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Catholic Care Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
You suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Sedgwick County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their newly developed bed sore or injuries from a fall could have been prevented had the nursing staff follow the established protocols? If so, contact the Kansas Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now.
Our team of lawyers has extensive experience in handling cases just like yours, and we can help your family, too. We will use the law to ensure you receive financial compensation for your injuries and hold those accountable for the harm. We can begin working on your case today.
Catholic Care Center
This center is a 176-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Bel Aire and Sedgwick County, Kansas. The "nonprofit - Church related" long-term care home is located at:
6700 E 45Th Street North
Bel Aire, Kansas 67226
Catholic Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Catholic Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes Independent living options, memory care, day services, long-term care, and rehabilitative care including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Kansas and the federal government have a legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home in the state. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Catholic Care Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $20,800 fine on November 07, 2017, a $9,428 fine on May 11, 2017, and a $9,198 fine on April 13, 2016, for a total of $39,426.
This nursing facility also received five complaints and self-reported eight serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Kansas Long-Term Care State Survey Reports.
Bel Aire Kansas Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Kansas and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date December 19, 2017
- Failure to Allow the Resident to Refuse Treatment or Refuse to Take Part in an Experiment or Formulate Advance Directives – citation #F155 date November 7, 2017
According to investigators, “the facility failed to develop and implement timely and effective interventions to prevent the development of pressure ulcers.” The failure involved two residents with pressure sores. One resident “developed three avoidable pressure ulcers, a stage III (full thickness loss of skin, including some of the subcutaneous tissue) pressure ulcer to the left buttock, a Stage II (partial thickness loss of dermis) to the right buttock, and a Stage II pressure ulcer to the right angle.”
A second resident “developed to avoidable Stage II pressure ulcers to the gluteal area and one avoidable deep tissue injury (DTI – contact or non-intact skin with localized area persistent non-implantable deep red, maroon, or purple discoloration) on the right heel.”
The facility reported their 157 residents with 26 of them being reviewed for Advance Directives, which is a document making provisions for health care decisions should they become unable to make those decisions. The document includes a decision for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
The surveyors reviewed records and interviewed residents to determine that “the facility failed to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for approximately twenty minutes for [one resident] whose closed record (a record where the resident died in the facility) was reviewed for advance directives when the resident expired after experiencing a medical condition where their heart suddenly and unexpectedly stopped beating.
The surveyors determined that the facility “failed to honor the express wishes of the resident’s Durable Power of Attorney for the resident to have CPR initiated [when the resident was] in Immediate Jeopardy. The facility also failed to have a signed Advance Directive for Do Not Resuscitate for [another resident] whose CPR status was changed to Do Not Resuscitate less than twenty-four hours [before their] death.”
Abused at Catholic Care Center? Our Attorneys Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Catholic Care Center? Contact the Kansas nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Sedgwick County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Bel Aire.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your 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 monetary recovery for your family. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.