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Life Care Center of Coos Bay Nursing Home
Many families have limited options for ensuring that their loved one receives the best care and choose to what they hope is the best nursing facility in a community. 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 Coos County nursing facility, contact the Oregon 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 Coos Bay Nursing Home
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Coos Bay and Coos County, Oregon. The 114-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
2890 Ocean Blvd
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
Life Care Center of Coos Bay Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Coos Bay Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
The investigators working for the state of Oregon and the federal government have 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.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Life Care Center of Coos Bay Nursing Home for $22,523 on November 14, 2018, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility received four complaints and self-reported three serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Oregon Department of Human Services Website.
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Oregon 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 one out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date November 14, 2018
The state investigators determined “the facility failed to implement policies and procedures to prevent abuse for [one resident] reviewed for abuse. As a result of this deficient practice, which was determined to be an Immediate Jeopardy situation, there was an allegation of sexual abuse to [a resident].”
The facility “did not implement its policy to complete a thorough investigation and incident report.” The investigation involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident. The Complainant stated during an interview on November 2, 2018, that “he heard on October 27, 2018, [that the resident] was touched inappropriately by another resident.”
A few minutes later, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Unit Nurse “stated that she spoke to [the allegedly assaulting resident] after the incident on October 27, 2018, and the resident was distraught, tearful, and extremely fidgety.”
The allegedly assaulted resident “began cleaning his/her glasses.” The LPN stated that the resident reported that they “did not want to get [the allegedly sexually aggressive resident] in trouble.”
The state investigators interviewed the resident on the morning of November 2, 2018. The resident stated that “the facility treated her/him well.” The resident “was asked if she/he felt safe in the facility.” The resident’s “facial expression changed, and she/he looked anxious and started to twist at his/her shirt over and over.”
An interview with the facility Administrator that same day confirmed that “she did not complete an investigation and incident report for alleged sexual abuse involving [the resident] on October 27, 2018.” The Administrator and Director of Nursing Services were informed of the “failure of current measures used by the facility to ensure implementation of the facility’s policy to complete an investigation within five working days from the date of the incident and report the results.”
The investigator stated that “the failure constituted a situation of Immediate Jeopardy to the health and welfare for residents. A plan of correction was requested to immediately protect residents from harm.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Life Care Center of Coos Bay Nursing Home? Contact the Oregon nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Coos County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Coos Bay.
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