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Life Care Center of Port Townsend Nursing Home
Many of the problems associated with mistreatment occurring in assisted-living facilities and nursing homes are the result of a lack of trained personnel, minimal supervision, or understaffing. In these incidents, the needs of the residents are often ignored; they suffer serious injuries from a fall or develop life-threatening bedsores. Other residents wander away from the facility due to a lack of supervision.
If your loved one was assaulted, abused, mistreated or neglected while residing in a Jefferson County nursing facility, contact the Washington 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.Life Care Center of Port Townsend Nursing Home
This long-term care center is a 94-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Port Townsend and Jefferson County, Washington. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
751 Kearney Street
Port Townsend, Washington 98368
Life Care Center of Port Townsend Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Port Townsend Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes Alzheimer’s care, colostomy care, dementia care, IV (intravenous) therapy, hospice, palliative care, pet therapy, post-acute care, social services, pain management, dysphagia therapy, diabetes management, and restorative nursing programs.
Both the state of Washington and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines whenever the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Within the last thirty-six months, federal investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Life Care Center of Port Townsend, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $5,500 fine on January 4, 2018, and a $23,126 fine on June 8, 2017, for a total of $28,626.
This nursing facility received three complaints 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 Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Website.
The federal government and Washington Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation date #F600 January 4, 2019
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to implement preventive action to ensure residents were free from resident-to-resident altercations.” This “failure placed residents at risk for abuse and neglect and a diminished quality of life. This caused harm to [one resident].”
The investigation involved a moderately, cognitively impaired resident who requires “extensive assistance with activities of daily living.” The resident’s Care Plan documented non-pharmacological interventions “for aggressive behaviors including intervening as needed to protect the rights and safety of others, approach [calmly], divert attention, take to another location as needed, allow her to discuss concerns and validate if appropriate.”
The staff was also to “avoid several persons coming [toward] her at one time, evaluate for non-medical interventions that may be effective in minimizing behaviors, and report to the Physician changes in behavior status.”
A Nursing Progress Note dated December 10, 2018, documents that the resident “made verbal threats, raised her fist at staff, entered other residents’ rooms going through their belongings, and made accusations.” A subsequent Nursing Progress Note dated two days later indicates that the resident “was verbally aggressive toward staff and residents at 3:00 PM through 6:00 PM. No interventions were documented” involving this incident.
Three days later, on December 15, 2018, the Nursing Progress Note indicates the resident’s behavior “began to escalate with aggression and agitation, and at 5:00 PM, the resident was given anti-anxiety medication.” The resident’s physical and verbal aggression included striking out at a resident “with coffee cups and hitting staff with a closed fist,” which continued for “3.5 hours.” There were no interventions documented by the staff to “redirect the resident.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Life Care Center of Port Townsend Nursing Home? Contact the Washington nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Jefferson County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Port Townsend.
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