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Life Care Center of Las Vegas Nursing Home
Many families have limited options on how to ensure that their loved one receives the best care and choose to place them in a community nursing facility. 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 Clark County nursing facility, contact the Nevada 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 Las Vegas Nursing Home
This long-term care center is a 239-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Las Vegas and Clark County, Nevada. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
6151 Vegas Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada 89108
Life Care Center of Las Vegas Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Las Vegas Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators from the federal government and Nevada penalize caregiving facilities identified with severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations by withholding payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines. The higher the penalty usually means the worse offense.
The nursing home received ten complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Nevada Department of HHS Aging and Disability Services Division Website.
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Nevada 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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date September 5, 2018
- Failure to Implement Gradual Dose Reductions (GDR) and Non-Pharmacological Interventions Involving Psychotropic Medications – citation #F758 date November 2, 2018
The state investigators determined that the facility “failed to ensure an intervention to reduce the risk of falls was implemented.” The surveyors reviewed a Fall Risk Evaluation dated August 10, 2018. The document revealed that the resident “was a fall risk.”
A review of the Incident Follow-up & Recommendation Form dated three days later on August 13, 2018, notes an incident occurring on August 5, 2018, “when the resident rolled over onto the floor from the bed, while a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) was providing care.” In response, the Recommendations and Actions taken indicate that two staff members will provide Care in Pairs.
However, on September 5, 2018, at 9:56 AM, a CNA was providing care to the resident without help. The bed was raised approximately 3.5 to 4.0 feet from the floor. There “were no side rails on the bed, and the resident was turned on the right side.” The resident “was on a concave mattress. The CNA confirmed being the only staff in the room, providing care.”
The CNA indicated “not being aware that two staff members were required to provide care for the resident.” The Unit Manager for the 200 Hall indicated that the resident “was supposed to be a Cares in Pairs resident.” The Unit Manager also confirmed that the CNA “was supposed to be with another CNA while providing care to [that resident].”
The nursing home “failed to monitor hours of sleep, side effects, and obtain consent [promptly] for the administration of hypnotic medication.” A review of a resident’s Care Plan indicated that the resident was at risk for medical conditions “manifested by the inability to sleep. The goals identified were [the resident] would have adequate rest/sleep of six to eight hours daily, and it would have no side effects from the medication.”
However, the resident’s Medical Records “lacked documented evidence of any side effects [from the medication] and episodes of inability to sleep [that] were monitored per the care plan.”
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