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Life Care Center of Cleveland Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Deciding to entrust the medical team at a nursing home to provide a loved one the highest level of care can never be easy. In some situations, nurses and nurse’s aides will assure the family that they follow established standards of care when, in fact, that does not happen. Without warning, their loved one can be victimized through mistreatment, neglect, or abuse due to mismanagement, insufficient staffing, or poor hiring practices.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Bradley County nursing facility, contact the Tennessee Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives financial compensation to recover your damages. We can begin working on your case now.
Life Care Center of Cleveland Nursing Home
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 142-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Cleveland and Bradley County, Tennessee. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
3530 Keith St Nw
Cleveland, Tennessee 37311
Life Care Center of Cleveland Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Cleveland Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state of Tennessee and the federal government had the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
This nursing facility received eight complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Tennessee Commission on Elder Abuse Website.
Cleveland Tennessee Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and Tennessee Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
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 two 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 October 20, 2016
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date October 20, 2016
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to investigate and report an allegation of abuse [involving one resident] reviewed for abuse.” The investigation involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who “requires extensive assistance with transfers, dressing, eating, and personal hygiene with the assistance of one-two persons.”
The investigators reviewed the facility’s Concern and Complaint Form completed by the facility Quality Coordinator on behalf of the resident. The document revealed that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) was “rough on the resident.” The facility Administrator signed the document.
The survey team interviewed the resident in his room who revealed that he has to “have help sometimes. I feel safe here. I do not remember anyone being mean to me.” The surveyors interviewed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who works on the South Wing Nurses’ Station, who revealed that the CNA “had been rough with him, and hurt him when they moved him.”
The LPN stated, “I hope that I reported [the incident] to the Charge Nurse, but I honestly do not remember.” The investigators interviewed the Activities Director and the Staff Development Office. The Director stated, “if someone bumped into him during an activity, he becomes upset. I felt like the CNA had just rushed him and he does not like that.”
The facility Director of Nursing stated that “she had not been notified of the allegation of abuse “and confirmed [that] the facility failed to complete an investigation into the allegation [and] failed to report the allegation of abuse” to proper authorities or follow facility policy.
The nursing home “failed to implement intervention after a fall for [one resident] and failed to ensure a safety device was in place for [another resident].” The Director of Nursing confirmed that “the facility failed to implement a new intervention after [one resident had a fall] and failed to follow facility policy.
Mistreated at Life Care Center of Cleveland Nursing Home? We Can Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Life Care Center of Cleveland Nursing Home? Contact the Tennessee nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Bradley County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Cleveland.
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 will remain confidential.