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The Centennial Homestead Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Many families have limited options in providing their loved one care and must turn over those services of professional medical teams in nursing facilities nationwide. Sadly, many nursing home residents become the victims of abuse and neglect by caregivers, employees, visitors or other patients.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Washington County nursing facility, contact the Kansas Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. We can handle every aspect of your case to seek justice and ensure that those responsible for the harm are held legally accountable.
The Centennial Homestead Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a "for profit" 31-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Washington and Washington County, Kansas. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
311 E Second St
Washington, Kansas 66968
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, The Centennial Homestead Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term care, respite care, home health options, and adult day services.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal government nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or monetary fine when the facility has been cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against The Centennial Homestead Nursing Center for $8,974 on April 27, 2017, citing substandard care. Additional information concerning this nursing home can be reviewed on the Kansas Long-Term Care State Survey Reports.
Washington Kansas Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Kansas Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date August 10, 2017
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to assess the bed mobility device for risk of entrapment [for one resident] and to maintain a bathroom to provide a safe environment for [another resident].”
The survey team reviewed a resident’s Admission Care Area Assessment for Falls dated June 30, 2017. The document recorded that the resident “was a fall risk due to impaired balance and poor safety awareness and the resident had multiple falls at home [before] admission.”
The resident’s July 5, 2017 Care Plan recorded that the resident “was a high fall risk and had an activities of daily living self-care deficit related to the resident’s Parkinson’s disease.” At 7:53 AM on August 3, 2017, witnesses observed the resident walking “independently in the hall to [their] room.” Further observation revealed “the resident’s gait was slow and shuffling, and the resident stopped several times to rest.”
Exactly one hour later, an observation was made of the “resident’s bed mobility device [which had] a 4” x 16” gap between the mattress and the bottom rail of the bed mobility device.” The surveyors noted that when the mattress was compressed, “the gap was 6” x 16” and potentially a risk for entrapment.”
The survey team interviewed an administrative nurse who stated that the resident “was a fall risk due to weakness, tremors and poor safety awareness (does not ask staff for assistance as needed).” The nurse also stated that “staff had not evaluated the resident’s bed mobility device for safe use or risk for entrapment and the facility had no system to complete ongoing/periodic assessments for the safe use of the resident’s bed mobility device.”
The surveyors determined that the facility “failed to assess a bed mobility device for the risk of entrapment for [the resident], placing the resident at risk for entrapment and injury.”
Mistreated at The Centennial Homestead Nursing Center? We Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at The Centennial Homestead Nursing Center? Contact the Kansas nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Washington County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Washington.
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 monetary recovery for your family. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.