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Life Care Center of New Market Nursing Home
Mistreatment of the elderly living in nursing homes is disgraceful, unacceptable, and reprehensible. Many families entrust the care of their loved one to the nursing home staff only to be horrified when they realize that they are being mistreated, neglected, or abused by caregivers, employees, or other patients.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Shenandoah County nursing facility, contact the Virginia Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. Time is of the essence. All paperwork must be filed in the proper courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Life Care Center of New Market Nursing Home
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for profit" center providing cares and services to residents of New Market and Shenandoah County, Virginia. The 118-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
315 East Lee Highway
New Market, Virginia 22844
Life Care Center of New Market Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of New Market Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the federal government and state of Virginia nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
The nursing home received two complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Virginia Department of Health Professionals Complaint Website.
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Virginia 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 one out of five stars, including one 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 Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation #F157 date July 20, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility staff failed to notify the physician of a change in the resident’s condition.” The investigation involved four residents.
Specifically, “the facility staff failed to notify a Physician of the weight gain of more than two pounds in one day, [on multiple occasions].” Additionally, the facility staff “failed to notify the Physician of weight loss of more than four pounds in one week and a refusal [of the resident] to be weighed.”
The facility staff also “failed to notify the Physician, per Physician’s orders of the weight gain of over two pounds and one day for [a third resident].”
In a separate summary statement dated January 4, 2018, the “facility staff failed to notify a Medical Doctor or a responsible party following a change in condition/incident affecting [two of six residents].”
Specifically, “the facility staff failed to notify [one resident’s] responsible party when a urinalysis (UA) was sent to the laboratory.” The doctor’s initiated antibiotic treatment for a urinary tract infection. In a separate incident, the facility staff “failed to notify the resident’s Medical Doctor or responsible party following a fall that occurred.”
In a third summary statement of deficiencies dated July 8, 2016, the facility staff failed to notify “the Physician of a change in the resident’s condition.” The investigation involved two residents.
In one incident, the facility staff “failed to notify the Physician in a timely manner of bloody urine in the collection bag of [a resident’s] suprapubic catheter and of his transfer to the emergency room.” In another incident, the facility staff “failed to notify the Physician of weight changes per the Physician order.”
Within fourteen days, the resident’s weight increased from 116.8 pounds to 123.0 pounds without any documentation in the Treatment Administration Record or any notification to the Physician or nurse practitioner of the significant weight gain.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Life Care Center of New Market Nursing Home? Contact the Virginia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Shenandoah County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including New Market.
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