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Hillside Center Nursing Home
Lawyers for Neglected & Mistreated at Hillside Center Nursing Home
Do you suspect that your loved one has been victimized by nursing home neglect at the hands of caregivers in charge of providing the best care? Are you concerned that their facility-acquired bedsore or an injury from the fall could have been prevented had the staff followed the established standards of protocol? If so, contact the Kentucky Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has worked on cases exactly like yours and can help your family, too. Call us now so we can begin working on your Hopkins County nursing home neglect case today. Time is of the essence; all necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper Kentucky county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.
Hillside Center Nursing Home
This long-term care home is a 71-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Madisonville and Hopkins County, Kentucky. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1500 Pride Avenue
Madisonville, Kentucky 42431
Hillside Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Hillside 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
Federal agencies and the State of Kentucky have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Adult Protection Website.
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Madisonville Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Kentucky 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 two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date November 9, 2018
The state investigative team determined “the facility failed to ensure the resident has the right to be free from any physical restraints imposed for purposes of discipline or convenience and not required to treat the resident’s medical symptoms.”
The state surveyors observed the resident with “leg straps in place while up in a Broda chair. The staff failed to identify the use of the leg straps as a physical restraint when the resident’s mobility was restricted to a seated position and the resident was not able to remove the leg straps independently.”
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Comprehensive Care Plan that showed the resident “was at risk for falls related to weakness with decreased mobility/endurance and strain, impaired balance, cognitive loss, lack of safety awareness, incontinence of bowel, [medical conditions] and medication use.”
The resident’s Care Plan revealed an intervention implemented on August 17, 2018, for “an assistive device: Broda chair with leg straps for positioning, remove every two hours for repositioning and toileting.” The resident’s Occupational Therapy Initial Evaluation on the same date revealed a referral for the resident “with falls from bed and sliding down in the wheelchair.”
A review of the Occupational Therapy evaluation indicated that the resident “was positioned in a wheelchair with a saddle cushion and had been voluntarily sliding down/sacral sitting in the wheelchair due to behaviors.” The staff indicated that “they would need to assist the resident for repositioning several times per hour. Additionally, the resident declines to be positioned in the standard wheelchair any longer, even though the resident was severely impaired cognitively.”
The surveyors determined that the Occupational Therapy Initial Evaluation “did not assess the resident for the use of any other sitting device without leg straps.” A review of the Device Evaluation dated August 21, 2018, revealed that the resident “had fallen in the last thirty days and sixty days, and the bed alarm and chair alarm were in use. A Broda chair with leg straps was implemented as a positioning device [and the resident] was assessed is unable to release the device on command” creating a restraint.
Were You Abused or Neglected at Hillside Center Nursing Home? We Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Hillside 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 Hopkins County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Madisonville.
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