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Westwood Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
At the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys Center, our team of lawyers works aggressively on behalf of our clients to hold negligent and abusive nursing facilities accountable for mistreating the elderly, disabled, rehabilitating and infirm. Our lawyers are dedicated to resolving nursing home neglect cases by following Georgia tort law.
If your loved one suffered an injury while living at a Bulloch County nursing home, we encourage you to contact our law offices today. Let our team of lawyers begin working on your case today to ensure your family receives adequate financial compensation to recover your damages.Westwood Nursing Center
This facility is a 60-certified bed "for profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Statesboro and Bulloch County, Georgia. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
101 Stockyard RoadFinancial Penalties and Violations
Statesboro, Georgia 30458
The investigators working for the state of Georgia and the federal government had the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
Over the last thirty-six months, Westwood Nursing Center received fourteen formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional information about fines and penalties can be found on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.Statesboro Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Georgia Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three 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 August 3, 2016
Failure to Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores - 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 September 20, 2018
The nursing home "failed to report two allegations of misappropriation of resident funds to the State Survey and Certification Agency."
The surveyors reviewed the Loss Items Report that revealed "that the resident reported that $50 was missing from his room. Review of the results of the search revealed the resident's room was searched and a $10 bill was found in his jacket hanging in the closet. The resident was educated about facility policy and that money could be locked away."
The surveyors interviewed the Administrator who stated "that the missing money was not reported to the State Survey Agency because they found the resident's $10. When asked if the facility found the remaining $40, the Administrator stated it was not found."
According to investigators, the facility "failed to ensure one resident with existing pressure ulcers was turned and repositioned every two hours to prevent the development of additional pressure ulcers."
The state surveyors observed the resident at multiple times between 8:38 AM and 4:30 PM "lying on her left side on top of an air mattress overlay on the bed. The head of the bed was at a 45-degree angle" while her feeding tube was infusing.
Cap the resident "was clean, neat and without odors [and the] staff placed a pillow between her knees and feet. However, the staff failed to turn and reposition the resident at those times to prevent the development of additional pressure ulcers."
The facility "failed to ensure that a Broda chair for [a cognitively impaired] resident was maintained in a safe manner." The surveyors observed the resident while "he was sitting in his Broda chair in the hallway. The front part of the patient's right arm of the Broda chair was missing, and a bolt was observed sticking straight up from the frame. The resident's right hand was observed resting on the padded right arm of the Broda chair."
The Maintenance Supervisor stated that "he had not been notified of the exposed bolt until several hours ago." The supervisor said that "staff should monitor resident equipment for any maintenance issues and notify him of any accident hazards right away."
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Westwood Nursing Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Bulloch County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Statesboro.
It is always free to discuss your case with our legal team. We provide a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee, meaning you will owe us nothing until we can secure financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.Sources