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Liberty Care and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Do you suspect that your loved one is being abused or neglected while residing in a Casey 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 extensive experience in handling cases just like yours and can help your family too. Let us begin working on your case today to ensure that your family is adequately compensated for your monetary damages. Time is of the essence. All claims must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.
Liberty Care and Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare/Medicaid-participating long-term care (LTC) center is a 97-certified bed "for profit" Home providing services to residents of Liberty and Casey County, Kentucky. The facility is located at:
616 S Wallace Wilkinson Blvd
Liberty, Kentucky, 42539
Liberty Care and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Liberty Care and Rehab Center also offers other services that include physical, occupational and speech therapies, and clinical services including post-surgical care, pain management, IV administration, hospice, palliative care, and diabetic care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators from the federal government and Kentucky penalize caregiving facilities identified with severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations by withholding payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines. The higher the penalty usually means the worse offense.
Over the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed a monetary fine $13,627 against Liberty Care and Rehabilitation Center on April 18, 2018, citing substandard care. Also, the facility receive three formally filed complaints and self-reported to serious issues that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning this facility can be reviewed on the Kentucky Department of Health Care Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Liberty Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The Kentucky care home regulatory agency routinely updates their statewide nursing facility database system. The KY Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov information contains a historical list of dangerous hazards, filed complaints, opened investigations, safety concerns, incident inquiries, and health violations of every facility in each county.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures. The Casey County neglect attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center have found serious deficiencies and safety concerns at Liberty Care and Rehabilitation Center that include:
- Failure to Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores – citation date January 6, 2017
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation date January 6, 2017
- Failure to Get or Give Quality Lab Services/Test Promptly to Meet the Needs of the Residents – citation date January 6, 2017
The state investigators documented that the facility “failed to ensure treatment and services were provided [for one resident] to prevent skin breakdown.” The resident “had a Physician’s orders.”
However, during observations, the resident “was observed in bed without a heel lift boot” as ordered. The resident’s documentation shows that the resident “was at high risk for developing a pressure ulcer. A review of the Weekly Skin Assessment” revealed “a small red area was noted on the left ankle.”
The survey team interviewed the Registered Nurse (RN) was in charge of providing the resident care. The RN stated “she was unaware of any order [for the resident] to wear a heel lift boot. Further interview revealed she was informed there was a new treatment” for the boot.”
According to the state surveyors, the Nursing Home “failed to have an effective infection control program in place to provide a safe environment to prevent the development and transmission of disease and infection.” It was also documented that the “facility nurse failed to sanitize a blood glucose monitor between resident use.”
The state investigators documented that the “facility failed to obtain the laboratory services as ordered by the Physician.” The resident had Physician’s orders to obtain a medication every six months related to their diagnoses.
During an investigation with the Unit Manager was revealed that “the Unit Managers are responsible for ensuring the resident’s laboratory orders were completed.” The Unit Manager “further stated the laboratory orders were reviewed during the morning meetings and that she was unsure how the [laboratory test for the resident] was missed.”
Do You Have More Questions about Liberty Care and Rehabilitation Center? We Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one has been abused or neglected while living in Liberty Care and Rehabilitation Center? If so, contact the Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 today. Our network of attorneys fights aggressively on behalf of Casey County victims of mistreatment living in long-term facilities including nursing homes in Liberty.
Let us discuss the merits of your case through a free, initial claims consultation. We provide every client a “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will owe us nothing if we cannot obtain compensation on your behalf.