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Life Care Center of Andover Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Do you suspect that your loved one residing in a Butler County nursing facility is the victim of mistreatment or neglect at the hands of caregivers, employees, or other residents? Are you concerned that their facility-acquired bedsore or injuries from a fall could have been prevented had the nursing home followed established procedures and protocols? If so, our nursing home abuse network of attorneys in Kansas can help.
Let our team of lawyers begin working on your case today to ensure your family receives monetary recovery for your financial damages. We will use the law to seek justice and hold those responsible for causing the harm legally accountable. Our attorneys can begin working on your case today.
Life Care Center of Andover Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a 154-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Andover and Butler County, Kansas. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
621 W 21St
Andover, Kansas 67002
Life Care Center of Andover Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Andover Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes Alzheimer’s/dementia care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of Kansas have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the governments can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Life Care Center of Andover Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include an $18,850 fine on March 06, 2018, a $9,750 fine on June 27, 2017, and a $130,000 fine on September 06, 2016, for a total of $158,600.
On September 6, 2016, Medicare denied Life Care Center of Andover payment for services rendered. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Kansas Long-Term Care State Survey Reports.
Andover 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 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care to Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date March 6, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date March 6, 2018
The state surveyors documented the nursing home “failed to provide Plan interventions for the prevention of pressure ulcers for [two residents]. The nursing home failed “to ensure staff applied and maintained multi-podus boots on a resident’s feet/heels to provide pressure relief and prevent the development of an unstageable pressure ulcer to the right heel.”
The nursing home “failed to provide timely repositioning” for a resident “at risk for the development of pressure ulcers.” In this case, the administrative staff member stated that the resident expected “that he/she should be turned every two hours.” A licensed staff member confirmed that “the resident needed to have a change in position every two hours to prevent skin breakdown.”
In a separate summary dated June 20, 2018, the facility “failed to assess and document a description of a resident’s pressure ulcer, including periodic measurements to assess the wound’s progression or decline.” The survey team interviewed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who stated that “I did not measure or stage” the pressure ulcer and “could not explain why she did not measure the pressure ulcer.”
The Director of Nursing verified that I expect “that when a new open area is found, the staff will measure the area.”
The nursing home “failed to implement fall interventions for [two residents] as assessed and planned.” As a result, one resident “sustained a fractured ankle.”
In one incident, a resident’s Care Area Assessment dated October 26, 2017, assessed that the resident was an increase fall risk “due to an unsteady gait, weakness, and the use of high-risk medications.” In this case, the resident’s Nurse Note dated December 30, 2017, noted that the “staff ambulated the resident to the bathroom. At that time, “the resident fell backward, landing on [their] bottom.”
Neglected at Life Care Center of Andover Nursing Center? Let Us Help You Today
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Life Care Center of Andover Nursing Center? Contact the Kansas nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Butler County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Andover.
Our network of attorneys provides every potential client an initial free case consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you do not owe us any money until we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.