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Lynnwood Post Acute Rehabilitation Center
The Washington Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys represents victims of nursing home assault and abuse occurring in the State of Washington. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases where the medical team, Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, visitors, employees, or other patients mistreated Snohomish County nursing home residents.
If your loved one was injured, neglected, or abused at any Washington State nursing facility, contact us today. Let us represent your family to ensure you receive monetary compensation to recover your damages.Lynnwood Post Acute Rehabilitation Center
Formally Emerald Hills Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing
This long-term care center is a 95-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Lynnwood and Snohomish County, Washington. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
5821 188th Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington 98037
Lynnwood Post Acute Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Lynnwood Post Acute Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes outpatient care, discharge plans, social services, dietary services, and individualized care plans.
Federal agencies and the State of Washington have a legal responsibility to monitor 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.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Lynnwood Post Acute Rehabilitation Center for $87,945 on September 16, 2016, citing substandard care.
This nursing home received eleven complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Website.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Washington Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two 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 Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F157 date September 16, 2016
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to notify a resident’s legal representative/family member or Physician of a change in condition.” The deficient practice involved two residents “reviewed for notification of change.”
“The “failure to provide prompt notification of a decline in condition prevented the family from being able to advocate for [both residents].” In one incident, a resident’s Progress Note stated that the resident “was pale, oxygen saturation was 71% (values under 90% are considered below), and oxygen was started.”
A subsequent Progress Note dated the same day at 11:03 PM stated: “her lungs were congested, and she requires the use of an inhaler twice during the evening.” Reviewing the Progress Note revealed, “no documentation that the resident’s responsible party was notified of a change of condition resulting in medical intervention.”
The surveyors interviewed a licensed nurse who stated that “when a resident had a change of condition, she would notify the family or responsible party.” The Interim Director of Nursing Services stated that “the resident experienced a change of condition; the Licensed Nurse was responsible for notifying the resident’s responsible party (one applicable).”
A review of the resident’s Progress Notes dated September 1, 2016, revealed that “the resident had a brief ‘out of it’ moment and was drooling, then quickly returned to baseline. The Progress Notes revealed a resident’s daughter was concerned the resident may have a urinary tract infection and requested a urinalysis test be done.” The results of the UTI test “revealed the resident had a urinary tract infection.”
However, a review of the resident’s clinical record “revealed no documentation that the resident’s family or Physician had been notified.” This failure to provide documentation was confirmed by the Interim Director of Nursing Services who was “unable to find documentation the facility had to notify the resident’s family or Physician of the positive urine culture results.”
A subsequent Progress Note from 31 minutes later stated: “nine days after the test results, revealed the facility notified the resident’s physician of the positive urine culture and sensitivity results.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Lynnwood Post Acute Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Washington nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Snohomish County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Lynnwood.
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