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NHC Healthcare - Knoxville Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many families have limited options when providing care to a loved one who requires outside nursing assistance. Typically, the family will choose to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure they receive the best care possible. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect are serious problems in nursing homes across the United States.
If your loved one was victimized through neglect, mistreatment, or abuse while living in a Knox County nursing facility, contact the Tennessee Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for your harm rightfully accountable.
NHC Healthcare - Knoxville Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Knoxville and Knox County, Tennessee. The 129-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
809 East Emerald Ave
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917
NHC Healthcare - Knoxville Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, NHC Healthcare - Knoxville Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, assisted and independent living options, medically-complex care, respiratory care, bariatric care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $2,446 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Tennessee and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against NHC Healthcare - Knoxville Nursing Center for $2,446 on October 20, 2016, citing substandard care. This nursing home received three complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Tennessee Adult Protective Services Website.
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Knoxville Tennessee Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Tennessee Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date June 3, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to report an allegation of abuse to the State Survey Agency timely for [one resident] reviewed for abuse.” A review of the Facility Investigation dated May 27, 2019, revealed that the resident “reported an allegation of inappropriate contact to a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.”
The Therapy Assistant “immediately reported the incident to the Administrator, Director of Nursing, and the Physician.” The resident “alleges the incident occurred the morning of May 25, 2019 but [they] did not report it to the facility until May 27, 2019.”
The Physician examined the resident at 12:30 PM on May 27, 2019, and there were “no obvious physical injuries or conclusive findings discovered.” The resident “was transferred to the local hospital for further examination by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and no clinical findings of an assault were discovered.”
The facility “reported the incident to the State Survey Agency on May 27, 2019” at 3:23 PM, which was “six hours and thirty-eight minutes after the facility was aware of the allegation.” The facility Administrator confirmed that they had “failed to report the allegation” until six hours and thirty-eight minutes after they were aware of the incident and “failed to follow facility policy.”
This investigation was conducted through interviews, a review of facility Investigation Documentation, and a review of medical records and facility policies.
A Victim of Neglect at NHC Healthcare - Knoxville Nursing Center? Contact Us Today for Help
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, sexual assault, or neglect while living at NHC Healthcare - Knoxville Nursing Center? Contact the Tennessee nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Knox County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Knoxville.
You will not be charged to discuss your case with our legal team during an initial, free case review. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means that you will owe us nothing until we have secured financial compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices concerning your monetary recovery case will remain confidential.