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Cherry Village Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
The cases involving mistreatment occurring in nursing facilities nationwide has reached epidemic proportions, or many patients become victims of neglect and abuse at the hands of caregivers, visitors, employees or other residents. Sometimes, the mistreatment is the result of overworked nursing staff or a lack of training and education to ensure that all the needs of every resident are met. For some families, detecting the early signs of abuse and neglect can be challenging, especially when the mistreatment is covered up by the nursing home.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Barton County nursing facility, contact the Kansas Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our network of attorneys will use the law to ensure your family receives financial compensation to recover your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.
Cherry Village Nursing Center
This permanently closed nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Great Bend and Barton County, Kansas. The 62-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
1401 Cherry Lane
Great Bend, Kansas 67530
Financial Penalties and Violations
Kansas and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or a monetary fine when the facility is cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules the guarantee resident safety.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Cherry Village Nursing Center for $15,835 on April 27, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing facility also received three complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations.
Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Kansas Long-Term Care State Survey Reports.
Great Bend Kansas Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Kansas 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 one out of five stars, including two 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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation date #F600 [date]
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from a Wrongful Use of the Resident’s Belongings or Money – citation #F602 date August 15, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to provide a safe environment free of abuse for [one resident when a Medication Aide] grabbed the resident’s wrist, which caused bruising.” A nurse had “witnessed the incident and stated they did not report the incident to the supervisor until the next day when [the Medication Aide] continue working his/her shift.”
The surveyors determined that “this deficient practice placed the resident in Immediate Jeopardy.” The documentation on December 11, 2018, including the resident’s Behavior Nurse’s Notes, documented that “the resident display threatening behavior toward staff, the resident yelled, cussed, and attempted to hit staff with his/her walker, attempted to go into other residents’ rooms looking for staff. Once the resident found staff and another resident’s room, he/she yelled and demanded his/her pain medications.”
The facility “abated the Immediate Jeopardy on December 18, 2018, after in-service of all staff on the abuse, neglect, and exploitation policy. The facility terminated the alleged perpetrator [on that date and] the deficient practice remains at a scope and severity of [Level] G.”
The nursing home “failed to thoroughly investigate a complaint about misappropriation of [a resident’s] personal clothing/property.” The resident’s Durable Power of Attorney stated on August 9, 2018, that “the facility lost one broad and the entire drawer of his/her socks, and he/she had replaced seven of the pair of socks a few weeks ago, and last week he/she had no socks in their room.”
The Nurse Aide had “reported the loss items to the Charge Nurse [verifying that] the spouse had replaced the socks and [that they had written] the resident’s name all over the socks.”
The surveyors determined that “the facility failed to prevent misappropriation of resident property, failed to investigate and report the loss to the administration, placing the resident at risk for further theft and loss.”
Want More Information About Cherry Village Nursing Center? Our Lawyers Can Help
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Cherry Village Nursing Center? Contact the Kansas nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Barton County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Great Bend.
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