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Gateway Transitional Care Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Bannock County nursing facility, contact the Idaho Nursing nursing home network of attorneys at (800) 926-7565 now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure you receive monetary compensation. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm legally accountable.
Gateway Transitional Care Center
This long-term care home is an 88-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Pocatello and Bannock County, Idaho. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
527 Memorial Drive
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
Gateway Transitional Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Gateway Transitional Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, assisted and independent living options, medically-complex care, respiratory care, bariatric care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $42,339 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The state and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed in nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Gateway Transitional Care Center for $42,339 on October 13, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home received five complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Idaho Adult Protective Services Website.
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Pocatello Idaho Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Idaho Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from a Wrongful Use of the Resident’s Belongings or Money – citation #F602 date April 12, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home failed to ensure one resident “was free from misappropriation of control pain medication. This failed practice resulted in the misappropriation of [the resident’s] drugs by a staff member. It also created the potential for other residents who experienced uncontrolled pain if misappropriation of their control pain medications was undetected.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s Physician’s orders and Medication Administration Record of the medications that have been administered to the resident within a specific time frame. However, “there was no documentation in the Progress Notes dated November 7, 2017, to November 30, 2017,” indicating that the medication had been administered to the resident.”
A review of the Narcotic Count Sheet documented there were forty-two doses of the resident’s pain medication delivered to the facility and signed by a staff member indicating that she had “administered fifteen of sixteen doses between November 14, 2017, and November 20, 2017.”
The Physician discontinued the medication on November 21, 2017. The staff member “signed that she had administered fifteen and fifteen doses between November 22, 2017, to November 26, 2017. The narcotic counts she documented eleven doses remain in the bubble pack card.”
The facility’s investigation signed by the Administrator, Director of Nursing Services in Assistant Director of Nursing documented that on November 27, 2017, it was reported to the Director of Nursing Services during an attempt to waste two discontinued narcotics that one of the medication carts had medications taped back into the card.”
It was determined that the medications that have been reinserted into the bubble pack card did not correlate in appearance to the narcotic supposed to be in the bubble pack. The staff member in charge of providing the resident care was not available for interview until November 30, 2017.
After an interview, the staff member “was suspended pending the investigation. Eventually, “the identified nurse was suspended, reported to the Nursing Board, and the local police were notified.”
Abused at Gateway Transitional Care Center? Let Us Help
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Gateway Transitional Care Center? Contact the Idaho nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Bannock County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Pocatello.
Our legal team offers every client a free, initial case consultation. Additionally, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you do not owe us anything until we have secured a monetary compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.