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Landmark of Elkhorn City Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Neglect of the elderly, infirmed, rehabilitating and disabled residing in nursing facilities often involves physical harm, sexual assault, emotional distress, or mental exhaustion. In some cases, the victim’s neglected by the caregiver or injured in resident-to-resident assaults.
If your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing in a Pike County nursing facility, contact the Kentucky Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf to ensure your family is adequately compensated for your monetary damages. Time is of the essence. All documentation must be filed in the proper courthouse before the state statute of limitations expires.Landmark of Elkhorn City Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
This Medicare/Medicaid-participating long-term care (LTC) center is a "for profit" 106-certified bed Home providing cares to residents of Elkhorn City and Pike County, Kentucky. The facility is located at:
945 West Russell Street
Elkhorn City, Kentucky, 41522
Landmark of Elkhorn City Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Elkhorn City Rehab and Nursing Center offers other services including long-term care, outpatient and short-term rehab, on-site Physician care, dementia care, Alzheimer’s care, and independent and assisted living options.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators and surveyors for Medicare and the state of Kentucky have the legal authority to impose monetary fines are denied payment for Medicare services any time a nursing home is cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, Landmark of Elkhorn City Rehabilitation and Nursing Center received seven formally filed complaints and self-reported to serious issues that all resulted in citations. Additional information about fines and penalties can be found on the Kentucky Department of Health Care Nursing Home Reporting Website concerning this nursing facility.Elkhorn City Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure the families are fully informed of the services and care that every long-term care facility offers in their community, the state of Kentucky routinely updates their comprehensive list of health violations, dangerous hazards, safety concerns, incident inquiries, opened investigations, and filed complaints of homes statewide and posts the resulting data on the Medicare.gov website. This data can be used to make an informed decision before placing a loved one in a private or government-run facility.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures. The Pike County neglect attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center have found serious deficiencies and safety concerns at Landmark of Elkhorn City Rehabilitation and Nursing that include:
- Failure to Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury
The state investigator team observed a resident’s wound assessment care that revealed that the resident “had an open area and the left gluteal fold. However, the staff documented and notify the resident’s position that the resident had a boil and no treatment was ordered for the open area.”
Additionally, “the staff failed to provide treatment to [the resident’s] wounds as ordered by the Physician. Further observation of [a second resident] revealed that the staff failed to provide wound treatment and failed to utilize a positioning device to treat/prevent further pressure ulcers as ordered by the resident’s Physician.”
According to investigators, the facility “failed to consult with the Physician and notify the resident’s legal representative” of a change in the resident’s condition. The documentation shows that “the Physician was not notified when the resident sustained [injuries from a fall.” Additionally, “there was no documented evidence the facility notified the resident’s family of the fall.”
The facility report shows that the resident “fell out of [their] bed and was found lying face down on the floor.” The resident “was assessed to have multiple areas of redness to the arms, shoulders, and right foot.” The resident “was assessed to have a not above the left eye in a busted lip.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at Landmark of Elkhorn City Rehabilitation and Nursing Center? If so, contact the Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. Our network of attorneys fights aggressively on behalf of Pike County victims of mistreatment living in long-term facilities including nursing homes in Elkhorn City.
We invite you to discuss the merits of your case during a free, initial case evaluation. Our network of attorneys provides every client with a “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This guarantee ensures that your family will owe us nothing if we are unable to obtain compensation on your behalf.