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Highland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
All medical and nursing professionals at Doniphan County nursing facilities have a legal responsibility to provide every resident compassionate care and ensure that their hygiene and health needs are met. Unfortunately, many nursing home patients become victims of mistreatment caused by abuse or neglect of their caregivers or others.
If your loved one was harmed while residing in a nursing facility, the Kansas Nursing Home Law Center attorneys can help. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation to recover your financial damages. We can file all the necessary paperwork and handle all aspects of your case to ensure a successful resolution.
Highland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care home is a 44-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Highland and Doniphan County, Kansas. The "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
402 S Avenue
Highland, Kansas 66035
Highland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Highland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes pain management, palliative care, hospice, case management, outpatient rehab services, respite care, psychiatric services, orthopedic rehab, and rehabilitative care including physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
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 regulations.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed four monetary penalties against Highland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $9,830 fine on October 25, 2017, a $13,742 fine on June 27, 2017, a $105,669 fine on December 21, 2016, and a $108,191 fine on September 20, 2016, for a total of $237,432.
Medicare denied payment for services rendered on December 21, 2016, due to substandard care. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Kansas Long-Term Care State Survey Reports.
Highland Kansas Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Kansas Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wounds to Heal – citation #F314 date December 21, 2016
The nursing home “failed to develop and implement interventions to prevent the development of two pressure ulcers, one unstageable and one Stage II.” The incident involved a severely impaired resident who requires the “extensive assist of staff for bed mobility and transfers.
The resident’s documentation showed that they had “frequent urinary incontinence (inability to hold urine). The resident was at risk for pressure ulcer development but did not have a pressure ulcer at the time of the assessment.”
The resident’s Care Area Assessment dated November 4, 2016, for Cognitive Loss revealed that the resident “had impaired cognition and exhibited confusion and disorientation.” The assessment for nutrition documented that “the resident had a functional limitation in [their] left hip related to a recent fracture. The Pressure Ulcer Care Area Assessment revealed that “the resident had a low loss air mattress on the bed for preventative measures and [they] required extensive assistance of staff for repositioning.”
However, the documentation lacked guidance for the nursing staff on how to prevent a pressure ulcer using nutritional measures. A nursing note recorded that the resident “continued to have a low air loss mattress on the bed and staff continued to elevate the resident’s heels. The resident continued to have an intact fluid-filled area on the left heel.”
Six days later, on October 13, 2016, it was recorded that the “resident’s left heel and buttocks were at risk for pressure ulcer development.” The resident had been receiving Vitamin C and a protein supplement along with a multivitamin. By October 19, 2016, a Skin Check Record “revealed a medium-sized blister on the left foot. The skin check record lacked measurements of the left pressure ulcer and lacked documentation of the current treatment or interventions.”
Seven days later, on October 26, 2016, the Skin Check Record documented the “fluid-filled blister on the left heel, measured 6.6 cm x 2.3 cm. The skin check record lacked documentation of the current treatment and interventions.”
Was Your Loved One Injured at Highland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center? Our Lawyers Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Highland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Kansas nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Doniphan County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Highland.
Our network of attorneys provides every potential client an initial free case consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you do not owe us any money until we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf.