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Life Care Center of Centerville Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Mistreatment, abuse, and neglect in nursing facilities are often the result of the nursing staff or other caregivers not providing the resident care according to established standards of quality. Their inappropriate behavior often leads to harm, injury, or wrongful death. In other incidents, the victim is assaulted by other residents.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Hickman 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 you receive monetary compensation. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm legally accountable.
Life Care Center of Centerville Nursing Home
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Centerville and Hickman County, Tennessee. The 132-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
112 Old Dickson Rd
Centerville, Tennessee 37033
Life Care Center of Centerville Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Centerville Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of Tennessee have the legal responsibility to levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if a nursing home has violated established rules and regulations that harm or could have harmed residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Life Care Center of Centerville Nursing Center for $5,102 on May 24, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing facility self-reported three serious problems over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Tennessee Commission on Elder Abuse Website.
Centerville Tennessee Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Tennessee 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 two out of five stars, including two 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 Ensure the Residents Remain Free from Significant Medication Errors – citation #F760 date April 3, 2019
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date April 3, 2019
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure [one Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)] administered medications free of significant medication errors.” Specifically, the LPN “failed to administer insulin within the proper time frame related to food intake for [a resident], which resulted in a significant medication error.”
A review of the Geriatric Medication Handbook, Thirteenth Edition documented on Page 45 that insulin is to be at administered fifteen minutes [before] meals.” However, observations of an LPN administering two units of insulin to the resident subcutaneously in the activities room in the secured unit revealed that the resident “did not receive a meal tray or a substantial snack” until “forty-five minutes after receiving insulin. This failure resulted in a “significant medication error.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure practices to prevent the potential spread of infection were followed when [a Registered Nurse (RN)] failed to perform proper hand hygiene and contaminated a resident’s bed during wound care.”
Also, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “failed to clean a nebulizer mask after use.” In one incident, a RN performed wound care to a resident’s sacral pressure ulcer. The RN “performed improper hand hygiene twice during wound care when she turned off the water faucet using her bare hands.”
Additionally, the RN “moved the trash bag containing soiled dressing from the floor to the bed after wound care.” During an interview with the Registered Nurse, the nurse agreed that it was definitely not acceptable and appropriate “to move the trash bag with soiled dressings from the floor to the bed.”
In a separate incident, another resident handed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) a nebulizer mask while in their room and “told her it [the breathing treatment] was finished.” The CNA took the mask from the resident, placed it in a plastic bag without cleaning it, and placed the nebulizer on the bedside table.”
The Director of Nursing confirmed that “the mask should be cleaned out, dried, and put back in the bag and put with the machine. It should definitely be cleaned after use.”
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Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Life Care Center of Centerville Nursing Home? Contact the Tennessee nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Hickman County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Centerville.
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