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University Nursing and Rehab Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
The Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys have represented many Clarke County nursing home residents who have suffered abuse, neglect, or mistreatment at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors or other patients. Contact us today if your loved one was injured while in a nursing home.
We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing your loved one harm both legally and financially accountable to ensure your family is adequately compensated for your damages. Time is of the essence. All the necessary documentation must be filed in the proper Georgia county courthouse before the state statute of limitations expires.
University Nursing and Rehab Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Athens and Clarke County, Georgia. The 122-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
180 Epps Bridge Rd
Athens, Georgia 30606
University Nursing and Rehab Center
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, University Nursing and Rehab Center offers long-term care, subacute rehab, and restorative care including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators and surveyors for Medicare and the state of Georgia have the legal authority to impose monetary fines are denied payment for Medicare services any time a nursing home is cited for serious violations of regulations.
Over the last three years, federal investigators imposed a $19,110 monetary penalty against University Nursing and Rehab Center on February 3, 2016, citing substandard care.
Also, the facility received two formally filed complaints that resulted in citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines at this facility can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Athens Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Georgia 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 one out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents - citation date November 3, 2016
The state surveyors determined the "facility failed to report to the State Survey Agency an allegation of physical abuse for one resident." The survey team interviewed a resident's Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment and other records that show moderate impaired cognition."
During an interview with the resident, surveyors noted the resident "to have difficulty verbalizing her responses but [would] respond appropriately was shaking or nodding her head or saying yes or no to questions asked." The resident indicated during the interview that "in the past month, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) was rough with her in the shower room, and that the CNA pulled on her left arm and right leg and squeezed hard when she was dressing her."
The resident further indicated "that she hollered out and the CNA stopped." The resident "indicated 'yes' when asked if she felt the CNA was rough on purpose [and] "yes" when asked if she felt it was physical abuse and that she had told the head nurse about it."
The investigators interviewed the Director of Nursing who stated that "about three weeks ago, during [the resident's] shower, the resident got very agitated because she did not like the way the CNA put a brace on her leg." The Director stated that "the resident sometimes got agitated when she could express herself, and when people could not understand what she was trying to say and that the resident was hitting the CNA."
The Director further said that "when she spoke with a resident after the incident, she was still very agitated and told her that the CNA hurt her arm and that she had bruising." The Director said that the staff work in the shower room during the incident was interviewed in said that the resident "was the aggressor. The Director of Nursing added that she felt it would be better to reassign the CNA that [the resident] said hurt her so that she would not take care of that resident anymore."
The Director stated that they had told the Administrator about the incident, but "that it was not reported to the State Survey Agency" as required by law."
Abused at University Nursing and Rehab Center? Our Attorneys can Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at University Nursing and Rehab Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Clarke County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Athens.
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.