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Legend Healthcare Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Many families have limited choices on where to place a loved one to ensure they receive the highest level of nursing care in their community. Sadly, many nursing homes are understaffed or lack sufficient medical professional to ensure the needs of every resident are met.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Leavenworth County nursing facility, the Kansas Nursing Home Law Center attorneys can help. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation. Our compassionate network of attorneys understands the headaches you are going through when realizing that your loved one has suffered injuries at the hands of those responsible for providing them care.
Legend Healthcare Center
This center is a 90-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Tonganoxie and Leavenworth County, Kansas. The "for profit" long-term care home is located at:
1010 East Street
Tonganoxie, Kansas 66086
Legend Healthcare Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Legend Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term care, short-term rehab, and restorative care including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal investigators penalize nursing facilities with monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare when the nursing home had been cited for serious regulation violations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Legend Healthcare Center for $53,409 on April 13, 2017, citing substandard care. On April 13, 2017, Medicare denied the nursing home payment for services rendered.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Kansas Long-Term Care State Survey Reports.
Tonganoxie Kansas Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Kansas long-term care home from various online publically available sources including the KS 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date May 9, 2016
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date May 9, 2016
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Treatment and Care According to Orders, Resident’s Preferences and Goals – citation #F684 date June 18, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to provide safe and sanitary tracheostomy care (opening of the windpipe or larynx to provide an artificial airway) to prevent potential infections.” The surveyors made numerous observations on April 27, 2016, between 10:53 AM and 1:22 PM.
During that time, a dehumidifier oxygen tube, a condensation collection bag connected to the resident’s tracheostomy mask laid on the floor in the resident’s room. The surveyors interviewed two direct care staff members, a licensed staff member, and an administrative staff member who all revealed that “the resident’s tracheostomy care supplies and equipment should be stored in a sanitary manner and the collection bag should never be on the floor.”
The nursing facility “failed to secure potentially hazardous chemicals from independently mobile cognitively impaired residents in one of two laundry rooms and one of four housekeeping carts.”
In one incident, the surveyors observed “an unlocked door to a small laundry room [containing] hazardous chemicals in an unlocked cabinet.” Additionally, the surveyors observed a member of the housekeeping staff who left their “housekeeping cart outside a resident’s room, unattended and unlocked.” The cart contained numerous hazardous chemicals.”
The nursing home “failed to monitor bruising for [two residents].” One incident involved a resident who “was always incontinent of bowel and bladder [and on a scheduled] pain medication regimen. The resident is at risk for pressure ulcers.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Skin Assessment completed by nursing staff that stated between May 1, 2018, and May 16, 2018, the resident did not have bruising. However, on May 29, 2018, a notation showed that the resident “had a 2.0 cm bruise to the left antecubital [anterior area of the elbow] area.” On June 12, 2018, it was noted that “the resident had a skin tear to the left hand.”
That same day, “the resident was observed with multiple purple discolorations to [their] forearms [that measured approximately] 2.0 cm x 2.0 cm.”
Mistreated at Legend Healthcare Center? We Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Legend Healthcare Center? Contact the Kansas nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Leavenworth County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Tonganoxie.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your compensation case with us today through an initial, free claim consultation. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us anything until after we have secured monetary recovery for your family. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.