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Traditions Health and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Do you believe that your loved one has become a victim of mistreatment or neglect at the hands of caregivers due to a lack of enough training, minimal staffing, or no patient supervision? Has your loved one developed a life-threatening pressure wound or fell at the facility in an accident that could have been prevented?
The Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys represent victims of abuse who live in DeKalb County nursing facilities. If your loved one was harmed, contact us today so we can begin working on your case to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages.Traditions Health and Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "not-for-profit" home providing services to residents of Lithonia and DeKalb County, Georgia. The 182-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
2816 Evans Mill Road
Lithonia, Georgia 30058
Traditions Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Traditions Health and Rehab Center offers other services. These services include hospice, transitional care, and restorative care involving physical, occupational and speech therapies.
The investigators for the state of Georgia 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 regulators imposed a $6500 fine against Traditions Health and Rehab Center on December 6, 2017, citing substandard care. Also, Medicare denied payment for services on the same day.
The nursing home also received thirteen formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional information about penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.Lithonia Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Georgia Department of Public Health 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Remains Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment - citation date April 30, 2018
The state investigators noted the "facility failed to ensure one resident was free of physical restraints." A review of the resident's MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment documents that the severely cognitively impaired resident "was easily agitated."
The resident "had hallucinations, physical and verbal behavior toward others, and rejected care. Staff administered [the resident] anti-anxiety, anti-depressive, and antipsychotic medications." The medical records stated that "no restraints were used on the resident."
The state investigators observed a resident in the resident's room along with the resident's family member. At that time, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) was changing the resident's brief when the second CNA who "put the resident to bed for the family members request."
"When the resident was settled, the family member with the assistance of [the second CNA placed the resident's] recliner and high back wheelchair with their backs against the bed." The family member said that they placed the back of the chair against the bed so that the resident "does not fall out of bed."
The investigators interviewed the second CNA outside of the resident's room who said that "they placed the chairs against the bed to prevent the resident from falling and it does keep [the resident] in bed when she gets agitated." The CNA said that "the resident can stand up, and the chairs next to the bed prevent her from standing up."
During an interview with the family member, it was revealed that "she thought it was about a year, I think, we have been putting the chairs by the bed." The resident "can get up out of bed with the chairs there. I am concerned."
The Director of Nursing stated during an interview that "yesterday, she became aware that family members put chairs by the resident's bed [and] stated staff should not have used chairs by the resident's bed because it is unsafe to block the resident in."
The Director stated, "what if she climbed the chairs, it is not safe." The "staff should not use the chairs because they are a restraint. We are restraint-free here, so we do not have a Restraint Assessment, but putting the chairs by the resident's bed is a restraint."
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Traditions Health and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent DeKalb County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Lithonia.
You will not be charged to discuss your case with our legal team during an initial, free case review. Also, we provide a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee. This promise means that you will owe us nothing until we have secured financial compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.Sources