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Life Care Center of South Las Vegas Nursing Home
Any mistreatment of a senior citizen in a nursing facility can constitute neglect or abuse if it occurs at the hands of caregivers, employees, family members, friends, or other patients. Every member of the nursing staff and employee always has a legal responsibility to protect their residents and keep them safe in their environment.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Clark County nursing facility, contact the Nevada 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 financial compensation for your damages.Life Care Center of South Las Vegas Nursing Home
This center is a 120-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Las Vegas and Clark County, Nevada. The "for profit" long-term care home is located at:
2325 E. Harmon Ave. Las Vegas, Nevada 89119 (702) 798-7990 URL: http://lifecarecenterofsouthlasvegas.com/
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of South Las Vegas Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.Financial Penalties and Violations
It is a legal responsibility of state and federal investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
The nursing home received thirteen complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Nevada Department of HHS Aging and Disability Services Division Website.
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Nevada Department of Public Health 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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date August 23, 2018
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to report allegations and results of investigations of abuse for [one resident].” The surveyors reviewed a facility Comment Card filled out by a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) on July 19, 2018.”
The Comment Card revealed a conversation “with [a resident] asking about the dining room incident.” The resident “reportedly stated someone hit them and the person worked in the facility. The resident also explained the other residents laughed and were mean.” The staff member “did help [the resident] to stop choking. The cart indicated the concern was reported to a staff member. The staff member listed was the same person who completed the Common Card, the LSW.”
The Grievance Tracking Form of the same date indicated that the Administrator is responsible for investigating the incident. The action taken was “documented to give the cell number to call the Executive Director if anything else came up. The facility Investigation and Response Form documented initial contact with the concern party/family member at 9:30 AM” that day.
The findings in the documented investigation indicate that the resident was hurt and hit and cried for two hours. The family member indicated that the resident “did not communicate well enough, was confused, and lacked consistency.” Documentation indicated that “the concerned party’s response of the outcome was noted as cautious but optimistic.”
The Administrator stated that the resident “could not tell who did it or what happened.” The resident “alleged a staff member hit them. The Administrator stated they did not investigate the incident because of confusion of what happened.”
The Administrator reported that “if they found out it was substantiated; it would be reported to the State.” The resident “was asked if they “felt someone hit them.” However, the resident “could not answer the question, so there was no investigation of reporting of the incident.”
The Administrator reported that they had spoken to a family member of the resident “who could not identify anyone or issues regarding an incident in the cafeteria. There was no Abuse Log, and the Administrator explained any allegation was taken through Social Services, then sent to the Administrator. The Administrator confirmed that there was no Self-Reported [Incident Form] submitted to the State regarding this issue” as required by law to protect residents.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Life Care Center of South Las Vegas Nursing Home? Contact the Nevada nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Clark County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Las Vegas.
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