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NHC Place at the Trace Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many of the 1.5 million residents in nursing facilities in the U.S. are victims of mistreatment. In some cases, the nursing staff neglects these patients, or caregivers, visitors, employees, and other residents abuse, sexually assault, or mistreat the patient.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Davidson County nursing facility, contact the Tennessee Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family is adequately financially compensated for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.
NHC Place at the Trace Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 90-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee. The Medicare-participating center is located at:
8353 Highway 100
Nashville, Tennessee 37221
NHC Place at the Trace Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, NHC Place at the Trace 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, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government, through nursing home regulatory agencies, can impose fines or deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility with severe violations of rules and regulations. Typically, hefty fines are levied against the nursing home when the most egregious violations have occurred that harmed or could harm a resident.
This nursing facility self-reported a serious problem over the last three years 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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Nashville Tennessee Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Tennessee and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information 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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date August 2, 2017
- Failure to Develop Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date August 2, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to implement interventions for falls for [one resident] reviewed for accident hazards.” The state investigators reviewed the Post-Fall Initial Note that documented that at 7:00 AM on July 23, 2017, the patient was “found in bed with a wound to the head stating he lost his balance and fell.”
The resident “received a half dollar sized contusion on the back of the head with lacerations in the center." The Manager Post-Fall Investigation indicated there was a need to make changes in the Care Plan and place a fall mat at the bedside.
The Interim Care Plan that was written the day before the incident revealed that the resident “was at risk for falls and had an intervention for the bed to be in the lowest position and locked. The Care Plan was updated [the next day] with the additional interventions to place fall mats at the bedside.”
However, when the state investigators observed the resident in their room on July 31, 2017, and again on August 1, 2017, the resident “was lying in his bed with no fall mats at the bedside.” Additionally, observations of the resident’s room on August 1, 2017, revealed that the resident was “lying in bed, the bed was locked in the elevated position, and no fall mats were at the bedside.”
The surveyors interviewed a Registered Nurse (RN) at 3:23 PM who “confirmed the bed was not in the lowest position and there were no fall mats in use.” The Director of Nursing stated that “she expected fall prevention interventions to be followed.”
The facility “failed to ensure measures to prevent the potential spread of infection were followed when [two biohazard storage rooms – 400 Hall and 500 Hall] were observed and had soiled gloves lying on the floor.” Additionally, a Registered Nurse (RN) was observed “during medication administration [who] failed to properly perform hand hygiene.”
Was Your Loved One Injured at NHC Place at the Trace Nursing Center? Our Lawyers Can Help
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at NHC Place at the Trace 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 Davidson County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Nashville.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured a financial recovery on your behalf.