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Nim Henson Geriatric Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Do you suspect that your loved one has been mistreated while living in a Breathitt County nursing facility? If so, contact the Kentucky Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of lawyers has extensive experience in handling cases just like yours and can help your family too. Let us begin working on your case now to ensure your family is adequately compensated for your monetary damages.Nim Henson Geriatric Center
This long-term care (LTC) facility is a "for profit" 120-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of Jackson and Breathitt County, Kentucky. The Medicare/Medicaid-participating home is located at:
420 Jett Drive
Jackson, Kentucky, 41339
Federal government nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or monetary fine when the facility has been cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, state and federal nursing home regulators imposed a massive $132,400 fine against Nim Henson Geriatric Center citing numerous deficiencies in substandard care. During that time, the facility also received two formally filed complaints and self-reported one serious issue that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning this facility can be reviewed on the Kentucky Department of Health Care Nursing Home Reporting Website.Jackson Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Medicare.gov and the Kentucky Department of Public Health website. These regulatory agencies routinely update the comprehensive list of opened investigations, incident inquiries, dangerous hazards, health violations, filed complaints, and safety concerns on facilities statewide.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures. The Breathitt County neglect attorneys at the Nursing Home Law Center have found serious deficiencies and safety concerns at Nim Henson Geriatric Center that include:
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation date June 7, 2018
- Failure to Provide Safe and Appropriate Respiratory Care for Resident When Needed – citation date June 7, 2018
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date June 7, 2018
- Failure to Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores – citation date April 20, 2017
- Failure to Give Proper Treatment to Residents with Feeding Tubes – citation date April 20, 2017
According to the state investigators, the nursing home “failed to notify a Physician for [one resident] when the resident needed to alter treatment significantly.” The resident “had Physician’s orders for [a laxative medication] to treat constipation.”
The facility “failed to notify the resident’s Physician of a need to alter treatment when the resident began and having two to three bowel movements per day for the past month and had three loose bowel movement since breakfast that morning.” The investigators interviewed and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to reveal “the night shift nurse was required to review all resident output records,” and the resident’s “Medical Doctor should have been notified that the resident was having two to three bowel movements per day.”
The investigative team documented that the nursing facility “failed to provide respiratory care consistent with Physician’s orders.” The resident “had a Physician’s order for oxygen at 4 Liters. The facility failed to ensure oxygen was provided to the resident.”
The surveyors noted that the facility “failed to ensure and maintain an infection prevention and control program for” one resident receiving incontinence care. Documentation shows that the facility “failed to utilize proper hand hygiene and infection control.”
The surveyors noted that the “facility failed to ensure a resident having pressure sores received adequate care to promote healing and prevent infection.” The state surveyors noted that during an observation of wound care, the nursing staff did not clean the resident’s wound “per Physician’s orders.”
The surveyors documented that the nursing home “failed to ensure residents with gastronomy tube’s received appropriate treatment and services to prevent complications.” According to the documentation, a Registered Nurse (RN) providing the resident care “failed to verify placement before administration of medications. Also, [the RN] administered to medications to [the resident]. However, the nurse failed to flush between medications,” as required by established standards of care.
Was your loved one injured or harmed while living at Nim Henson Geriatric Center? Contact the Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 now for legal assistance. Our network of attorneys fights aggressively on behalf of Breathitt County victims of mistreatment living in long-term facilities including nursing homes in Jackson.
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