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Life Care Center of Hixson Nursing Home
Many families have limited options on how to handle their loved one’s care that requires nursing assistants in a facility outside their home. Many of these family members choose to relocate their loved one into a Hamilton County nursing facility only to realize they been victimized through neglect or mistreatment by caregivers, employees, or other residents.
If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while living in a nursing home, contact the Tennessee Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family, too. Contact us today so we can begin working on your case to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Life Care Center of Hixson Nursing Home
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Hixson and Hamilton County, Tennessee. The 108-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
5798 Hixson Home Place
Hixson, Tennessee 37343
Life Care Center of Hixson Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Hixson Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators and surveyors for Medicare and the state of Tennessee have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services any time a nursing home is cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
This nursing home received three complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found 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 five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remains Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provide Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date June 30, 2016
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to provide adequate supervision and assistance to prevent a fall.” The investigation involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who “experienced fluctuating inattention, disorganized thinking, altered levels of consciousness, and psychomotor retardation.”
The resident used a walker and wheelchair for ambulation needs. Two observations were made within thirty minutes on the afternoon of June 27, 2016, while the resident “was seated in a semi-reclined Geri-chair (geriatric chair) in the common area at a table.” At that time, the resident “was attended by a privately hired sitter (per staff interview).”
The resident was “eating strawberry ice cream using full assistance. When asked whether this was the resident’s favorite ice cream, [the resident] nonverbally indicated no with the facial gesture and when asked how she was doing, [the resident] stated she was tired.” Less than two hours later, the resident “was observed seated in the semi-recline, Geri-chair in the common area in front of the television.”
A review of the resident’s Care Plan for Activities of Daily Living indicated that the resident was experiencing a decline in mobility and decline in vision. The resident suffered from decreased cognition, weakness, incontinence, and pain. The “Care Plan indicated the nursing staff to provide the amount of assistance/supervision that is needed [Standby contact] guarding.”
A document showed that the resident received “psychotropic medication with common side effects of antianxiety medicine [involving] sedation, drowsiness, ataxia (complete loss of bodily control), dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and confusion.” The resident’s Care Plan and Falls Care Plan indicated that the resident was “at risk for falls-related injury” due to a decline in mobility-impaired balance.
An Incident Report documented that the resident “was observed lying on the floor in the room. Two staff members attempted to lift the resident off the floor. The resident’s leg slipped out from under her, and she slid back onto the floor, striking her head on the door. No injuries. The incident report indicated non-skid socks were placed on the resident and the staff educated to use a Hoyer lift.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Life Care Center of Hixson Nursing Home? Contact the Tennessee nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Hamilton County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Hixson.
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