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F W Huston Medical Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Mistreatment occurring in nursing facilities has become an epidemic problem where victims are hurt by caregivers, employees, family members, friends, and other residents. Sometimes, the nursing staff neglects the resident because they are overworked, underpaid, or never provided sufficient training and education to ensure that the patient’s needs are met.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Jefferson County nursing facility, contact the Kansas Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you are adequately compensated for your financial damages. We can begin working on your case today.
F W Huston Medical Center
This nursing home is a Medicaid-participating "not for profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Winchester and Jefferson County, Kansas. The 38-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
408 Delaware Street
Winchester, Kansas 66097
F W Huston Medical Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, F W Huston Medical Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes dietary services, outpatient care, intravenous (IV) therapy, wound care, laboratory services, and rehabilitative care including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Kansas and federal agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines are denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Kansas Long-Term Care State Survey Reports.
Winchester Kansas Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Kansas and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date July 26, 2016
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation date October 24, 2016
The nursing home “failed to investigate and report an allegation of physical abuse.” The incident involved a severely impaired resident who “had no speech, sometimes made him/herself understood, and was totally dependent on staff for activities of daily living.”
The survey team reviewed a Direct Care Witness Statement indicating that another Direct Care Member had physically grabbed the resident’s arms and lifted it up. The witnesses stated that the direct care member “grabbed it hard and yanked it to where he/she wanted it to, then put the resident’s shirt on. The resident looked like he/she was in pain afterward.”
A member of the administrative nursing staff stated that during the investigation involving a different allegation of abuse, they filled out witness statements. The staff member had stated that they were “nervous about reporting it because he/she felt intimidated by [the allegedly abusive staff member] who was identified in the statement.”
The reporting administrative nursing staff member counseled the allegedly abusive staff member but had not investigated or reported it to the State agency. The actions of the nursing staff and Administrator failed to follow the facility’s policy titled: Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation. That document states that “it is the responsibility of the manager of the area of the alleged incident to perform a thorough investigation as required by the regulations.”
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to inform the resident or an interested family member when a treatment” for high blood pressure was ordered. The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Nursing Notes that documented the staff and received orders from the Physician to obtain a chest x-ray and start breathing treatments to open the airways in the lungs every four hours and as needed.
A review of the resident’s clinical records documented that two family members were to be notified of any changes. However, the record “lacked evidence of resident or an interested family member were notified when the staff received the new orders.”
Need to Hold F W Huston Medical Center Accountable for Neglect? We Can Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect or abuse while living at F W Huston Medical Center? Contact the Kansas nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Jefferson County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Winchester.
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