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Warner Robins Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Has your loved one suffered neglect or abuse at the hands of caregivers, employees, or other residents? Were they injured in a preventable accident or developed a facility acquired bedsore that has threatened their well-being?
The Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys represent Houston County nursing home residents and protect their rights to financial compensation for their damages. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing your loved one harm to ensure they are held accountable.Warner Robins Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a 126-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Warner Robins and Houston County, Georgia. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1601 Elberta RoadFinancial Penalties and Violations
Warner Robins, Georgia 31088
Warner Robins Rehabilitation Center
Federal government nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or monetary fine when the facility has been cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Over the last thirty-six months, Warner Robins Rehab Center received four formally filed complaints and self-reported one serious issue that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.Warner Robins Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Georgia long-term care home from various online publically available sources including the GA Department of Public Health website 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 September 20, 2018
Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents - citation date [date] September 20, 2018
According to investigators, "the facility failed to ensure that position change alarms used for fall prevention were assessed as a possible restraint [before] use on one resident."
The state survey team conducted a tour of the facility and the C Unit and observed the resident "lying on the floor on his right side in front of the wheelchair and his room. The staff was alerted to the resident being found on the floor."
Later, the survey team interviewed the resident who stated "I have fallen about three times in my room. They had a mat beside my bed, and I tripped on it. The resident was asked about the fall earlier in the day and stated 'I thought I had both sides of the wheelchair locked and when I went to sit, it flipped around, and I slipped to the floor. The staff put me to bed and said I had to stay there until noon'". The resident "denied any injury."
The resident was observed approximately an hour later "self-propelling his wheelchair in the hall and talking on a cell phone. The resident was heard to say 'they put this dam box on my chair that makes a loud screeching noise every time I try to move. I do not need this thing.'"
A Progress Note dated approximately thirty minutes earlier "revealed the resident was noted attempting to transfer cell from the bed to the wheelchair. The wheelchair was unlocked, the resident was given education and encouraged to call for assistance [before] transfers and ambulation. The chair alarm was applied to the wheelchair, and the resident stated that 'I do not need beeping noise on my chair.'"
The surveyors interviewed the Director of Nursing two days later who stated that "alarms are not restraints because they do not restrict movement [stating] I was not aware that the resident did not like the chair alarm."
The resident stated that they knew "they put a box on his chair that [beeps when he] stands up, but the facility did not ask permission." The resident stated "I do not know how to turn it off, but I guess when it starts beeping, I am supposed to call someone to come and turn it off. They can leave it there if they want to but it aggravates me, and nobody will turn it off."
The nursing home "failed to ensure one resident received adequate supervision and staff assistance to ensure proper positioning during meals."
The resident "who had a swallowing disorder and a history of significant weight loss, ate without supervision in a reclining position in bed putting her at risk for choking, aspiration (inhalation of food, stomach acid, or saliva into the lungs), and aspiration pneumonia (bacterial infection and lung injury resulting in inhalation of oropharyngeal contents into the lower airways)."
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Warner Robins Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Houston County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Warner Robins.
We provide an intital, free case consultation to every potential client an offer a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee you will not pay us anything until after we have secured monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.Sources