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Lafayette Center Nursing Home
Many families have limited options of what to do when they can no longer provide care to a loved one in need of extensive medical treatments or hygiene assistance. Some families choose to relocate their loved one into a nursing home, believing that they will receive the best care in a safe, compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs at many facilities throughout New Hampshire.
If your loved one was abused or neglected while residing in a Grafton County nursing facility, contact the New Hampshire Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your behalf to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally and financially accountable. We will use the law to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages.Lafayette Center, Genesis Healthcare Nursing Home
This long-term care facility is a 72-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Franconia and Grafton County, New Hampshire. The "for-profit" home is located at:
93 Main Street
Franconia, New Hampshire 03580
Lafayette Center, Genesis Healthcare Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Lafayette Center, Genesis Healthcare 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
When investigators working for the federal government identify severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations, they can penalize the facility by a denial of payment for Medicare services or impose monetary fines.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of New Hampshire Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationFranconia New Hampshire Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of New Hampshire 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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Met Professional Standards of Quality – citation #F658 date June 3, 2019
- Failure to Develop Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date June 27, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to perform accepted professional standards when administering medications to one resident.” The state surveyors observed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) on the morning of May 29, 2019, at that time, the LPN “brought medications and three cups to [the resident, who] at the time was participating in an activity.”
The LPN “placed all three cups of medicine on the carpet beside the chair.” The LPN then assessed the resident’s vital signs and then “administered the medications.” The surveyors interviewed the LPN who revealed that the resident “normally sits at one of the tables in the dining room and was not at that location today due to the activity.”
One Registered Nurse (RN) revealed that the incident was brought to their attention by the LPN who was unsure why they had placed the cups of medicine on the floor.
The nursing home “failed to ensure proper infection control practices were adhered to for cleaning of both the blood glucose meters on one of three units and the PT/INR machine for the whole facility.”
The state surveyors observed a medication pass on the Birch Unit with a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The LPN “was observed taking the blood glucose test with a blood glucose meters on [the resident] including the blood glucose meter with an alcohol swab [before] placing the blood glucose meter back to the medication cart.”
The survey team interviewed the LPN, who revealed that they “always use alcohol swab and nothing else to clean the blood glucose meter.” The survey team reviewed the facility’s policy on cleaning and disinfecting that directs the staff to follow manufacturer’s recommendations for “product use and dwell time and safety precautions when using disinfectants, wear gloves to avoid skin reactions and exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.”
Was your loved one mistreated, neglected, harmed or abused while residing at Lafayette Center, Genesis Healthcare Nursing Home? Contact the New Hampshire nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Grafton County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Franconia.
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