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Life Care Center of Bountiful Nursing Center
Many families have limited options on how to ensure that their loved one receives the best care and choose to place them in a community nursing facility. Unfortunately, the incident rates of abuse and neglect occurring in nursing homes nationwide have risen significantly over the last few decades. Many patients become victims of mistreatment at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors, or other residents.
If your loved one suffered harm while living in a Davis County nursing facility, contact the Utah Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Life Care Center of Bountiful Nursing Center
This facility is a 100-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Bountiful and Davis County, Utah. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is located at:
460 West 2600 South
Bountiful, Utah 84010
Life Care Center of Bountiful Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Bountiful Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
The state of Utah and the federal government are legally responsible for monitoring each nursing home and imposing monetary fines and denying payments through Medicare if serious violations have been identified. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Over the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed a $4,623 fine on May 3, 2017, against Life Care Center of Bountiful Nursing Home, and Medicare denied payment the same day, due to a lack of quality care. The nursing home received eleven complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Utah Department of Human Services Website.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Utah Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date May 3, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility did not ensure that all alleged violations involving mistreatment, neglect, or abuse, including injuries of unknown source and misappropriation of resident property, were reported immediately to the Administrator of the facility and other officials [according to] State law through established procedures.”
Specifically, “one abuse allegation was not initially reported to the State Survey Agency [timely].” As a part of the investigation, the facility Executive Director “provided the last three abuse investigations completed by the facility, including an abuse investigation for [one resident involved in this investigation].”
That resident had reported that a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) assisted the resident “after the fall [and] observed the call light to be between the mattress and the assist bar.” The resident “was soiled.” The call light “was within reach but tucked behind the mattress and the bed assist bar.”
The LPN confirmed that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) was the resident’s “assigned caregiver.” The LPN “was unable to say whether there was any intention to hide the call light as alleged but did say that it would have been difficult for [the resident] to pull it out from behind the mattress.”
Another CNA said that the potentially abusive CNA had “helped with the fall [and] also stated that the resident was soiled and that the call light was tucked between the mattress and the bed assist bar. They both described the assist bar being four inches wide with a small opening on the top for [the resident] to pull and position in bed.”
The surveyors interviewed the resident who stated that the allegedly abusive CNA “was very unkind that day and that he felt that he was mistreated by her. He stated she did change his [colostomy] bag, but she did not clean him up after, and left him in soiled clothing.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Life Care Center of Bountiful Nursing Center? Contact the Utah nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Davis County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Bountiful.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured a financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices concerning your mistreatment case will remain confidential.