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Life Care Center of Port Orchard Nursing Home
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Kitsap County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries are the result of negligence by the nursing staff, physical assault by other patients, or physical, sexual, or verbal abuse by others?
If so, contact the Washington Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.Life Care Center of Port Orchard Nursing Home
This long-term care home is a "for profit" 125-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Port Orchard and Kitsap County, Washington. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
2031 Pottery Avenue
Port Orchard, Washington 98366
Life Care Center of Port Orchard Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Port Orchard Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
The investigators for the federal and state 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.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal investigators imposed two monetary fines against Life Care Center of Port Orchard Nursing Home, citing substandard care. These penalties include a fine of $267,674 on September 21, 2016, and a fine of $4,063 on July 20, 2016, for a total of $271,737.
This nursing facility received one complaint and self-reported three serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Washington Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date November 20, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to thoroughly investigate falls, potential abuse, and neglect, for [one resident] reviewed for accidents. This failure placed a resident at potential risk of subsequent falls, recurring abuse or neglect, and an inadequate understanding of the overall events related to the incidents and potential trends.”
The investigation involved a resident with impaired judgment, long-term memory loss, and who requires assistance from the staff or “eating, dressing, transfers, bathing, and grooming. The resident required assistance for mobility and was able to propel himself in a wheelchair short distances.”
A review of the Incident and Accident log revealed that the resident had sustained at least twelve falls between June 1, 2017, and November 3, 2017. On August 12, 2017, the resident also sustained “an injury of unknown origin.” Nine of the twelve documented falls “occurred at mealtime.” However, numerous falls were “unwitnessed and occurred in her room at bedside.”
The survey team reviewed reports and investigations that “did not include a statement from all potential witnesses [or when] the last time the resident was checked on was identified and if the Care Plan was followed for frequent checks.” The report also failed to show what “the resident needed or wanted at that time.”
There was no indication that the staff knew “what the resident wanted or was attempting to do the last time the resident was toileted, and if refused, was she re-approached in a reasonable amount of time” before any of the falls.
The investigation “did not include the resident’s daily routine and preferences, to include what time she referred to get up for meals, if she experienced an increase in muscle spasm/tremors due to her Chorea [involuntary jerky movements], what quality of sleep occurred the night before, and if it may have contributed to the fall.”
The investigation did not reveal if the staff “consistently used the same questions to ask the resident what she was attempting to do [before] the fall and what happened, or the reason the resident did not answer.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Life Care Center of Port Orchard Nursing Home? Contact the Washington nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Kitsap County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Port Orchard.
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