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Southland Healthcare and Rehab Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Do you need to relocate your loved one into a nursing facility and want to ensure the place you choose provides the highest level of hygiene assistance and nursing care? Is your loved one already living in a nursing home and might be victimized through abuse and neglect?
The Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys have represented hundreds of Laurens County nursing home patients who have been victimized by caregivers, employees, visitors, and other residents. If your loved one is being mistreated or harmed, contact us now so we can begin working on your case today. We will use the law to obtain monetary compensation on your behalf and hold those at fault for the harm legally accountable.Southland Healthcare and Rehab Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Dublin and Laurens County, Georgia. The 126-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
606 Simmons St.
Dublin, Georgia 31040
The investigators for the state and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal investigators imposed a $13,845 fine against Southland Health Care and Rehab Center on July 14, 2016, citing substandard care. Also, the facility received seven formally filed complaints that resulted in citations. Additional information about penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.Dublin Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Georgia long-term care home from various online publically available sources including the GA Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Provide Appropriate Treatment and Care According to Orders, Resident's Preferences and Goals - citation date September 7, 2018
Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents - citation date February 15, 2018
The nursing home "failed to ensure that pressure ulcer treatment is provided as ordered for one resident and fail to accurately state and thoroughly assess pressure ulcers for [two other residents]."
After reviewing a resident's Wound Assessment Progress Notes, it was revealed that the "wound bed had 10% necrotic [dead] tissue and had inaccurately staged the pressure ulcer as a Stage II" which could cause significant problems in providing the right treatment to ensure complete healing.
The surveyors interviewed the Director of Nursing who stated that "the staff should not be staging the pressure ulcers if there is necrotic tissue present and had not realized that [the staff] had been doing that."
The investigators documented that "the facility failed to ensure safe smoking for [one resident] reviewed for smoking." A review of the resident's medical records shows that the resident had been admitted to the facility after undergoing surgery to remove an abscess. At that time "his jaws were wired together and consequently, he did not smoke on admission to the facility."
The resident's medical records do not reveal "an exact time of when he began the smoke again." Additionally, there is nothing in the medical record showing an assessment "for safe smoking until January 5, 2018, and at the time he was assessed to be a safe smoker."
The state investigators observed the smoking area where the resident "brought out a cigarette with him and lit his cigarette with [another resident's] cigarette. The staff member that was supervising the residents was involved in assisting other residents."
A review of the resident's Care Plan showed that the resident "does not have a Care Plan for smoking" nor does the resident's Nurse's Notes "document any incidents of him smoking unsupervised or with smoking materials outside of the designated smoking area."
The survey team observed the mildly, cognitively impaired resident on the morning of February 14, 2018, smoking a cigarette without any staff in the area providing supervision. Later that afternoon, the resident was again observed walking "into the smoking area, while reaching into his right coat pocket and pulling out a cigarette." The resident bent over another resident "to light his cigarette from her lit cigarette."
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Southland Healthcare and Rehab Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Laurens County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Dublin.
Our network of attorneys provides every potential client an initial free case consultation. Also, we offer a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee, meaning you do not owe us any money until we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.Sources