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NHC Healthcare - Murfreesboro Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Is it your duty to protect your loved one from mistreatment while they live in a Rutherford County nursing facility? Are you concerned that they are being mistreated, neglected, or abused by caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients? If so, contact the Tennessee Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure that your loved one receives the dignity and respect they deserve. We will use the law to hold those responsible legally and financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case today to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.
NHC Healthcare - Murfreesboro Nursing Center
This facility is a 181-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, Tennessee. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
420 N University St
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130
NHC Healthcare - Murfreesboro Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, NHC Healthcare - Murfreesboro Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $9,753 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
Tennessee and federal agencies are duty-bound to monitor every nursing home and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify serious violations of nursing home regulations and rules. In some cases, the nursing home receives multiple penalties if surveyors find severe violations that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against NHC Healthcare - Murfreesboro Nursing Center for $9,753 on February 28, 2018, citing substandard care.
The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Tennessee Adult Protective Services Website.
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Murfreesboro Tennessee Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Tennessee and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date February 28, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to prevent falls for [two residents] reviewed for falls. This failure resulted in actual harm for [both residents].”
In one case, a resident’s Conference of Care Plan revealed that the resident “requires assistance with activities of daily living [and] an intervention to assist the patient with transfers using a two-person assist.”
The Post-Fall Nursing Assessment revealed that the resident “had a fall on December 15, 2017, at 9:40 PM.” The patient “was being transferred from the toilet to the wheelchair by a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).” The CNA said that while transferring the patient, “she pulled the wheelchair closer and [the resident] got startled and let go of the CNA.” At that time, the resident “fell backward into the bathtub on the left side and hit her shoulder.”
The documentation indicates that there was pain following the fall at an intense level of seven out of ten. The resident was sent to the hospital, and a Care Plan intervention was made to begin transferring the resident using a gait belt.
The emergency department records indicated that the resident had suffered an injury and “complained of lower back pain, shoulder/hand pain, and tailbone pain.” Physical examination showed an occipital hematoma with no bleeding and moderate swelling.” The emergency room also indicated there was tenderness to the shoulder and lower back.
The investigative team interviewed a CNA who stated that the resident had gotten stronger and they were attempting to let the resident do as much as she wants. The CNA indicated that “she gets anxious when you touch [her] and likes to do things herself.” The investigators asked, “if she used the gait belt to transfer [the resident] after the fall and [the CNA] stated, ‘no. I guess I should because we have enough of them.’”
A Victim of Neglect at NHC Healthcare - Murfreesboro Nursing Center? Contact Us Today for Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at NHC Healthcare - Murfreesboro 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 Rutherford County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Murfreesboro.
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.