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Legacy on 10th Avenue Nursing Center
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Legacy on 10th Avenue Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas. The 60-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
2015 Se 10th Avenue
Topeka, Kansas 66607
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Kansas 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 that harm or could harm residents.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Legacy on 10th Avenue Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $11,375 fine on May 30, 2018, a $11,375 fine on August 16, 2017, and a $77,035 fine on April 26, 2017, for a total of $99,785.
Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Kansas Long-Term Care State Survey Reports.
Topeka Kansas Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and Kansas Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
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 Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date May 30, 2018
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date October 8, 2018
According to investigators, the facility “failed to ensure [one resident] received adequate supervision to prevent elopement [wandering away] when the resident exited the facility and into the smoking area on May 25, 2018.” The nursing staff did not know the exact time the resident walked away. However, the resident was “last seen at approximately 4:36 AM.”
The resident had “walked 6.1 miles in a suburban metropolitan area and was returned to the facility by facility staff. This deficient practice placed [the resident] in Immediate Jeopardy.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Elopement Care Plan dated August 14, 2017 that noted that the resident “was at risk for exit seeking due to impaired cognitive function and impaired thought processes related to [their] diagnosis.”
The staff was to alert the nurse “if the resident attempted to leave the building.” However, a review of the Licensed Nurse’s Progress Note dated May 25, 2018 at 6:42 AM documented that the staff “saw the resident near the nurse’s station at approximately 4:15 AM.” About 35 minutes later, the staff “was unable to locate the resident. At 5:45 AM, the Administrator notified the facility that staff found the resident.”
When found, the resident stated that they “wanted to go to the group home.” The resident’s electronic Medical Records documented in their Elopement Assessment that a few weeks later earlier on May 3, 2017, the resident was “at low risk.” At the time of the resident wandering away, “the outside temperature was 66°F with fog in the area at 4:00 AM.”
The nursing home “failed to follow infection control precautions when staff checked a blood glucose (sugar) level and performed hand hygiene.” Observations were made of a direct staff care member who entered a resident’s room to obtain a blood sample through a glucometer. However, the staff member never washed their hands before putting on gloves to obtain the blood sample.
When questioned, the staff member confirmed that they had “failed to wash or sanitize [their] hands upon completion of the test.” The nursing staff member stated that they “should have worn gloves during the procedure.”
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