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Life Care Center of Elkhorn Nursing Home
Any mistreatment of the senior citizen in a nursing facility can constitute neglect or abuse if it occurs at the hands of caregivers, employees, family members, friends, or other patients. Every member of the nursing staff and employee always has a legal responsibility to protect their residents and keep them safe in their environment.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Douglas County nursing facility, contact the Nebraska Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages. Time is of the essence. All necessary documentation must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Life Care Center of Elkhorn Nursing Home
This nursing facility is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Elkhorn and Douglas County, Nebraska. The 135-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
20275 Hopper Street
Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022
Life Care Center of Elkhorn Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Elkhorn Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and surveyors in Nebraska have a legal duty to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify violations of established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive heavy monetary penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Over the thirty-six months, Medicare denied payment on February 27, 2018, due to a lack of quality care. This nursing facility received fourteen complaints and self-reported five serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Website.
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Nebraska and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F580 date October 11, 2018
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date May 17, 2018
The state investigators determined that the facility had “failed to notify the Physician of a blood sugar results. There was no evidence [the resident’s] the Physician had been notified of the blood sugar results of 429” an excessively high blood sugar level.
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) confirmed during an interview that “the Physician had not been notified of the blood sugar results, and the Physician should have been notified on that date.”
The nursing home “failed to report a fall resulting in significant injury to the State agency within two hours” as required by law.”
A review of the resident’s Progress Note revealed that the resident fell at 10:00 PM. Initially, the resident did not complain of pain. However, the resident began complaining of increased pain. An x-ray was completed.
The results of the x-ray revealed a fractured femur.” The “State Agency was notified of the fall resulting in a significant injury on April 30, 2018, at 6:45 PM.” A review of the facility policy titled: Protection of Residents: Reducing the Threat of Abuse and Neglect dated February 2018, revealed: “all events resulting in serious bodily injury are to be reported to the State Agency within two hours.”
The facility Vice President of Clinical Services reported two hours after the time facility [became] aware of a significant injury.” The state investigators determined that the facility “failed to submit investigations to the State Agency within five working days for [two residents].”
A review of documentation revealed a facsimile confirmation sheet that verified the report was sent to an incorrect number and was never received by the State agency.
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Life Care Center of Elkhorn Nursing Home? Contact the Nebraska nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Douglas County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Elkhorn.
You will not be charged to discuss your case with our legal team during an initial, free case review. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means that you will owe us nothing until we have secured financial compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.