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NHC Healthcare - Springfield Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Some statistics show that more than one million Americans currently live in nursing homes. Many of these patients are our mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, children, and friends. Families often relocate their loved one into a nursing home, believing that they will receive the best care and improve their quality of life in a safe environment.
Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in many nursing homes, including those in Robertson County. If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while residing in a nursing home, 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 you receive monetary compensation for your damages.NHC Healthcare - Springfield Nursing Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Springfield and Robertson County, Tennessee. The 107-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
608 8th Ave East
Springfield, Tennessee 37172
NHC Healthcare - Springfield Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, NHC Healthcare - Springfield 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 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.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators from the federal government and Tennessee penalize caregiving facilities identified with severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations by withholding payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines. The higher the penalty usually means the worse offense.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Tennessee Adult Protective Services Website.
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Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Tennessee Department of Public Health website.
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 Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date August 11, 2017
The state investigators reviewed three residents with pressure ulcers. A review of one resident’s medical records and admission MDS (Minimum Data Set) indicated that the severely, cognitively impaired resident “was at risk for developing pressure ulcers and had a Stage IV [life-threatening] pressure ulcer with measurements of 13.0 cm long, 15.0 cm wide, and 6.0 cm deep.”
The Admission Nursing Assessment Report indicated that the resident “had a coccyx/sacral area marked Stage IV sacrum [sore] and the upper thigh/buttock area marked unstageable, and a nursing note documenting decubitus ulcers noted to the sacrum and right thigh with wound care as ordered.”
However, “there was no other wound assessments performed for the Stage IV coccyx/sacral wound or the unstageable upper thigh/buttock wound” on the documentation. The record was signed by a Registered Nurse (RN) and “there was no documentation that wound care orders were received on admission.”
Even though the admission nursing assessment report had been documented on July 14, 2017, the Braden Scale Report was not performed until two days later. That report indicated that the resident was “at high risk for developing a pressure ulcer.” Additionally, the Initial Wound Assessment had “no assessments of the sacral/coccyx or ischial wounds on July 15, 2017, or July 16, 2017.”
The Weekly Wound Assessment Progress Notes dated July 18, 2017, documented that the resident had been readmitted to the facility from a hospital with extensive wounds including a pressure ulcer with bone exposure. The survey team observed the resident in their room with a Registered Nurse (RN) who revealed that the resident “had a large, deep wound of the sacrum” measuring “9.0 cm x 15.0 cm x 5.0 cm” and a “large wound to the upper thigh/buttock region (ischium) with measurements obtained by the RN of 5.5 cm x 5.5 cm x 2.4 cm.”
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) confirmed that the procedure upon admitting a resident to the facility is to follow a checklist to identify wounds and forward that list by fax to the Medical Doctor.
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at NHC Healthcare - Springfield 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 Robertson County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Springfield.
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 will remain confidential.