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Campbellsville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
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Campbellsville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care (LTC) facility is a 67-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Campbellsville and Taylor County, Kentucky. The Medicare/Medicaid-participating center is located at:
1980 Old Greensburg Road
Campbellsville, Kentucky, 42718
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Campbellsville Nursing and Rehab Center offers other services and amenities that include:
- Long-term care
- Short-term rehab
- Wound care
- Intravenous (IV) therapy
- Diabetes management
- Wound care
- Restorative nursing services
- Physical, occupational and speech therapies
- Hospice care
- Respite care
- Orthopedic recovery care
- Postoperative care
- Nutritional services
- Language pathology
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing facility that violates rules and regulations. These penalties include citations, monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services. High monetary fines usually indicate extremely severe violations that harmed or could have harmed residents.
Within the last three years, Campbellsville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has received five formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional information about penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Kentucky Department of Health Care Nursing Home Reporting Website concerning this nursing facility.
Campbellsville Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
A list of opened investigations, incident inquiries, dangerous hazards, health violations, filed complaints, and safety concerns on statewide long-term care homes can be reviewed on the Kentucky Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov. Many families use this data to determine the best facility to place a loved one who requires the highest level of hygiene assistance and skilled health care.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures. The Taylor County neglect attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center have found serious deficiencies and safety concerns at Campbellsville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center that include:
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Meet Professional Standards of Quality
- Failure to Develop Policies to Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program
- Failure to Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated August 18, 2017, the state investigative team noted that the facility's failure to "ensure an injury of unknown source was immediately reported and investigated.” The incident involved a resident that staff identified on August 8, 2017, as having “a dark red/purple-colored bruising across his/her breast, under the right arm, and on each side of the upper rib area.” At that time, neither the staff nor the resident could explain “the source of the injury.”
The surveyor said that “the staff failed to report the injury to administrative staff until August 9, 2017, the next day. However, even after the administrative staff was notified of [the resident’s] injuries, the facility failed to report the unknown injury to the State Survey Agency and Adult Protective Services.” The investigative team reviewed the facility’s policy titled: Abuse Prohibition Standards of Practice that reads in part:
“All incidents of alleged abuse will be reported to the Administrator or the Administrator’s designee.”
“All incidents of alleged abuse, including injuries of unknown origin, will be reported to the State Survey Agency within two hours and an investigation will begin immediately.”
The resident’s Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment and Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) reveals that the severely, cognitively impaired resident “was not interview-able.”
A review of the resident’s Incident Report revealed that the resident “had a dark red/purple bruising under his/her right arm, across the bottom of his/her breast in the diaphragm area and on each side of the upper rib cage.”
The survey team interviewed two State Registered Nurse Aides (SRNAs) who had provided the resident care on August 8, 2017. Both SRNAs stated that “they immediately reported the bruising to [the resident’s] nurse, and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The LPN verified that both SRNAs had notified her” of the resident’s bruising.
During the interview, the LPN “revealed she did not report the injury of unknown origin until the next day [stating that] she had been trained to report all injuries of unknown origin to the Administrator as soon as they were discovered, but stated she did not report the incident that night because it was late in the evening.”
In an interview with the Director of Nursing, it was revealed that “she was not notified of [the resident’s] injury of unknown origin until approximately 10:00 AM or 11:00 AM” the following day. The Director “revealed she did not report the incident to the State Survey Agency because her investigation determined” it was plausible that the use of a gait belt caused the bruising.
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated April 11, 2018, the state investigators documented that the facility had failed to “provide medications [by] professional standards of practice.” The investigators reviewed the facility’s policy titled: Medication Administration that reads in part:
“The facility will provide safe administration of all medications to residents.”
“All licensed personnel administering medications will check to ensure that the correct resident was being administered the ordered medication [before] each is medication administered.”
A review of a resident’s Physician’s orders and Medication Error Report dated March 24, 2018, at 11:10 PM revealed that on that date, the resident was administered “medication by mistake.” A Licensed Practical Nurse revealed that on that date “she mistakenly gave [the resident] an antibiotic that had been ordered for another resident.”
The LPN said that “she had failed to utilize the facility’s procedure for ensuring the medication was administered to the right resident. The LPN stated, “she immediately realized that she had administered the medication to the wrong resident and left the resident’s room to check the resident’s medication record to ensure the resident was not allergic to the medication.”
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) said that the “resident did not have analogy listed on the medication and therefore she did not report the medication error to anyone, including the facility administrative staff.” In an interview with the Director of Nursing, it was revealed that “the facility became aware of the medication error when the family of [the resident] reported it to another nurse at the facility, who then informed the Director of Nursing.”
The Director of Nursing stated that “an investigation was initiated and [the LPN] verified that she had administered [the resident] a medication which had not been ordered” on that date. The Director said that “he then notified the resident’s family member and Physician immediately.” The Director stated, “that each licensed personnel administering medications to residents was required to observe the medication rights contained in the facility’s policy including ensuring the correct identity of the resident [before] the medication administration.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated June 2, 2016, the state investigative team noted that the nursing facility “failed to conduct the required Kentucky Adult Caregiver Misconduct Registry checks for five employees reviewed [before] employment.” The investigative team reviewed the facility’s policy titled: Prevention and Reporting: Resident Mistreatment, Neglect, Abuse, Including Injuries of Unknown Source, and the Misappropriation of Resident Property that reads in part:
“The facility will screen all potential employees for a history of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of [residents].”
In one incident, a review of a resident’s employee file reveals that the employee “was hired on February 22, 2016.” However, the Registry track was not conducted until March 14, 2016, “after employment.” A second resident’s employee file was reviewed showing that the employee was hired on March 8, 2016, but the Registry check was not conducted until March 14, 2016, after employment. Three other employees’ records have also reviewed that show that they were all checked through the Kentucky Adult Caregiver Misconduct Registry after they were employed.”
The surveyors interviewed the Human Resources Director who revealed that “she was responsible for conducting the required background checks and employees [before] hire. She stated some [records] had been checked a little late. She further stated that she used a check-off sheet to ensure everything was accurate and the employee’s files. Furthermore, she stated that she does self-audits to ensure all mandatory employee background checks have been performed.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated June 2, 2016, a state investigator noted the nursing home's failure to “maintain an effective Infection Control Program to prevent the transmission of disease and infection.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff involved one resident.”
The surveyor said that “during a medication pass on June 1, 2016, the facility staff was observed to dispense a resident’s oral medications into her bare hands before putting them into the medication cup and giving them to the resident.”
During an interview with the Director of Nursing, it was revealed that “the facility did not have a policy specifically related to Infection Control and dispensing medications.” The Director said that “the facility used standard precautions for dispensing medications.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated August 18, 2016, the state investigative team documented that the facility had failed to “ensure a bruise was appropriately assessed and monitored for one resident.” The investigator stated that the “facility skin documentation revealed an area (a bruise) to the left heel was observed on July 9, 2016.” However, “there was no documented evidence the facility continued to assess the area to determine if the area was worsening until” nearly two weeks later.
The investigators reviewed the resident’s medical records and Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment dated July 2, 2016, that revealed that the resident “requires extensive assistance of two staff members for bed mobility.” The resident’s Incident Report dated July 1, 2016 “revealed the resident was assessed to have bruising to the left heel which was determined to be caused by movement of the resident’s legs and the resident hitting his/her head on the bed.” The injury involved a 5.0 cm x 6.0 cm purple/blue-appearing bruise.
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