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Litzenberg Memorial County Long Term Care Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Litzenberg Memorial County Long Term Care Center
This center is a 46-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Central City and Merrick County, Nebraska. The "non-profit" long-term care home is located at:
1715 26Th Street
Central City, Nebraska 68826
Litzenberg Memorial County Long Term Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Litzenberg Memorial County Long Term Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, assisted and independent living options, medically-complex care, respiratory care, bariatric care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $63,709 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Nebraska and federal agencies are legally obligated to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators as found the nursing home seriously violated established nursing home regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Litzenberg Memorial County Long Term Care Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $11,000 fine on February 05, 2018, and a $52,709 fine on December 19, 2016, for a total of $63,709. During this time, Medicare denied payment on February 05, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility self-reported four serious problems over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Website.
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Central City Nebraska Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Nebraska and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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, five out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date December 19, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure residents were not physically restrained. This failure affected [1 resident] whose restraint contributed to an injury during a fall.”
The state investigators observed the resident being transferred using a full body mechanical lift from a wheelchair to the bed. The resident “followed verbal cues to unfasten the waist belt of the wheelchair and reminded the staff members to unstrap [their] feet from the foot pedals [before] lifting the resident out of the wheelchair.”
The surveyors found out during an interview with the resident that “the resident was unable to remove the staff from [their] feet without assistance from the staff.” A report indicated that the resident “lien forward in the wheelchair to move a trash can out of the way. The seat belt attached to the wheelchair was unfastened in the resident’s body slid forward out of the wheelchair.”
The resident “was found seated on the footrest of the wheelchair with both feet strap to the footrest. The resident was sent to the emergency room and was found to have sustained a fracture to the right lower leg.”
During an interview with in Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who provided the resident care it was revealed that “the facility had not obtained a signed authorization/refusal for the use of restraints form for [the resident apposite as] lap safety belt or the straps of the foot rest as the devices had not been identified by the facility as restraints.”
Was Your Loved One Injured at Litzenberg Memorial County Long Term Care Center? Our Lawyers Can Help
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