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Landmark of Lancaster Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated or abused while residing in a Garrard County nursing facility? If so, it is imperative to contact the Kentucky Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of lawyers has handled and resolve cases exactly like yours and can help your family too.
However, time is of the essence, all documents and paperwork must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the state statute of limitations expires. Otherwise, you could lose your chance forever to obtain monetary compensation to recover your financial damages.
Landmark of Lancaster Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
This long-term care (LTC) facility is a 96-certified bed center providing services to residents of Lancaster and Garrard County, Kentucky. The "for profit" Medicare/Medicaid-participating home is located at:
308 West Maple Avenue
Lancaster, Kentucky, 40444
Landmark of Lancaster Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Landmark of Lancaster Rehab and Nursing Center offers other services that include IV treatments, hospice, respite care, comprehensive rehab care, on-site physician services, and physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of Kentucky have the legal responsibility to levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if a nursing home has violated established rules and regulations that harm or could have harmed residents.
Within the last three years, Landmark of Lancaster Rehabilitation and Nursing Center received two formally filed complaints of both resulted in citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Kentucky Department of Health Care Nursing Home Reporting Website concerning this nursing facility.
Lancaster Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility in Kentucky. Families can obtain the same publically-available information by visiting numerous state and federal government databases including the KY Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov. This data is a valuable tool to use when choosing the best location to place a loved one who needs the highest level of services and care in a safe environment.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures. The Garrard County neglect attorneys at the Nursing Home Law Center have found serious deficiencies and safety concerns at Landmark of Lancaster Rehabilitation and Nursing Center that include:
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date May 25, 2018
- Failure to Implement a Program That Monitors Antibiotic Use – citation date May 25, 2018
The state surveyors documented that the nursing home “failed to maintain an effective infection prevention and control program to prevent the development and transmission of communicable diseases and infections.” The deficient practice involved three residents who were quarantined in contact isolation.
The surveyors noted that “Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was not available for the use in the vicinity of the residents’ rooms and staff were observed entering the residents’ rooms without donning appropriate PPE [before] providing care to the residents.”
In one incident, an observation was made of a State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA) providing “incontinence care for the resident and placed soiled linens and soiled incontinence products in bags. The SRNA then tied the bags with gloved hands, open the resident’s door, and place the bags and receptacles.”
During observations of a distant incident, a resident’s room was observed “with no signage indicating the resident was on contact precautions as required by the facility’s policies and no evidence PPE was available for staff and visitors to use when providing care for the resident.”
According to investigators, the nursing home “failed to ensure the antibiotic stewardship program effectively monitor the use of antibiotics.” In one incident, a resident was admitted to the facility to receive six weeks of IV antibiotics. The nursing staff was to follow the Physician’s orders.
However, “the facility failed to review and monitor the end of buttocks to ensure the antibiotics were prescribed for the appropriate duration to treat the resident’s infection adequately.”
Do You Have More Questions about Landmark of Lancaster Rehabilitation and Nursing Center? We Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one was the victim of abuse, mistreatment or neglect while living at Landmark of Lancaster 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 Garrard County victims of mistreatment living in long-term facilities including nursing homes in Lancaster.
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