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Village at Cook Springs Skilled Nursing Facility
Every staff member working in a nursing facility has a legal and ethical responsibility to provide each resident with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities do not follow established procedures and protocols that prevent injuries, accidents, and the development of life-threatening pressure wounds.
If you suspect that your loved one was victimized through neglect or abuse while living in a Saint Clair County nursing facility, the Alabama nursing home affiliate attorneys can help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Village at Cook Springs Skilled Nursing Facility
This nursing facility is a "non-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Pell City and Saint Clair County, Alabama. The 168-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
415 Cook Springs
Pell City, Alabama 35125
Village at Cook Springs Skilled Nursing Facility
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Village at Cook Springs Skilled Nursing Facility 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
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 Village at Cook Springs Skilled Nursing Facility for $13,905 on January 03, 2019, citing substandard care. The nursing home received two complaints over the three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Medicare has cited this facility for abuse. Medicare states that “every nursing home resident deserves to retain their basic human dignity and be treated with respect at all times. Abuse and neglect are never acceptable.” Nursing homes “cited for abuse are required to take steps to protect their residents.” 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 ConsultationPell City Alabama Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Alabama and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date September 28, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home failed to ensure to residents “were free from abuse perpetrated by a visitor at the facility, who was also the spouse of a resident residing in the facility.”
Documentation shows that on February 11, 2019, “without the consent of [the resident], the visitor came up behind [the resident] and placed his hands down the shirt of the resident, while the resident sat in the Dining.” The resident stated he/she “was scared and shocked by the incident.”
Due to the facility not implementing interventions to protect or prevent further abuse from occurring, on April 29, 2019, “without the consent [the same visitor kissed a second resident] on the forehead and ran his hand down the resident’s clothing to the left breast and to the resident’s pubic area.”
At the time, this resident “was hitting and screaming at the visitor to stop. A staff member intervened and instructed the visitor he had to leave the facility immediately.” This resident stated he/she “cried as he/she felt violated.”
The investigative team determined that these deficient practices placed both of these residents “reviewed for abuse in Immediate Jeopardy of serious injury, harm, impairment, or death.”
According to the Alabama Department of Public Health Online Incident Reporting System, “on February 14, 2019, at 4:58 PM, the facility reported an allegation of sexual abuse that involved [a resident and another resident’s spouse] visitor. The report documented the incident occurred on February 11, 2019, at 11:30 AM, in which the Unit Manager received a call at 3:44 PM from the resident’s representative (the resident’s spouse).”
The resident spouse stated that the resident contacted him one day this week and stated, “that someone put their hands down [the resident’s] shirt.” The spouse said that while the resident was in the dining room, “a male came up from behind [the resident] and put his hand under his/her shirt.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Village at Cook Springs Skilled Nursing Facility? Contact the Alabama nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Saint Clair County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Pell City.
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