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Life Care Center of Hickory Woods Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Does your family have limited options when providing care to your loved one who requires nursing assistance? Has your loved one been neglected or abused while living in a Davidson County nursing facility? If so, contact the Tennessee Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives monetary compensation to recover your damages. We use the law to hold those responsible for causing injury and unexpected death rightfully and financially accountable. We can begin working on your case today.Life Care Center of Hickory Woods Nursing Home
This long-term care facility is a 124-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Antioch and Davidson County, Tennessee. The "for profit" home is located at:
4200 Murfreesboro Pike
Antioch, Tennessee 37013
Life Care Center of Hickory Woods Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Hickory Woods Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.Financial Penalties and Violations
Tennessee and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed in nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Tennessee Commission on Elder Abuse Website.
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Tennessee 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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date September 8, 2017
The state investigators determined “the facility failed to provide care and services to prevent the potential spread of infection [for two residents] with pressure ulcers that were observed during wound care.”
One resident’s room was observed, revealing a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) performing wound care. During the care, the LPN “removed the wound dressing from the coccyx area dated September 6, 2017, [the day before], which revealed a large shallow opened area approximately 6.0 cm x 2.0 cm.”
While the LPN “cleansed the wound with normal saline and patted the wound dry with a gauze,” the LPN “changed her gloves without performing hand hygiene.” The LPN then applied and medicated dressing to the wound bed and covered the wound with a dressing.
The following day, the LPN was observed providing another resident wound care. At that time, the LPN donned gloves, pulled on the bed linens, and assisted the resident by rolling the resident to their right side, removing their incontinence brief and removing the dressing from the left buttock area, exposing the wound.
At that time, the LPN “changed gloves without performing hand hygiene, cleansed the wound with the wound cleanser, patted dry with gauze, applied [medication] to the wound, and applied a dressing.” However, the LPN “did not perform hand hygiene before or during wound care.”
The facility Director of Nursing confirmed that they expected nurses to “wash hands [and] use hand sanitizer between changing gloves.” The Director verified that it was unacceptable “for the nurse not to perform hand hygiene before or during wound care or after removing gloves.”
In a separate summary statement dated June 22, 2016, the facility “failed to ensure practices to prevent the potential spread of infection were maintained when [one Registered Nurse (RN)] did not properly clean a feeding syringe.” Also, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “did not properly clean a nebulizer while administering medications, and an open package of briefs was stored on the floor in [one resident’s] room.”
The surveyors observed a resident’s room revealing a Registered Nurse (RN) “administered medications through a feeding tube and placed the syringe with the plunger intact into a bag hanging beside the feeding tube.” The RN “did not clean the syringe after administering the medications or before placing it in the bag.”
Also, a different resident’s room was observed revealing an LPN administering “a breathing treatment to [the resident] and placed nebulizer equipment back in the bag of the bedside.” The LPN “did not clean the nebulizer equipment after performing the breathing treatment or before placing it in the bag.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Life Care Center of Hickory Woods Nursing Home? Contact the Tennessee nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Davidson County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Antioch.
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