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Garden Valley Retirement Village Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Do you suspect that your loved one has been neglected, abused or mistreated while living in a nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries are the result of avoidable bedsores or preventable falls? The Kansas Nursing Home Law Center attorneys have represented cases exactly like yours, and we can help your family too.
Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to obtain financial compensation while seeking justice to hold those responsible for the harm legally accountable. To ensure a successful outcome, you must take immediate legal action. We can file all the necessary documents in the proper county courthouse before the Kansas statute of limitations expires.Garden Valley Retirement Village Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a 78-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Garden City and Finney County, Kansas. The "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1505 E Spruce Street
Garden City, Kansas 67846
SFF Designation: The federal government has classified this nursing home as a Special Focus Facility (SSF) due to “a history of persistent poor quality of care, as indicated by the findings of state and federal inspection teams.” This designation means that “the facility is subjected to more frequent inspections, escalating penalties, and potential termination from Medicare or Medicaid.”
Both the federal government and the state of Kansas can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that violated established nursing home rules and regulations.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Garden Valley Retirement Village Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $33,482 fine on October 16, 2018, a $92,981 fine on March 08, 2017, and a $63,403 fine on November 16, 2016, for a total of $189,866.
Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Kansas Long-Term Care State Survey Reports.
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Kansas Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date October 16, 2018
- Failure to Allow the Resident to Refuse Treatment or Take Part in an Experiment or Formulate Advance Directives – citation date November 16, 2016
According to the survey team, “the facility failed to perform causal analysis, review or develop interventions and provide adequate supervision to [a resident] after [they] fell the second time within a 24-hour period.” The incident involved a resident being transported to the emergency room to receive seven stitches (sutures) to their head. This “failure to determine causal factors and provide adequate supervision affected [two other residents] as well.”
The surveyor stated that “the facility further failed to prevent accidents by their failure to evaluate safety concerns and potential for injury from hot liquids for [a fourth resident] which led [the resident to] spilling hot coffee” and being injured.
The investigators reviewed the resident’s Care Area Assessment dated May 3, 2018, that revealed that the resident “had frequent falls related to the progression of [a disease]. The falls happened more often when the resident was trying to go to the bathroom by him/herself, and the resident’s balance and safety had declined.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure staff knew how to identify a resident that was a full code (desire to be resuscitated when his/her heart or breathing stopped) and failed to initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) [for a resident who] chose resuscitation.
The surveyors state that the combined failures “contributed to the resident’s death. The facility identified 29 of 73 residents who desire to have a full code status. The failure for the staff to know how to identify residents desiring cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and immediately initiate CPR in the event of [a cessation of a heartbeat or respiration] had the potential to affect all residents with a full code status, including [the resident] who died.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Garden Valley Retirement Village Nursing Center? Contact the Kansas nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Finney County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Garden City.
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