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Edmonson Center Nursing Home
Attorneys for Abused & Neglected at Edmonson Center Nursing Home
Many families are overwhelmed when they make the ultimate decision to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure the quality of their life is maximized. They believe that they will receive the best care in a compassionate, respectful, and safe environment. Unfortunately, not all members of the nursing team will uphold their responsibility and provide care that meets the resident’s needs.
If your loved one was injured while living in an Edmonson County nursing facility, contact the Kentucky Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.
Edmonson Center Nursing Home
This nursing center is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Brownsville and Edmonson County, Kentucky. The 74-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
813 South Main Street
Brownsville, Kentucky 42210
Edmonson Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Edmonson Center Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Kentucky and the federal government have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing home in the state. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or withhold 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.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Adult Protection Website.
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Brownsville Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Kentucky 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 two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date November 23, 2016
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure a resident with pressure ulcers receive necessary treatment and services consistent with professional standards of practice to promote healing, prevent infection and prevent new ulcers from developing.”
A Registered Nurse (RN) was observed failing “to follow the facility’s policy/procedure regarding handwashing, gloving, and wound care.” The investigative team reviewed the resident’s Comprehensive Care Plan for Actual Skin Breakdown. The document revealed that staff should minimize “friction during independent bed mobility, [the resident has a] history of pressure ulcers to the right and left buttock, incontinent of bowel and bladder, and multiple arterial ulcers to the bilateral toes and right lower extremity.”
The resident’s Physician order revealed to “cleanse the left buttock with normal saline, apply [treating medication], cover with an ABD pad, then secure with Suresite every day and as needed.” However, observation of a nurse providing wound care revealed that the nurse failed to follow established protocols and neglected Physician’s orders by smearing the resident’s feces “across the open wounds.”
The Wound Care Nurse “removed her gloves but did not wash her hands per facility policy [before putting] on more gloves [and beginning] to open the dressing for the bilateral buttocks.” While continuing care, “she did not wash her hands or change gloves between buttock wounds. Without removing the gloves, she put the wipes and skin cleanser back into the drawer and closed the drawer [before helping] the resident with a new moisture barrier under the resident and helped get him/her positioned in the bed.”
In an interview with the Registered Nurse, it was revealed that “she should have washed her hands more often [and] she should not have reached into the resident’s drawer with dirty gloves and not have smeared feces across the wound field of the pressure ulcers.”
The Director of Nursing stated during an interview that “the nurse should never smear feces across the wound due to bacteria in the feces. She stated staff should wash their hands [before] giving care, before handling clean dressing, when gloves are dirty, going from dirty to clean, and after care [before] touching the resident’s personal effects.”
Need More Information about Edmonson Center Nursing Home? Contact Us Today for Help
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Edmonson Center Nursing Home? Contact the Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Edmonson County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Brownsville.
We provide every potential client a free initial financial compensation case consultation and offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you will not pay us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery on your behalf.