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Life Care Center of Skagit Valley Nursing Home
Do you believe that your loved one is being neglected, abused, or mistreated while living in a Skagit County nursing facility? Are you concerned that the harm they experience is occurring at the hands of caregivers or other residents? Contact the Washington 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 an adequate monetary recovery for your damages. We use the law to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally accountable. Let us begin working on your case today.Life Care Center of Skagit Valley Nursing Home
This long-term care home is a "for profit" 150-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Sedro Woolley and Skagit County, Washington. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1462 West State Route 20
Sedro Woolley, Washington 98284
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In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Skagit Valley Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
Federal agencies and the State of Washington have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal investigators imposed three monetary fines against Life Care Center of Skagit Valley Nursing Home, citing substandard care. These penalties included a $40,890 fine on December 21, 2017, a $25,955 fine on June 30, 2017, and a $36,455 fine on November 7, 2016, for a total of $103,300.
The nursing facility received eight complaints and self-reported four 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.
The state of Washington and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date December 21, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to thoroughly investigate for possible abuse or neglect [for two residents] reviewed for allegations of abuse or neglect. This failure prevented the facility from identifying the extent and nature of the occurrence, interview all individuals involved, which placed the residents at risk for unidentified abuse or neglect.”
The investigation involved a significantly, cognitively impaired resident who “made an allegation of abuse.” A witness statement documented by a Registered Nurse (RN) reveals that the resident “was heard screaming out, not in her normal tone, ‘get out, get away from me, and help.’” The Registered Nurse witnessed two Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) “coming out of the resident’s room laughing.” The RN “entered the resident’s room, and the resident was in tears.”
The Registered Nurse stated, “I asked what was wrong, and the resident stated they hurt me. When asked where the resident showed [the RN] her right hand.” The RN “noticed the bandage on the resident’s right hand had been saturated through with new drainage, and there was new swelling around the resident’s thumb and index finger.”
The RN stated that “the bandage was dry five minutes [before the incident and indicated that a third CNA knew about] the abuse allegation.” The RN stated that they had immediately reported the allegation to the Staff Development Coordinator.”
The resident’s Medical Records indicated that the Director of Nursing Services, “who had not witnessed the allegation, documented the incident in the Progress Notes.” The document indicates that the Unit RN “checked the resident’s skin, and there was no new bruises or marks.” The medical record revealed that the RN “who had firsthand knowledge of the incident did not document the allegation in the Nursing Progress Notes.”
The survey team interviewed the resident and asked, “what had happened to her hand.” The resident indicated that “she had fallen [but] was not able to state how the fall occurred [and was not] able to state if anyone had hurt her and was not able to carry on a conversation.”
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Life Care Center of Skagit Valley 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 Sedro Woolley.
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