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Life Care Center of Omaha Nursing Home
Many families have limited options when providing care to a loved one who requires outside nursing assistance. Typically, the family will choose to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure they receive the best care possible. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect are serious problems in nursing homes across the United States.
If your loved one was victimized through mistreatment while living in a Douglas County nursing facility, contact the Nebraska Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for your harm rightfully accountable.Life Care Center of Omaha Nursing Home
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Omaha and Douglas County, Nebraska. The 128-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
6032 Ville De Sante Drive
Omaha, Nebraska 68104
Life Care Center of Omaha Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Omaha Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
Both the federal government and the state of Nebraska can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Life Care Center of Omaha Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $9,750 fine on March 19, 2018, a $162,890 fine on January 11, 2017, and a $19,013 fine on June 07, 2016, for a total of $191,653. During this time, Medicare denied payment on two occasions, including on March 19, 2018, and January 11, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received twenty-three complaints and self-reported fourteen serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Website.
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Nebraska 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 one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date August 1, 2017
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date December 18, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility staff failed to ensure [one resident was] protected during an investigation of an allegation of verbal abuse.” A review of the Witness Statement Form revealed that the resident “reported that staff is verbally abusive.” The documentation “identified the staff members by name [a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)], a new nurse [another LPN], and a Nursing Assistant.”
A review of the Facility Investigation revealed that the resident “had made the allegation of verbal abuse. Further review of the facility investigation revealed there was no evidence that the three facility staff [members] identified for the allegation of verbal abuse were suspended during the investigation.”
The surveyors interviewed the facility Administrator and Director of Nursing. The Administrator confirmed that allegedly abusive staff members “were not suspended during the investigation of the allegation of verbal abuse and should have been.”
The facility “failed to report and investigate potential abuse.” A review of a resident’s Progress Note dated October 14, 2017, revealed that “staff attempted to put a resident in bed and the resident refused to be pushed into the room where his roommate was. The resident was scared of the roommate.”
Earlier that day, it was stated that “the resident and the roommate got into an altercation and [one resident] was scared of the other roommate.” According to the Progress Note from that day, the intimidated resident “was placed into another room. Further review of [that resident’s] medical record revealed there was no evidence the facility staff had investigated the potential abuse.” The Director of Nursing confirmed that “the incident had not been reported an investigation had not been conducted and should have.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Life Care Center of Omaha Nursing Center? Contact the Nebraska nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Douglas County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Omaha.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your case with us today through an initial, free claim consultation. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us anything until after we have secured monetary recovery for your family.