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Clinton Place Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Many families have no other option than to place the care of a loved one in the hands of medical professionals at a nursing facility. However, in some cases, the staff will fail to follow established protocols and standards of care which could result in bedsores, mistreatment, neglect or abuse. In some nursing facilities, problems arise from a lack of sufficient staffing, mismanagement, poor hiring practices and other problems that lead to abusive caregivers.
If your loved one was mistreated while residing in a Hickman County nursing facility, contact the Kentucky Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of lawyers has handled cases exactly like yours, and we can help your family too. We use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm both legally and financially accountable. Our comprehensive understanding of Kentucky tort law can ensure that your family is adequately monetarily compensated for your damages.Clinton Place Nursing Home
This Medicare/Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" facility providing services and cares to residents of Clinton and Hickman County, Kentucky. The 88-certified bed long-term care (LTC) nursing home is located at:
106 Padgett Drive
Clinton, Kentucky, 42031
The federal government and surveyors in Kentucky have a legal duty to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify violations of established nursing home regulations. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive heavy monetary penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, the state and federal regulatory agencies imposed a monetary fine of $23,693 against Clinton Place Nursing Home on September 25, 2017, citing substandard care. Also, the facility received one formally filed complaint and self-reported one serious issue that both 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.Clinton Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
A list of filed complaints, opened investigations, safety concerns, incident inquiries, health violations, and dangerous hazards 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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures. The Hickman County neglect attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center have found serious deficiencies and safety concerns at Clinton Place Nursing Home that include:
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program
- Failure to Ensure That Services Are Provided by the Nursing Facility That Meet Professional Standards of Quality
- Failure to Ensure the Residents Receive Treatment and Services That Not Only Continue Been Improve Their Ability to Care for Themselves
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents
- Failure to Ensure That There Are Enough Nurses to Care for Every Resident in a Way That Maximizes Their Well-Being
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated February 22, 2018, a state surveyor noted the nursing home's failure to “establish and maintain an infection prevention and control program designed to provide a safe, sanitary and comfortable environment.” The nursing home also failed to “help prevent the development and transmission of communicable diseases and infections.” The deficient practices by the nursing staff involved two of seventeen residents reviewed during the survey.
Observations were made of multiple Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) who “failed to don gloves appropriately and change clothes and wash hands during peri-care/catheter care per policy for [two residents].” The investigators reviewed the facility’s policy titled: Infection Control dated November 1, 2017, that reads in part:
“The facility’s infection control policy and practices are intended to facilitate maintaining a safe sanitary and comfortable environment and to help prevent and manage transmission of diseases and infections.”
The policies and practices “apply equally to all team members with the objectives of the facility’s policies and practices to prevent, identify, detect, investigate, report and control infections in the facility.”
“All team members shall follow the handwashing/and hygiene procedures to prevent the spread of infection to other team members, residents, and visitors.”
“The use of gloves does not replace handwashing/hand hygiene. Integration of gloves use along with routine hand hygiene is recognized as the best practice for preventing healthcare-associated infections.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated February 3, 2017, the state investigative team noted that the nursing home “failed to ensure services were provided according to acceptable standards of clinical practice for two of fifteen residents relating to catheter care.”
In one incident, documented on February 2, 2017, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “failed to provide suprapubic catheter care and urinary catheter care [following] facility standards of practice.” During the investigation, the survey team interviewed the Director of Nursing who revealed that “the facility did not have a specific policy [regarding] suprapubic catheter care but use the Perry and Potter Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated September 25, 2017, the investigators documented that the facility had failed to “provide a restorative program that will maintain and improve the resident’s ability to carry out their activities of daily living (ADLs) of four of nine residents who were discharged from therapy to Restorative Services.”
The surveyors say that while the resident’s “were discharge from therapy to restorative services; however, the facility failed to assess, Care Plan or provide restorative services per facility policy.” In one case, three residents “had a decline in the distance they were able to ambulate and [a fourth resident] had a decline in his/her ability to propel his/her wheelchair.”
The survey team interviewed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who revealed that “each unit had a restorative binder on it with the names of the resident’s that should be receiving restorative [care]. She stated Hall 2 had twenty-two residents listed, Hall 1 had eight residents listed, and the Lighthouse (Dementia) Unit had nine residents listed for a total of thirty-nine residents who should be receiving restorative services.”
As a part of the investigation, the surveyors reviewed the facility’s policy titled: Restorative Nursing dated March 1, 2010, that reads in part:
“Restorative nursing is to provide nursing intervention to assist or promote the resident’s ability to attain his/her maximum functional potential to adapt and adjust to living as independently and safely as possible.”
“It is the policy of this facility to focus on helping residents to do for themselves and to actively focus on the resident achieving and maintaining optimal physical, mental, and psychosocial functioning.”
The surveyors reviewed a resident’s Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment and Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) that indicated that the resident “was not interview-able. Further review revealed the resident requires extensive assistance of one when walking in the room and transferring, walking in the corridor did not occur, and [the resident] was not receiving restorative services.”
A review of the resident’s Therapy to Restorative Nursing Recommendations showed that the resident “was discharged from therapy on July 18, 2017, to Restorative Ambulation.” At the time of the discharge from therapy, “the resident was able to ambulate a distance of 300 feet with contact guards and hold. However, there was no documentation provided by the facility that the resident had been assessed, Care Planned or had received Restorative Services since discharge from therapy.”
When the surveyors observed the resident being assisted by the Restorative Certified Nursing Aide, it was revealed that the resident could only ambulate 25 to 30 feet” with the assistive help “before having to sit back down in the wheelchair.” The surveyor said this was “a decline of 270 feet since July 18, 2017” which was approximately two months earlier.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated September 25, 2017, a surveyor documented that the facility had failed to “provide adequate supervision to prevent accidents for two of twenty-one sampled residents.” The incidents involved two residents who “sustained falls when there was only one staff in the hall, and adequate supervision was not provided.”
One incident involved a resident who required “assistance of two with bed mobility and transfer and the assistance of one with ambulation, hygiene, bathing, and toileting.” That resident’s Comprehensive Care Plan for ‘at risk for falls’ dated June 20, 2015, revealed: “interventions to assist him/her with ‘standby assist’ for ambulation, as needed; monitor for changes in his/her condition that may warrant increase supervision/assistance and notify the Physician.”
The nursing staff is instructed to “keep the call light within reach, and [use] anti-rollbacks to the wheelchair.” The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Departmental Notes that revealed the resident “had a fall on September 15, 2017, at 10:30 PM that resulted in injury to the right shoulder and he/she was sent to the emergency room for an x-ray.”
The investigators interviewed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who revealed that “she had just started her 30-minute lunch break and was summoned by a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) due to the resident having a fall.” The LPN stated that the CNA “was in a room toileting another resident, which left the hall unattended.”
The LPN said that the resident “fell from the wheelchair after attempting to self-transfer and fell onto his/her right shoulder.” The LPN stated that “she felt if there had been adequate staff, one would have been in the room, the other on the hall and the fall may have been prevented.” The LPN stated that “the resident’s x-ray was negative.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated September 25, 2017, the state investigative team documented a nursing home failure. The surveyors noted that the facility had failed to “have sufficient nursing staff to provide adequate supervision to ensure the safety of two residents and to provide restorative services to nine residents who should have received restorative services to ensure residents attain and maintain their highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being.”
The surveyors stated that nine residents “were not being provided Restorative Services and [two other residents] sustained falls due to a lack of staffing.” The surveyors interviewed the facility Director of Nursing who revealed: “we are staffed-challenged.” The Director stated that “she knew there had only been two CNAs in the facility for a few nights but was not notified at the time.”
The Director further stated that “they had cut out one CNA weekend to have enough staff than a lot [of the CNAs] left and went to work elsewhere.” The Director also revealed that “Restorative [therapy] was on hold because it was not enough staff to provide resident care and restorative.” The facility Administrator revealed that “she expected with all the interventions being put into place to recruit more staff, they would soon have enough staff to continue the restorative program.”
Do you suspect that your loved one was the victim of abuse, neglect or mistreatment caregivers while living at Clinton Place Nursing Home? If so, contact the Kentucky nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 now for immediate legal intervention. Our network of attorneys fights aggressively on behalf of Hickman County mistreated victims living in long-term facilities including nursing homes in Clinton. Contact us now to schedule a free case review to discuss how to obtain justice and resolve a financial compensation claim.
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