The CNA replied, “probably dirty.” The surveyor then asked the CNA “should the gloves have been placed in her pocket?” The CNA replied, “No.” The CNA verified that there was a potential for contamination “when gloves are placed in the inside of the pocket.”
In a separate incident, the surveyor interviewed a Registered Nurse (RN) Unit Manager and asked, “should gloves be placed in the nurse’s pocket and then used when administering medications by way of a feeding tube?” The Unit Manager replied, “No” and verified the lack of protocol was a possible risk of contamination and spread of infection.
The “facility failed to ensure licensed staff did not place [a resident’s] nebulizer mask in a bag, wet with condensation/moisture after treatment was administered.” The “deficient practice affected one of two residents observed for nebulizer treatments, and one of five nurses observed during medication pass.”
The “surveyor observed condensation/moisture on the face mask inside the plastic bag.” The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “did not wipe or clean the face mask prior to putting it in a plastic bag.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at South Haven Health and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Alabama nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Jefferson County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Birmingham.
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