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Northpoint/Lexington Healthcare Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Placing a loved one in a nursing home can be a challenging decision if you are unsure that they will receive the best care by the most professional nursing staff. Unfortunately, many residents in Fayette County nursing facilities become the victims of abuse, mistreatment, or negligence.
If your loved one was victimized by caregivers, residents, or other visitors in their nursing facility, 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. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today.
Northpoint/Lexington Healthcare Center
This Medicare/Medicaid-participating nursing facility is a "for profit" home providing services to residents of Lexington and Fayette County, Kentucky. The 150-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
1500 Trent Boulevard
Lexington, Kentucky, 40515
Northpoint/Lexington Healthcare Center
In addition to providing 24-hour skilled nursing care, Northpoint Lexington Health Care Center offers other services that include physical, speech and occupational therapies, wound care therapy, postoperative care, nutritional management, IV medication therapy, and hospice.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of Kentucky have the legal responsibility to levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if a nursing home has violated established regulations that harm or could have harmed residents.
Within the last thirty-six months, state and federal investigators imposed a substantial monetary fine of $37,605 against Northpoint/Lexington Healthcare Center on May 17, 2017, citing substandard care. During that time, Medicare denied payment for services on the same day.
The facility also received four formally filed complaints and self-reported three serious issues that resulted in citations. Additional information can be reviewed on the Kentucky Department of Health Care Nursing Home Reporting Website concerning this nursing facility.
Lexington Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Families can visit the Kentucky Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov websites to obtain a complete list of violations and opened investigations. The regularly updated information can be used to make a well-informed decision on which LTC facilities in the community provide the highest level of care.
According to Medicare, the facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures. The Fayette County neglect attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center have found serious deficiencies and safety concerns at Northpoint/Lexington Healthcare Center that include:
- Failure to Develop Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation date June 30, 2017
- 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 September 26, 2018
According to the survey team, the nursing home “failed to implement written policies and procedures to ensure all alleged violations of abuse/neglect were reported immediately to the Administrator and two State Agencies, and to ensure a thorough investigation was conducted.”
Documentation revealed that a resident “reported an allegation of abuse on June 24, 2017, related to a State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA).” The surveyors stated that the facility failed to “immediately protect the residents by sending the perpetrator home, reporting the allegation to the State Agencies and conducting an investigation. However, the investigation was not thorough as the facility failed to interview staff who were not involved in the allegation to find out if there were other allegations of abuse by [the residents].”
The state investigative team noted that the nursing home “failed to immediately notify the resident’s Health Care surrogate/responsible party when there was an accident involving the resident.” The documentation shows that the resident sustained a fall. However, “there was no documented evidence that the resident’s Health Care Surrogate was notified of the fall.”
Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation date January 26, 2017
According to the state investigators, the facility “failed to maintain an infection control program to provide a safe, sanitary and comfortable environment, and to help prevent the development and transmission of disease and infection.”
The survey team observed a Certified Medication Technician performing a Finger Stick Blood Sugar test on multiple residents without following proper protocols for cleaning the glucometer according to established procedures between residents.
Were You Victimized at Northpoint/Lexington Healthcare Center? We Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered injuries or harm while living at Northpoint/Lexington Healthcare Center? If so, contact the Kentucky nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 now for immediate legal assistance. Our network of attorneys fights aggressively on behalf of Fayette County victims of mistreatment living in long-term facilities including nursing homes in Lexington.
Let us discuss the merits of your case during a free, initial claim evaluation. We offer every client a “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise ensures that you will owe us nothing if we cannot obtain compensation on your behalf.