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Life Care Center of Columbia Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Do you suspect that your loved one living in a Maury County nursing facility is being neglected or abused by caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients? Are you concerned that their developing bedsore or recent fall is the result of negligence or a lack of supervision? If so, contact the Tennessee Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases exactly like yours and can help your family, too. We use the law to hold those responsible for causing injuries both legally and financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.Life Care Center of Columbia Nursing Home
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 123-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Columbia and Maury County, Tennessee. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
841 W. James Campbell Blvd.
Columbia, Tennessee 38401
Life Care Center of Columbia Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Columbia Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
Tennessee and Federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home by denying payment for Medicare services or imposing a monetary fine when the facility is cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules the guarantee resident safety.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Life Care Center of Columbia Nursing Home, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $13,627 fine on June 14, 2018, a $20,907 fine on May 24, 2017, and a $15,150 fine on May 24, 2017, for a total of $49,684.
This nursing facility self-reported two 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.
The state of Tennessee and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date May 24, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to assess the need for restraint and failed to provide a medical diagnosis” for the use of restraint. The incident involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who expired after being admitted to the facility.
The resident’s annual MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment revealed that the resident “had behavioral symptoms not directed toward others. The resident requires extensive assistance of one-person for bed mobility, transfers, dressing, eating, toileting, and personal hygiene.” The resident requires limited assistance of one-person “for walking in the corridor and was dependent for bathing.”
Documentation revealed that the resident “did not use physical restraints.” The resident was observed “in the day room of the Secured Unit” while “alert, seated in her wheelchair with a Velcro seatbelt crossed her lap and a chair alarm in the wheelchair.”
Further observation revealed the resident “propelling herself forward and backward and attempting to rise at times.” A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) was asked if the resident “could release the seatbelt on her own.” The CNA stated, “Yes.”
The investigators asked the CNA to ask the resident “to release the seatbelt, but the resident did not attempt to remove the seatbelt even after [the CNA made several requests].” A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) observed the attempts made by the CNA and stated that “she does release it at times.”
The LPN stated that the resident’s “daughter is insistent that the resident have it on at all times because of her high fall risk.” The LPN asked the resident, “if she knew where her seatbelt was.” The resident replied, “No, not really.”
Further observation by the investigators revealed that “the resident could not release the seatbelt when requested.” A follow-up observation was made at 7:50 AM when the resident “was awake, seated in the wheelchair with a Velcro seatbelt in place, and an alarm in the wheelchair.” By 1:50 PM that day, the resident “was dozing in the wheelchair with the seatbelt intact.”
The surveyors asked the LPN “why the seatbelt was fastened if the resident was making no attempt to stand and was visualized by the staff?” The LPN said that “it is supposed to be on her up all of the time.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Life Care Center of Columbia Nursing Center? Contact the Tennessee nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Maury County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Columbia.
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