Lexington Nursing Home Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Lexington Nursing HomesThe Lexington nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC routinely work with victims of negligence and their families to ensure that homes guilty of poorly treating their residents are held accountable. We are also committed to helping ensure that others won’t need to endure what our clients have suffered by offering educational resources that raise awareness to common concerns and provide information on how to spot the early signs of abuse or neglect. The following list of nursing centers with a history of offering poor care will allow you to avoid placing your loved ones in a facility that is not equipped to provide the level of care that you expect for the people you care about.

Lexington Senior Demographics

The city of Lexington is one of the most educated cities in the nation with a college graduation rate of nearly 40%. It is home to Transylvania University and the University of Kentucky, which are significant contributors to the city’s economy and culture. As home to the Kentucky Horse Park, The Red Mile and Keeneland, it is also considered the Horse Capital of the World.

Lexington is a rapidly expanding city, with population estimates placing its population near 315,000 compared to 295,000 only five years ago. Almost 11% of its population is comprised of senior citizens and thousands of residents are nearing their ages of retirement. The Lexington Senior Center offers services to residents over the age of 60 and their spouses so that those who are looking to remain active and healthy can enjoy events and activities in the company of their likeminded peers.

The senior center is located at 195 Life Lane and offers activities ranging from fitness and nutrition classes to social events and travel. Those interested in upcoming events can sign up for the center’s newsletter by visiting https://www.lexingtonky.gov/lexington-senior-center or contact the center by calling (859) 278-6072.

Lexington Nursing Home Violations

Due to the number of nursing facilities located in the Lexington area, our Lexington nursing injury lawyers are only able to provide information about the worst rated centers. If you would like to research a home not on our list, we recommend using the nursing home compare tool offered by Medicare. It is the same tool we used to compile the data we are providing below and allows you to compare homes side by side to determine which has the better history of providing the quality of care you desire for your loved one. The nursing home compare tool can be accessed at https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html.

Mayfair Manor

3300 Tates Creek Road
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 266-2126
Ownership— For profit corporation
Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes
Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5
2 star rating

Primary concerns: A two star staff quality rating could be the reason this facility is plagued with health and safety violations. Its health inspection history leaves much to be desired. Understaffed facilities often have difficulty tending to the needs of all patients and disease prevention measures, hygiene and cleanliness all tend to suffer.

Cambridge Place

2020 Cambridge Drive
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 252-6747
Ownership— For profit partnership
Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes
Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5
1 star rating

Primary concerns: Despite a commendable staff quality rating and impressive quality measures, this facility received an overall rating of one star. The influencing factor is an unacceptable health inspection rating and until this center can enact measures to protect its residents, it will continue to be an unviable option.

Providence Homestead

1608 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 252-0871
Ownership— For profit corporation
Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes
Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5
1 star rating

Primary concerns: Safety violations plague this nursing home as well and are serious enough to weigh the overall score down despite above average ratings in all other areas. A low health inspection score is indicative of neglect toward environmental safety, medication errors, poor food preparation policies or inadequate disease prevention measures.

Bluegrass Care & Rehabilitation Center

3576 Pimlico Parkway
Lexington, KY 40517
(859) 272-0608
Ownership— For profit corporation
Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes
Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5
1 star rating

Primary concerns: The quality measures rating evaluates how well patients’ needs are met with individualized treatment plans and consideration for medical risk factors and conditions. This facility only scored two stars in this area and its one star health inspection history is unacceptable.

The Most Common Causes of Nursing Abuse are linked to Staff Quality

Our Lexington nursing injury lawyers have witnessed a rapid decline in the quality of nursing care that has corresponded with the influx of for profit companies and major governmental budget cuts toward vital funding nonprofits use to compete and provide the type of care residents truly deserve. One of the primary methods nursing centers reduce overhead is the elimination of staff members, but reducing staff levels too far can cause caregivers to be overtaxed and rushed when they provide care to the many patients they are responsible for.

While there are some exceptions, most cases of neglect are completely unintentional. The people responsible for the victim’s wellbeing need to prioritize patients and provide attention to those in the greatest immediate need and may forget about others. When this results in an injury, the facility may attempt to hide it, making the situation even worse. Here are the most common causes of nursing neglect.

  • Failure to supervise patients. When patients that have certain health risks are not monitored when they are attempting to stand, walk, sit or eat, they may injure themselves. It is important that no patient with a fall risk is allowed to move around without supervision and that those who require assistance while eating have someone present during meals.
  • Medication errors. A combination of multiple prescriptions and a rushed nurse may lead to the improper administration of medication. These errors are extremely common and most are benign, with only minor discomfort resulting from the misapplication of medicines. Some drug interactions or overdoses may be fatal, however, and the nursing home needs to be held accountable when such errors lead to serious medical complications or death.
  • Presence of clutter or unclean environment. Understaffed nursing centers may need to cut corners when making sure that rooms and common areas are kept clean and free of objects that could pose a trip hazard. Patients may also need to live in rooms where their linens are not changed regularly, they are denied proper hygiene and they are exposed to other contaminants. This usually results in the spread of infection.
  • Failure to meet nutritional needs. Every patient’s health history and special needs should be considered when implementing a personalized treatment plan and nutrition is an important part of such a plan. Certain foods may interact with medications and patients’ allergies must be recognized when serving their meals. Understaffed facilities may attempt to streamline the food service, ignoring individual needs. In some cases, patients have gone without meals or suffered from dehydration because there were not enough staff members to serve all of the residents.

Contact a Lexington, KY Lawyer Today to Help Prosecute Your Elder Abuse Case

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC has represented nursing home victims from across the entire nation and we can help you determine whether your loved one is being mistreated and to take the appropriate recourse in the event your suspicions of neglect or abuse are warranted.

Contact us today to arrange a risk free consultation with one of our award winning Lexington nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys so that we can investigate your claim and review your legal options with you. If we are unable to recover compensation on your behalf, our services will be free of charge.

For more information on laws and resources on Kentucky nursing homes look here.

If you are looking for an attorney to assist with an abusive situation in a specific location, please refer to the pages below:

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