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NHC Healthcare - Lawrenceburg Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Lawrence County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries are the result of negligence by the nursing staff, physical assault by other patients, or physical, sexual, or verbal abuse by others?
If so, contact the Tennessee Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages.
NHC Healthcare - Lawrenceburg Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a 96-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Lawrenceburg and Lawrence County, Tennessee. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
374 Brink St
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 38464
NHC Healthcare - Lawrenceburg Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, NHC Healthcare - Lawrenceburg Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of Tennessee have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Tennessee Adult Protective Services Website.
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Lawrenceburg Tennessee Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and Tennessee Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date June 2, 2017
- Failure to Keep Accurate, Complete and Organize Clinical Records on Each Resident That Meet Professional Standards – citation #F514 date June 2, 2017
The facility “failed to perform hand hygiene to prevent the spread of infection.” The state investigators observed the 100 Hall Nurse’s Station that revealed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) preparing the resident’s medication. At that time, the LPN donned gloves and walked into the resident’s room, knocked on the door, “stopped the tube feeding pump, turned on the faucet with her gloved hand, obtained a cup of water, and turned the water off with her gloved hand.”
The LPN “then disconnected the feeding tube, checked placement by aspiration and auscultation [listening to the body’s internal sounds], flushed the tube with water, administered the medication to the tube, flushed the tube with water, reconnected the feeding, discarded her trash, rinsed the syringe used to administer the medication and placed the syringe in the bag.”
However, the LPN “failed to remove her soiled gloves and perform hand hygiene [before] administering medication to [the resident].” The Director of Nursing confirmed that it was unacceptable “to put on gloves at the nurse’s station, touch items in the room, obtain water from a faucet, turn off the faucet, and administer medications through a Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) tube without performing hand hygiene and changing gloves.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure the medical record was complete and accurate for [one resident].” The state investigators reviewed facility documentation guideline policies and the Nurse’s Notes/Progress Notes used to record the patient status and track changes in their condition.
Next, the investigator’s reviewed the medical record of a resident who had expired at the facility. The Nurse’s Note indicated that the resident “was alert and oriented, receiving oxygen at liters per minute, and had no shortness of breath or pain.”
The document indicates that the staff was “tending to the roommate, then proceeded to check on the patient and found him with no blood pressure, no pulse, and no respirations.” The resident was “discharged to the nursing home.”
Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date June 20, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to keep the environment free of accident hazards as evidenced by the presence of mouthwash and aerosol cans in [two resident rooms].” The Director of Nursing confirmed that it was unacceptable “to have aerosol cans of hairspray at the bedside.”
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Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at NHC Healthcare - Lawrenceburg 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 Lawrence County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Lawrenceburg.
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