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Grant Center Nursing Home
Some statistics show that more than one million Americans currently live in nursing homes. Many of these patients are our mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, children, and friends. Families often relocate their loved one into a nursing home, believing that they will receive the best care and improve their quality of life in a safe environment.
Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in many nursing homes, including those in Grant County. If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while residing in a nursing home, contact the Kentucky Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Grant Center Nursing Home
This facility is a 95-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Williamstown and Grant County, Kentucky. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
201 Kimberly Lane
Williamstown, Kentucky 41097
Grant Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Grant 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
The state of Kentucky and the federal government have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing home. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold 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 documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Adult Protection Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationWilliamstown Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Kentucky and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date August 3, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to establish and maintain an infection control program designed to provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment and to help prevent the development and transmission of disease and infection.”
Specifically, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “failed to use the sterile technique” according to standard protocols. One resident was observed, “lying in bed, and the resident’s urinary drainage bag was touching the floor.” A different resident was observed the same day “in bed, and the urinary drainage bag was touching the floor.”
In a separate incident, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) was observed providing a resident tracheostomy care while donning sterile gloves after setting up sterile supplies in preparation for the removal of the resident's trach for cleaning.” At that time, “she picked up the container with sterile water with her sterile gloved hands even though the outside of the bottle was not sterile, and asked the State Register Nursing Assistant to remove the cap.”
The LPN “then poured the sterile water from the container into the sterile basin, removed the resident’s trach, and placed the trach in the solution for cleaning.” In an interview with the LPN, it was revealed that she had not followed standard protocols to maintain a sterile environment and “should have asked the Aide to pour the sterile water for her to help keep her sterile gloves from becoming contaminated.”
The Center’s Nurse Executive/Infection Preventionist confirmed that “tracheostomy care was to be performed in a sterile manner [according to] policy.” The “failure to follow the infection control practices related to tracheostomy care could result in negative outcomes, including respiratory infections, increased secretions, and pneumonia.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated July 28, 2016, the facility “failed to establish and maintain an infection control program designed to provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment and to help prevent the development and transmission of disease and infection.”
The state surveyors observed a “soiled and rusty bedside commode; stains along the toilet bases and inside the toilet bowls; urine odors in the resident’s bathrooms; soiled privacy curtains; stained floor edges in the resident’s room; a soiled oxygen concentrator; and a [soiled] resident food refrigerator on the Providence Unit.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Grant 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 Grant County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Williamstown.
It is always free to discuss your case with our legal team. We provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will owe us nothing until we can secure a financial recovery on your behalf.