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TLC Nursing Center
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of physical abuse, sexual assault, neglect, or mistreatment while living in a Blount 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.TLC Nursing Center
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Oneonta and Blount County, Alabama. The 103-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
212 Ellen Street
Oneonta, Alabama 35121
TLC Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, TLC Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, comprehensive rehab services, wound care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $9,563 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of Alabama can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against TLC Nursing Center for $9,563 on March 05, 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 ConsultationOneonta Alabama Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Alabama and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date March 5, 2017
- Failure to Ensure That the Nurses’ Aide Show They Have the Skills and Techniques to Be Able to Care for the Resident’s Needs – citation #F498 date March 5, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home failed to monitor a resident “identified by the facility as having a history of wandering, [who] received medications that could cause confusion.”
An interview with the staff revealed that the resident “was last seen in the dining room on February 12, 2017, around 7:28 AM, eating breakfast. The facility staff stated they heard their alarm system sound at about 7:35 AM. The responding staff member [a Restorative Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)] stated he deactivated the alarm system and stepped outside the front door but failed to check the parking lot and surrounding areas.”
The facility’s administrative elopement alarms “direct the staff to investigate the cause of the alarm and inspect the surrounding area, inside and outside the facility on every occurrence, even if the cause appears to be immediately determined. The facility staff failed to implement the policy as written.”
At approximately 7:40 AM to 7:45 AM, the weekend off-duty receptionist found the resident “in a car in the facility’s parking lot.” The receptionist indicated that when she arrived at the facility for work, “there was no staff observed at the front door looking out or checking outside of the facility.” The resident “was returned to the facility without injuries.” However, the deficient practice placed the resident “in Immediate Jeopardy of serious injury, harm, or death.”
The deficient practice by the nursing staff affected one resident. A “review of a copy of the Nursing Assistant’s Job Description and Performance Standards revealed, “there was no primary function or responsibility listed on the Job Description directing CNAs to apply any type of skin protective dressings.”
The investigation involved a resident “at risk for pressure ulcers and having a Stage I or greater pressure ulcer.” During an interview with the CNA, it was revealed that “she had been asked by a nurse, but a month ago, to put on a protective patch (padded protective dressing) on someone’s sacral area.”
The surveyor asked [the CNA] “was that out of her scope of practice to apply a padded protective dressing?” The CNA replied, “I do not think we are supposed to.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at TLC Nursing Center? Contact the Alabama nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Blount County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Oneonta.
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