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Lakeside Health and Wellness Suites Nursing Facility
Attorneys for Injured & Mistreated at Lakeside Health and Wellness Suites Nursing Facility
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 ones 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, including those in Washoe County. If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while residing in a nursing home, contact the Nevada 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.
Lakeside Health and Wellness Suites Nursing Facility
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Reno and Washoe County, Nevada. The 189-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
Reno, Nevada 89509
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Lakeside Health and Wellness Suites Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, comprehensive wound care, nutritional support, IV (intervenous) care, diabetic program, gastric tube care, pain management, hospice, respite care, pulmonary rehab, NG tube care, enteral therapies, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
It is a legal responsibility of state and federal investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
The nursing home received ten complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Adult Protective Services Website.
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Reno Nevada Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Nevada 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date September 6, 2017
- Failure to Develop Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date September 6, 2019
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date July 11, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to report an allegation of physical abuse by a resident.” A Nursing Progress Note revealed that the resident stated, ‘the nurse pushed me and hit me on the shoulder.’” A Register and Social Worker then discussed the incident. However, the Administrator stated that the Social Worker did not inform them and verified there was “no self-report and findings submitted” to the appropriate agencies.
The Administrator stated she expected “all abuse allegations were to be reported by staff immediately, but no later than two hours after the allegation had been made.”
The “facility failed to ensure medication was handled in a sanitary manner to avoid contamination for [one resident].” The resident had undergone an annual chest radiograph and medical evaluation screening test.
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) prepared medications. During the preparation, “a tablet fell out of the medication cup. The LPN handled the tablet with [a] bare hand, put the tablet back into the medication cup and [attempted] to administer [it] to the resident.” The inspector stopped the procedure. At that time, the LPN “acknowledged that the tablet was contaminated and should have been replaced for a new one.
The nursing home “failed to ensure medications were administered and suprapubic catheter care was provided, following infection control guidelines.” The state surveyors observed a Registered Nurse (RN) dispensing pills from a bubble pack during a medication pass.
The RN dispensed the pills “into the palm of the ungloved, bare hand, and then placed the pills into a medication cup for dispensing.” The Director of Nursing said, “infection control guidelines were not being followed if the bubble pack pill was placed into a bare hand [before] placing it into a medication cup.”
Need More Information about Lakeside Health and Wellness Suites Nursing Facility? Contact Us Today for Help
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered an injury or died prematurely while living at Lakeside Health and Wellness Suites Nursing Facility? Contact the Nevada nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Washoe County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Reno.
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