Imperial Gardens Health and Rehabilitation Center, located at 306 W. Due West Road in Madison, Tennessee has been found by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to be woefully non-compliant with federal regulations. Our Tennessee Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers are currently reviewing cases from this facility. Medicare has ordered that funding for residents placed in the home will cease in thirty (30) days and that no new residents will be admitted. The State of Tennessee has stepped in and begun making preparation for the transfer of residents still at the facility to alternate placements.
The thrust of the report issued by CMS centered around the widespread neglect observed at the facility. The most significant and consistent complaint was the failure to properly administer medications to the residents that were critically ill and in pain. In the inspection report (found here: http://www.tennessean.com/interactive/article/20130226/NEWS07/130226024/DOCUMENT-Imperial-Gardens-Inspection-Report ), many instances involving many different residents detail such failures of the home and its staff to give medication timely, to give the correct dose of medication and, in some instances, to give the right type of medication.
In our practice in Tennessee and throughout the Southeast, we represent victims of nursing home abuse and neglect and their families. Many times, the ability of nursing home nurses and assistants to provide care is hampered by the administration and management of the facility. The mentality of putting profits over people results in a nursing home’s unwillingness to spend money to provide enough skilled and trained employees to meet the needs of residents in the facility. The facility has a duty, once it agrees to accepts someone’s family or loved one, to provide the appropriate level of care to ensure that person’s well being. Unfortunately, that is not always done.
If you have a family member or loved one that you suspect has been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect in or been subject to significant medication errors, please call The Higgins Firm and speak with one of our skilled Tennessee nursing home malpractice attorneys.