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Morgantown Care and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Many families have no other choice than to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure that the quality of life is maximized. Unfortunately, abuse, mistreatment, and neglect occur all too often in nursing homes throughout Kentucky. Sometimes, the professional nursing staff neglects to provide care at a level that meets all the patient’s needs. Other times, the resident is victimized through physical, mental, or emotional abuse or sexual assault by caregivers, employees or other patients.
If your loved one was mistreated while residing in a Butler County nursing facility, contact the Kentucky Nursing Home Law Center attorneys today for immediate legal intervention. We can use our legal skills to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held accountable.
Morgantown Care and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing home is a "for profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Morgantown and Butler County, Kentucky. The Medicare/Medicaid-participating 122-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
201 South Warren Street
Morgantown, Kentucky, 42261
Morgantown Care and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Morgantown Care & Rehab Center also offers clinical services and rehabilitative services including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of Kentucky are authorized to penalize any nursing home with monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services when the facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, investigators levied two monetary and penalties against Morgantown Care and Rehabilitation Center citing substandard care. These penalties include a $54,770 fine on August 26, 2016, and a $9428 fine on December 7, 2017. Also, the nursing home received two formally filed complaints and self-reported one issue that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Kentucky Department of Health Care Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Morgantown Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The Kentucky and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system containing the complete list of all dangerous hazards, safety concerns, health violations, incident inquiries, opened investigations, and filed complaints. This information can be found on numerous websites including Medicare.gov and the KY Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, the 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. The Butler County neglect attorneys at the Nursing Home Law Center have found serious deficiencies and safety concerns at Morgantown Care and Rehabilitation Center that include:
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date June 7, 2018
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation date April 28, 2017
According to the state investigator, after reviewing the medical records and interviewing staff, it was documented that the facility “failed to establish and maintain an infection and prevention and control program designed to provide a safe, sanitary and comfortable environment.” The facility also “failed to help prevent the development and transmission of communicable diseases and infections related to improper hand hygiene.”
According to the state survey team, the nursing home “failed to notify the Physician when there is a need to alter treatment for [one resident].” Also, the Nursing Home failed to notify the resident’s “Physician when [the resident] when more than three days without a bowel movement per the facility bowel movement protocol and facility policy.”
After reviewing the resident’s Admission MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment, it was revealed that “the resident had not had a bowel movement for the past seven days while in the facility.” A review of the resident’s documentation revealed that the resident had actually gone “eleven days without a bowel movement.”
However, a review of the Nurse’s Notes revealed: “there was no documented evidence [that the resident’s] Physician was made aware of the resident not having a bowel movement for three or more days and the possible need to alter treatment.”
Neglected or Abused at Morgantown Care and Rehabilitation Center? We Can Help
Do you believe that your grandparent, parent or spouse died prematurely or suffered serious injury while a resident at Morgantown Care and Rehabilitation Center? If so, contact the Kentucky nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 today. Our network of attorneys fights aggressively on behalf of Butler County victims of mistreatment living in long-term facilities including nursing homes in Morgantown. Let us discuss your case with you during a free, initial case evaluation.
Our network of attorneys provides every client with a “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This guarantee means if our legal team is unable to obtain compensation on your behalf, you owe us nothing. Let our network of attorneys start working on your case today to ensure your family receives the financial compensation they deserve for your harm.