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Life Care Center of Bruceton - Hollow Rock Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Many of the 1.5 million residents in nursing facilities in the U.S. are victims of mistreatment. In some cases, the nursing staff neglects these patients, or caregivers, visitors, employees, and other residents abuse, sexually assault or mistreat the patient.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Carroll County nursing facility, contact the Tennessee Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family is adequately financially compensated for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.Life Care Center of Bruceton - Hollow Rock Nursing Home
This facility is a 130-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Bruceton and Carroll County, Tennessee. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
Bruceton, Tennessee 38317
Life Care Center of Bruceton - Hollow Rock Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Bruceton - Hollow Rock Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.Financial Penalties and Violations
Tennessee and federal agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines are denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Tennessee Commission on Elder Abuse Website.
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Tennessee Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date June 21, 2017
The state investigators determined “the facility failed to ensure practices to prevent the potential spread of infection were maintained by failing to ensure isolation signage on the door.” The investigation involved a resident being treated for Clostridium difficile infection, a highly contagious disease that can easily spread between residents, staff, and visitors.
The nursing staff was instructed to isolate the resident in a single room and place “an isolation cart outside the door of the Hospitality Room.” However, while the resident was placed in isolation, there was no “isolation signage on the door” protecting staff, family members, visitors, and other residents from harm.
The state investigators interviewed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the Arbor Way/A Hall Fall and asked if the resident “was in isolation?” The LPN replied, “Yes.” The surveyors then asked the LPN, “how would someone know to not to go into the room?” The LPN replied, “you would know, there should be a sign of the door; he has been in there since last night.”
The surveyors asked a Registered Nurse (RN) “if the isolation room should have a sign placed on the door of the resident’s room? The RN stated that concerning patients in isolation, “there should be a sign of the door when the order that is written. The Charge Nurse could even write the sign and put it on the door at that time, especially if the order is written at night.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated April 28, 2016, the nursing home “failed to ensure [four of sixteen staff members including a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), two Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and a Social Worker Assistant] performed practices that prevent the potential spread of infection during medication administration, perineal care, and dining.”
In one incident, the Social Worker Assistant “washed her hands in the sink, and the lateral outer part of her hands touched the dirty water in the sink.” The Social Worker Assistant “then proceeded to serve lunch trays.” The Director of Nursing confirmed that it was unacceptable “to touch hands in dirty water in a sink that was not draining properly and then serve [food] trays.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Life Care Center of Bruceton - Hollow Rock Nursing Home? Contact the Tennessee nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Carroll County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Bruceton.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your 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.