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Locust Grove Village Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Is your loved one currently living in a Rush County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their facility acquired bedsore or injuries from a fall might be the result of mistreatment or neglect? Do you suspect that caregivers, visitors, or other patients caused the harm?
If so, the Kansas Nursing Home Law Center attorneys can help. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. We will use the law to stop the abuse immediately and hold those responsible for the harm legally accountable.Locust Grove Village Nursing Center
This facility is a "not for profit" 44-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of La Crosse and Rush County, Kansas. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
701 W Sixth Street
La Crosse, Kansas 67548
Locust Grove Village Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Locust Grove Village Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes adult day care, respite, and rehabilitative care including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Kansas and Federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denial of payment for Medicare services or a monetary fine when the facility is cited for serious violations.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Locust Grove Village Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $38,365 fine on June 19, 2018, a $50,424 fine on January 30, 2017, and a $41,208 fine on September 21, 2016, for a total of $129,997.
On January 30, 2017, Medicare denied payment for services rendered at Locust Grove Village Nursing Center. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Kansas Long-Term Care State Survey Reports.
The state of Kansas and the federal government regularly updates their long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse or Neglect Resulting in Death and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation date June 19, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date June 19, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to report to the State agency, [promptly], an incident in which [a resident’s] wheelchair became unsecured while riding in the facility van, and he/she experienced a life-threatening situation, resulting in death.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s latest Care Area Assessment Summary for ADLs (activities of daily living).” The documentation showed that the resident was “at risk for falls due to incontinence, unsteady balance, medication, medical conditions, and a history of falls.” The notation was made that the staff should use interventions including transporting the resident “in a wheelchair to appointments.”
A Nurse’s Note documented that the resident was “discharged from the hospital and [a Nurse Aide] picked up the resident in the facility van at 3:05 PM for transport back to the facility. An off-duty staff member contacted the facility to report [they] observed the facility van at approximately 4:05 PM with the police present.”
A note documented that the “Administrator contacted law enforcement and learn that there was an incident in the van and the resident was deceased.” The note documented that the facility’s van driver “was transported to the hospital for medical attention.”
Subsequent observations were made of the van that revealed: “the seatbelt apparatus was not frayed, the bolts were secured, [and there were] no obvious concerns noted.” A member of the maintenance staff at the facility stated that “the van had no safety or other issues” and had been recently inspected.
A member of the administrative staff “verified he/he had not reported the incident to the state agency due to the police investigation determining no abuse or neglect had occurred.” The staff member “would not comment on whether the incident with grievous harm should have been reported to the State agency.”
The nursing facility “failed to have a thorough system in place for training the facility’s drivers of the transportation van on the correct safety measures for securing the facility’s ten residents who travel in wheelchairs.”
As a part of the investigation, it was determined that one resident’s “wheelchair became unsecured on two separate occasions while riding in the facility van and during the last incident [they] experienced a life-threatening situation, which resulted in death. The deficient practice placed any resident transported in a wheelchair in the facility van in Immediate Jeopardy.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Locust Grove Village Nursing Center? Contact the Kansas nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Rush County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including La Crosse.
You will not be charged to discuss your case with our legal team during an initial, free case review. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means that you will owe us nothing until we have secured financial compensation on your behalf.