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Life Care Center of Mount Vernon Nursing Home
Are you concerned that your loved one living in a nursing facility might be the victim of mistreatment? Were they injured in a preventable fall or
develop avoidable bedsores because the nursing home neglected to provide adequate supervision or nursing care? Did the facility’s caregivers, visitors, or other patients physically, sexually, verbally, or mentally abuse your loved one?
The Washington Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys fight aggressively to maintain the rights of Skagit County nursing home patients. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers uses the law to obtain financial compensation for victims who want to seek justice for their injuries. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today.Life Care Center of Mount Vernon Nursing Home
This long-term care center is a 121-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Mount Vernon and Skagit County, Washington. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
2120 East Division Street
Mount Vernon, Washington 98273
Life Care Center of Mount Vernon Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Mount Vernon Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
State surveyors and federal investigators can penalize nursing homes by denying payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines if the facility has been cited for a serious violation of a regulation or rule that harmed or could have harmed residents.
Within the last thirty-six months, federal investigators imposed two monetary fines against Life Care Center of Mount Vernon Nursing Home, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $38,493 fine on February 21, 2018, and a $75,036 fine on February 9, 2017, for a total of $113,529.
This nursing facility received fourteen complaints and self-reported fourteen serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Washington 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 one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date November 19, 2018
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to monitor one resident for psychosocial harm following an allegation of abuse or neglect. This failure prevented the facility from identifying the extent of the occurrence and psychosocial impact on the resident.” The failure “placed the resident at risk all unidentified psychosocial harm.”
The state investigative team interviewed the resident on the morning of November 19, 2018, who stated “she believed her roommate was having sex based on noises she heard in the room. The noises are like sexual noises; sometimes, there is more than one Aide in the room.” The surveyors asked, “if this was still going on.” The resident responded, “Yes.”
The reporting resident stated that “they were quiet, and she cannot make out what they are saying, but the noise sounded sexual in nature.” The surveyors reviewed the facility’s Progress Notes that revealed: “no documentation in the clinical record for the incident and [the reporting resident] was not placed on alert charting to evaluate for psychosocial harm/distress.” The lack of documentation was verified by the Director of Nursing Services and the Administrator.”
In a separate summary statement dated August 14, 2018, the facility “failed to thoroughly investigate [ten] medication errors” involving seven residents. This failure “to conduct a thorough investigation to identify the root cause and all contributing factors related to the medication errors [that] placed the residents at risk for on identified potential neglect and potential health factors.”
The surveyors conducted a joint interview with the facility Administrator, Director of Nursing Services, and a Corporate Registered Nurse (RN). The interview revealed that the staff was aware of the failure to keep proper records concerning medication administration.
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Life Care Center of Mount Vernon Nursing Home? Contact the Washington nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Skagit County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Mount Vernon.
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