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Information & Ratings on Willowwood Nursing Center, Flowery Branch, Georgia
Many families must make the ultimate decision to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure that the quality of their life is maximized. Unfortunately, not all nursing home staff members follow established rules, regulations, and protocols. Their failure to follow standards of practice can result in abuse, mistreatment or neglect that cause significant harm to the resident or leads to their premature death.
If your loved one was victimized while residing in a Hall County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case now to ensure your family is adequately compensated for your damages.Willowwood Nursing Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Flowery Branch and Hall County, Georgia. The 100-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
4595 Cantrell Road
Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542
Both Georgia and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The higher the monetary fine, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
Over the last three years, federal investigators imposed a $23,429 fine against Willowwood Nursing Center on November 9, 2017, citing substandard care. During that time, the facility received twenty formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.Flowery Branch 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 as posted on 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Provide Appropriate Treatment and Care According to Orders, Resident's Preferences and Goals - citation date September 13, 2018
According to investigators, "the facility failed to perform a thorough assessment of a burn including measurements on the day of the burn and failed to provide evidence that treatments of the burn were done daily as ordered for one resident."
Surveyors say that the facility "also failed to obtain psychiatric evaluations on three residents." In one incident, a resident was admitted to the facility requiring "supervision for eating; had no limitations and functional range of motion and had no burns."
A review of the resident's Nurse's Notes revealed that the resident "was in the dining room with a speech therapist when he spilled coffee on himself. He was then brought to the hall to be changed. When changing the resident, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) noted a burn/blister on the right upper thigh."
Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading - citation date November 9, 2017
The facility "failed to demonstrate ongoing recognition, investigation, and surveillance of infections and maintain an effective infection control program."
The survey team interviewed the Assistant Director of Nursing/Infection Control Nurse and a Registered Nurse Corporate Nurse. The Assistant Director "stated that she has only been the Infection Control Nurse" for four days" and "confirmed the findings that no information reports had been logged in the Infection Control book or tracked for the months of March 2017" and all consecutive months between June 2017 and November 2017.
Failure to Ensure That There Is a Pest Control Program to Prevent/Deal with Mice, Insects or Other Pests - citation date November 9, 2017
The nursing home "failed to maintain an effective pest control program that would ensure the facility remained free of pests and rodents."
The survey team observed a resident whose room had "a pest glue strip noted in the resident's room on the floor under the window, near the corner. Three dead roaches and one dead fly were noted on the pest strip."
The resident stated that "he had had a mouse in his room last week and the maintenance put down the strip but stated he had not seen the mouse since." A different resident stated "that the nursing home has a problem with bugs. The resident stated she killed three roaches in the bathroom and one in her shared room this morning.
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