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St Martin's in the Pines Nursing Center
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of verbal or physical abuse while living in a Jefferson County nursing facility? Are you concerned that the mistreatment is occurring at the hands of caregivers, other patients, employees, or visitors? If so, contact the Alabama nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
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This facility is a "for-profit" 128-certified bed long term care center providing care and services to residents of Birmingham and Jefferson County, Alabama. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
4941 Montevallo Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35210
St Martin's in the Pines Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, St Martin's in the Pines Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $13,905 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators from the federal government and Alabama penalize caregiving facilities identified with severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations by withholding payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines. Massive penalties usually indicate a severe offense.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against St Martin's in the Pines Nursing Center for $13,905 on February 12, 2019, citing substandard care. This nursing facility self-reported a serious problem over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Alabama Adult Protective Services Website.
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The federal government and Alabama Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this 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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date February 12, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure they protected the residents from the potential of abuse when they knowingly hired an individual who had been placed on the Nurse Aide Abuse Registry for abusing a resident in a nursing home.”
The CNA “was placed on the Nurse Aide Abuse Registry on March 30, 2017. However, he was hired by the facility on October 9, 2018, in the position of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), [and] worked in the facility from [that day] to February 6, 2019, for a total of 892.48 hours over various shifts in different locations of the facility, all while being on the Nurse Aide Abuse Registry.”
The facility terminated the CNA's employment on February 6, 2019. This “deficient practice placed all residents in Immediate Jeopardy as it was likely to cause serious injury, harm, or death.” The state investigators notified the FacilityAdministrator at 9:00 AM on February 12, 2019, “of the findings of Immediate Jeopardy in the area of freedom from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.”
The investigators reviewed a facility reported incident involving a resident and the Administrator by the Alabama State Survey Agency beginning on February 6, 2019. The document helped to identify that the facility “knowingly hired [the CNA] who had been placed on the Nurse Aide Abuse Registry.”
The survey team reviewed the CNA's application for employment dated September 20, 2018. The document indicates that the employee “applied for the position of CNA. Contained within [their] personnel file was a document titled Alabama Certified Nurse Aide Registry Nurse Aide Status dated October 1, 2018, at 4:44 PM.”
The document indicates that the employee “had an adverse finding and was not eligible for employment and not certified as a CNA.” The Human Resource Staff Member acknowledged during a telephone interview that “it was a serious offense to hire someone who was on the Nurse Aide Abuse Registry.”
The Facility Administrator confirmed that the facility should not have hired the employee because “of an adverse finding on the Nurse Abuse. The Administrator verified that the CNA had “mainly worked on the first shift on the 300 Hall but had occasionally worked in other locations.”
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