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Law Firm Represents Injured Legacy Hilo Rehab and Nursing Center Residents

To protect the public, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the State of Hawaii routinely inspect and survey every nursing facility on all the islands. Their efforts involving unscheduled visits and unannounced investigations help identify serious violations and deficiencies occurring at the nursing home.

When problems are identified, the nursing facility is given the opportunity to make improvements promptly to ensure the health and well-being of every resident are protected and maintained.

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jail.jpgWhenever I hear about a “remotely-operated” care home, I automatically become a bit suspicious. Patients in any nursing home deserve ‘round-the-clock care, so I wonder sometimes how these “facilities” can get away with such bare-bones staffing.

I was reminded of this disturbing reality recently as I read through a horrifying story from Hawaii.

According to The Maui News an 86-year-old patient in an unnamed “community care facility” in Oahu became so neglected that he developed 11 fatal stage-four bed sores. His main caretaker, nurse Ross Rasmussen, says he only checked in on his patient once a month.

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