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Summerford Nursing Home
Mistreatment, abuse, and neglect in nursing facilities are often the result of the nursing staff or other caregivers not providing the resident care according to established standards of quality. Their inappropriate behavior often leads to harm, injury, or wrongful death. In other incidents, the victim is assaulted by other residents.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Morgan County nursing facility, contact the Alabama nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure you receive monetary compensation. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm legally accountable.Summerford Nursing Home
This nursing center is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Falkville and Morgan County, Alabama. The 216-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
4087 Highway 31 Southwest
Falkville, Alabama 35622
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Summerford Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $13,408 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators have a legal obligation to penalize any nursing home that violated a rule or regulation that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties typically include imposed monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services. Usually, the higher the violation, the higher the fine.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Summerford Nursing Home for $13,408 on February 23, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation.
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 ConsultationFalkville 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 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 Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date February 23, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home allowed a Registered Sex Offender “to be hired by the facility on April 26, 2016.” The employee’s criminal background check dated April 20, 2016, indicated that the employee “had a conviction of rape in the second degree. This deficient practice had the potential to affect all 206 residents residing in the facility.”
The state investigators notified the Administrator, The Assistant Administrator, the Director of Nursing, and the Assistant Director of Nursing “of the findings of Immediate Jeopardy in the area of resident rights.” On February 17, 2017, “the State Agency received an anonymous complaint, which alleged [the employee is] a registered sex offender working in the facility.”
“The employee’s Application for Employment indicated that on April 19, 2016, [the individual] applied for a position of maintenance.” The application indicated that “he had been convicted of a crime other than a minor traffic violation. The application listed the crime as a sex offender.”
A review of the Back on Verification Report located in the employee’s personnel file dated April 20, 2016, revealed that the employee “had a guilty plea of a felony rape second degree. There was a handwritten note on the report that documented ‘OK’ [by the facility Administrator.”
The document shows a Statutory Rape Consenting Teenager – not a violent crime. The report further revealed [the employee] was a Registered Sex Offender in Alabama. The upper right corner of the application listed [the employee’s] date of hire as April 26, 2016.”
The investigators asked the employee, “what Department did [the employee] work in?” The employee stated he “worked in maintenance and outside gardening.” The investigators asked, “if he ever worked inside the facility and [the employee replied] if they needed him to work inside for plumbing or changing a light bulb.” The investigators asked if he had ever gone inside any resident’s room. The employee replied, “if I needed to change a light bulb.”
The facility’s Administrator stated that “he was the person that [decided to hire the Registered Sex Offender].”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Summerford Nursing Home? Contact the Alabama nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Morgan County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Falkville.
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