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Life Care Center of Federal Way Nursing Home
Attorneys for Neglected & Abused at Life Care Center of Federal Way Nursing Home
Many families have limited options on how to handle the care of a loved one who requires medical professionals in a skilled nursing environment. Typically, reputable nursing homes follow established procedures and protocols to ensure that every resident’s needs are met. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in some facilities in Washington.
If your loved one was victimized while living in a King County nursing facility, contact the Washington Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers represent your family to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today.
Life Care Center of Federal Way Nursing Home
This nursing center is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Federal Way and King County, Washington. The 157-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
1045 South 308Th Street
Federal Way, Washington 98003
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In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Federal Way Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Washington and the federal government have the legal obligation for monitoring every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the home has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In severe cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Life Care Center of Federal Way Nursing Center for $16,595 on August 16, 2017, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility also received six complaints and self-reported eight serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.
Federal Way Washington Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and Washington State 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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date September 26, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed, for [three residents], to identify an incident as potential abuse or neglect and investigate it to rule out potential abuse or neglect when a car hit the facility.” It was determined that “this failure placed all residents at risk for being abused or neglected.”
The investigation involved a resident who “was able to make their own decisions, communicate effectively, and self-propel a wheelchair for mobility.” The resident had asked the investigator, “if the damage to the room was visible. During the ensuing conversation, [the resident] said a car had backed up into their room, #410.” The resident said that “no one was hurt, but the facility moved the three residents to other rooms in the facility while repairs were being made.”
The investigators had the Maintenance Director unlocked Room 410 to “show the progress of repairs.” The “heating and cooling unit was not repaired, but the large windows were in order. The resident’s belongings were still obvious in the room.” A staff member stated that a contracted Intravenous Therapy/Hospice Nurse had “accelerated backward up a slight grade over the raised flower bed through the wooden fence regarding the resident walkway and into [Room #410] damaging the windows, heating/cooling unit, and wall.”
The facility Care Manager stated that “a resident was in the room between bed two and bed three.” The staff removed the resident who “had no injury; she was [shaken], but okay. The back end of the car was at the window to the room.” The receptionist called 911.
Investigators determined that the “facility did not follow facility policy, or state and federal regulation when they failed to identify an incident as potential abuse or neglect.” They also did not “investigate the incident and then document their findings [to] rule out potential abuse and neglect when they determined that the car hitting the facility was an accident.”
Abused at Life Care Center of Federal Way Nursing Center? Our Attorneys Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Life Care Center of Federal Way Nursing Center? Contact the Washington nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent King County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Federal Way.
It is always free to discuss your case with our legal team. We provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will owe us nothing until we can secure a financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.