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McPherson Operator Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
If it was necessary to place your loved one in a McPherson County nursing facility, your family likely researched the best location in the community that provides their residents with the highest level of care. You likely were never concerned they were the victim of abuse or neglect by caregivers, visitors or other patients and are horrified to learn they have been mistreated.
The Kansas Nursing Home Law Center attorneys have handled many cases like yours, and we can help your family too. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to seek justice and obtain financial compensation to recover your damages.McPherson Operator Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 45-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Mcpherson and Mcpherson County, Kansas. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
1601 N Main Street
McPherson, Kansas 67460
State and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home cited for serious violations of regulations and rules. These penalties include levying monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against McPherson Operator Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include an $8,125 fine on August 02, 2018, a $14,300 fine on November 02, 2017, and a $57,771 fine on November 02, 2016, for a total of $80,196.
Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Kansas Long-Term Care State Survey Reports.
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Kansas long-term care home from various online publically available sources including the Department of Public Health website 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 one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date August 2, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to provide adequate supervision to prevent [one resident] from leaving the building without staff supervision.” The resident “was found approximately two blocks away from the facility. The deficient practice placed [the resident] in Immediate Jeopardy.”
The resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment showed that the resident requires “staff to supervise with bed mobility, transfers, locomotion on-and-off the unit, eating, dressing, and personal hygiene.” The resident’s June 20, 2018, ADL (activities of daily living) Care Area Assessment documented that “the resident is ambulating with a four-wheel walker and staff supervision.”
The resident July 27, 2018, revised Care Plan documents that the resident is “at risk for elopement due to a history of attempts to leave the facility unattended.” The resident’s Care Plan always instructed the staff members to provide one on one supervision, and to “check the resident’s wander guard [bracelet that sets often alarm on resident’s wearing when attempt to exit the building without an escort) bracelet every shift.”
On June 23, 2018, just after noon, documentations were made in the resident’s Nursing Notes. The note stated that the resident attempted to “go outside through the front entrance door, was confused, uncooperative and stated [they] work for Trump now and needed to get out of the facility.” The notes documented that “the activity Director escorted the resident back to [their] room.”
However, on July 2, 2018, at 2:06 PM, a social service note documented that “the social service worker was notified by the nursing staff [that] the resident had gone out the door when someone else was entering the facility. The note documented social service staff when outside with the nursing staff, greeted the resident and asked [the resident how they were] feeling.”
On July 17, 2018, the facility’s Wandering and Elopement Evaluation Form documented that “the resident was alert and oriented.” The documentation stated that the resident “had no wandering/exit seeking patterns and did not have a wander guard bracelet.”
The 7:04 PM July 27, 2018, Nurses Note documented that the resident “was unsupervised outside smoking during a smoke break, stood on [their] walker and try to climb over the fence to get out.” At that time, “another resident outside saw [that resident and stop them].”
At 8:05 PM, the Incident Report documented that the resident “left the building” and “was observed by another resident walking past his/her window and reported it to the staff.” In response, the staff “immediately proceeded to follow the resident toward the direction given by the reporting resident. The report documents the resident was located across the street ambulating with his/her four-wheeled walker and was immediately brought back to the facility.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at McPherson Operator Nursing Center? Contact the Kansas nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Mcpherson County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including McPherson.
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