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Kennebunk Center for Health and Rehabilitation
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 the quality of life in a safe environment.
Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in many nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, and rehabilitation centers, including those in York County. If your loved one was injured, harmed, or died prematurely while residing in a nursing home, contact the Maine 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.Kennebunk Center for Health and Rehabilitation
This center is a 78-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Kennebunk and York County, Maine. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
158 Ross Rd
Kennebunk, Maine 04043
Kennebunk Center for Health and Rehabilitation
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Kennebunk Center for Health and Rehabilitation 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
Both the state of Maine and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a serious violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
This nursing home received three complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Maine Adult Protective Services & Guardianship Website.
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Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Maine Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date September 20, 2018
- Failure to Ensure There Is a Pest Control Program to Prevent or Deal with Mice, Insects or Other Pests – citation #F925 date September 20, 2018
- Failure to Ensure Staff or Educated on Dementia Care and What Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Are – citation #F943 date September 20, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to maintain an infection control program designed to provide a sanitary environment to help prevent the development and transmission of disease and infection” involving oxygen and nebulizer tubing.
On September 17, 2018, at 6:20 AM, the surveyor observed the resident’s “oxygen tubing [that was dated August 12, 2018] nebulizer tubing without a date and oxygen concentrator filer coated with dust and debris.”
The survey team interviewed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who said that the oxygen and nebulizer tubing should have been dated, “changed weekly and documented on the Treatment Administration Record” to better eliminate the spread of infection.
The nursing home “failed to maintain an effective pest control program, so the facility was free of pests.” The survey team conducted an initial tour of the facility on September 17, 2018. During that time, “the surveyor observed six live ants under the base sink, where there was caked-on food debris on piping on the floor.”
The following morning, the “surveyor and Food Services Director together observed approximately ten live ants crawling on the floor under the base sink where there was caked-on food debris on piping and the floor.”
The facility “failed to develop, implement and permanently maintain an effective training program for all staff, which includes, at minimum, training on abuse, neglect, exploitation, and misappropriation of resident property.”
The survey team reviewed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) record that indicated that the LPN had work at the facility for more than a year and their employee records “lacked evidence of Abuse, and Neglect and Exploitation training since May 23, 2017.”
Two other LPNs and two Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) employee records also lacked evidence for training on abuse, neglect, exploitation. The facility Assistant Director of Nursing confirmed the deficient practice.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Kennebunk Center for Health and Rehabilitation? Contact the Maine nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent York County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Kennebunk.
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