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Apex Center Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your behalf to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages. We use the law to ensure that those responsible for causing injuries and harm are held financially and legally responsible. Let us begin working on your case today.Apex Center Nursing Home
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Boise and Ada County, Idaho. The 148-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
8211 Ustick Road
Boise, Idaho 83704
Apex Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Apex Center Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Fined $103,038 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of Idaho have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Apex Center Nursing Home, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $46,176 fine on April 05, 2018, and a $56,862 fine on October 21, 2016, for a total of $103,038.
This nursing facility received six complaints and self-reported three serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Idaho Commission on Aging Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationBoise Idaho Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Idaho and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date July 17, 2015
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date August 24, 2018
The facility “failed to ensure sufficient supervision of residents to prevent falls.” This failure was true for one resident “reviewed for falls. This failure created the potential for harm of residents to experience injuries from falling.”
The investigation involved a cognitively intact resident who “requires supervision, oversight, encouragement, or cueing and one-person physical assistance with bed mobility and transfers.”
A review of the resident’s Incident and Accident Reports documented two falls. In one incident, an unwitnessed fall occurred at 7:00 AM on August 5, 2018, in the resident’s bathroom. The resident “fell by the toilet when self-transferring. He was in a hurry due to not wanting to miss his smoke break.”
The document states that the resident “missed the toilet and sat on the floor. Preventative measures in place [before] the fall include side rails along the bathroom wall, brakes on the wheelchair, and tennis shoes on.” The resident was educated “about slowing down and watched when transferring.”
The report indicates that staff was to monitor the resident “by providing standby assistance with toileting.” However, on August 11, 2018, at 7:15 PM, the resident experienced another unwitnessed fall. During this incident, a nurse heard the resident “yelling for help in his room and found him lying on his back on the floor.”
The document indicated that there was a medication error that resulted in a double dose of the resident’s drugs the day before the fall. It was noted that the resident had been sleeping more than usual that day and that the brakes were not locked when the resident transferred from the bed to the wheelchair.
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure all contracted staff working unsupervised with residents were trained on how and to whom suspicion of abuse should be reported within the facility. This failure created the potential for all residents to experience ongoing abuse and neglect within the facility.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Apex Center Nursing Home? Contact the Idaho nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Ada County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Boise.
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