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Ballard Center Nursing Home
Lawyers for Injured & Abused at Ballard Center Nursing Home
Every staff member working in a nursing facility has a legal and ethical responsibility to provide each resident with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities do not follow established procedures and protocols that prevent injuries, accidents, and the development of life-threatening pressure wounds.
If you suspect that your loved one was victimized through neglect or abuse while living in a King County nursing facility, the Washington Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys can help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.
Ballard Center Nursing Home
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Seattle and King County, Washington. The 142-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
820 Northwest 95th Street
Seattle, Washington 98117
Ballard Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Ballard 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 $138,415 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The state of Washington and the federal government have the legal obligation to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the facility has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed five monetary penalties against Ballard Center Nursing Home, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $63,877 fine on November 07, 2018, a $37,195 fine on October 09, 2017, a $25,253 fine on September 11, 2017, a $2,662 fine on February 27, 2017, and a $9,428 fine on February 27, 2017, for a total of $138,415.
This nursing facility received thirteen complaints and self-reported nine serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Website.
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Seattle Washington Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Washington Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, five out of five stars for staffing issues and five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date July 13, 2018
The state investigators determined that “the facility staff failed to conduct a thorough investigation for [two residents] related to a fall and an allegation of rough treatment.” This deficient practice to protect the residents failed to “rule out abuse and neglect. This failed practice placed residents at risk for harm.”
A Facility Investigation Report dated July 17, 2018, indicated that the resident “had allegations [presented to a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) on Duty] of being handled roughly by [a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)] during the provision of care” five days earlier. The facility staff conducted an internal investigation of the allegation.”
A statement written by the Certified Nursing Assistant indicated that the CNA “remained on duty [with the resident on the day of the incident] and other residents after the allegation was reported to the Licensed Nurse on Duty.” The CNA “also indicated in the written statement that she returned to work for the next two days after the reported allegation.”
The CNA indicated that she went to the resident’s room to give them a blanket. The facility staff “failed to protect [the of allegedly abused resident] after he made an allegation of rough treatment by [that CNA].”
A written statement by another staff member indicated that he would talk to the CNA and “tell her to be more careful. The facility staff failed to remove the employee alleged to have committed the abuse from duty pending the investigation [according to] its own policy, which exposed [the resident] and other residents to the potential of rough treatment.”
Also, the Investigation Report “did not contain interviews with other residents who may have had similar allegations of rough treatment.”
Abused at Ballard Center Nursing Home? Our Attorneys Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Ballard Center Nursing Home? Contact the Washington nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent King County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Seattle.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your monetary compensation case with us today through an initial, free claim consultation. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery for your family. All information you share with our law offices concerning your case will remain confidential.