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Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Abuse of senior citizens living in Barton County nursing facilities often involves emotional pain, physical harm, sexual assault, or outright neglect by caregivers. In some cases, the not-so-obvious signs of mistreatment are challenging to identify especially if the resident is living with a declining mental or physical status. Even so, every caregiver has a legal responsibility to protect all residents to ensure their care, health, and safety during their stay.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a 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 receive financial compensation to recover your monetary damages. We can begin working on your case today.Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care home is a 65-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Great Bend and Barton County, Kansas. The "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1560 K 96 HwyFinancial Penalties and Violations
Great Bend, Kansas 67530
The federal government and the state of Kansas routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
On September 9, 2016, Medicare denied payment for services provided by Great Bend Health and Rehab due to substandard care. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Kansas Long-Term Care State Survey Reports.
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Kansas long-term care home from various online publically available sources including the Department of Public Health website 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues and one 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 September 5, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to provide adequate supervision for one cognitively impaired [resident who] exited the facility without the staff and was found outside of the facility in the parking lot.” The incident involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who had “inattention and altered mental status.”
The resident’s Medical Records show that the resident “requires extensive assistance of two staff for bed mobility, dressing, total assistance of two staff for transfers, personal hygiene, bathing, and he/she was independent with staff supervision for locomotion on-and-off the unit and eating.” The MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment documented that “the resident did not ambulate and used a wheelchair for mobility.”
Documentation including the Post-Incident Elopement Risk Assessment that had been completed on August 28, 2018 “indicated the resident was at risk for elopement.” A Nurse’s Note documented the resident “left the building without the staff’s knowledge and attempted to drive himself/herself on the highway in his/her electric wheelchair. During a resident interview, [the resident said], ‘I was on the dirt road. I was safe. If you would get those d**n crazy drivers off the road, people like me could drive. You are not my parents.’”
The note documented that “the resident was agitated during the interview and he/she made no suicidal or self-harming statements.” The investigation revealed that a visitor reported seeing the resident in the parking lot and witnessed the “resident exiting the building in an electric wheelchair unattended. The visitor reported as [they parked their] car, he/she noticed the resident was driving the electric wheelchair at a fast rate toward the highway.”
It was documented that the visitor then exited their car, “entered the facility, and notified [the administrative staff and maintenance staff. When the staff went outside, “the resident was next to the highway and immediately became aggressive as staff approached to re-direct him/her. The resident stated they cannot tell him/her what to do and attempted to run over both [the administrative and maintenance staff members] while cursing at them as they stood between him/her and the road.”
The staff members “turned off the power to the wheelchair” while the resident “began to swing [their] arms [attempting] to hit the two staff members.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Kansas nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Barton County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Great Bend.
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 monetary compensation on your behalf.