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Olympia Transitional Care and Rehabilitation
Many families have limited options on how to handle the care of a loved one who requires medical professionals in a skilled nursing environment. Typically, reputable nursing homes follow established procedures and protocols to ensure that every resident’s needs are met. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in some facilities in Washington.
If your loved one was victimized while living in a Thurston County nursing facility, contact the Washington Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers represent your family to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today.Olympia Transitional Care and Rehabilitation
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Olympia and Thurston County, Washington. The 135-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
430 Lilly Road Northeast
Olympia, Washington 98506
Olympia Transitional Care and Rehabilitation
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Olympia Transitional Care and Rehabilitation offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long-term rehabilitation and hands-on therapeutic approaches.
Washington and federal government agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines or denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed six monetary penalties against Olympia Transitional Care And Rehabilitation, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $12,760 fine on January 25, 2019, a $20,680 fine on May 01, 2018, a $19,039 fine on December 15, 2017, a $48,965 fine on October 25, 2017, a $129,668 fine on April 28, 2017, and a $55,328 fine on January 31, 2017, for a total of $286,440.
This nursing facility received thirty-seven complaints and self-reported twenty-two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Website.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Washington Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this 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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date March 13, 2019
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date October 9, 2018
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to thoroughly investigate allegations of abuse including rough handling that caused a delay in identifying interventions to prevent resident injury.” This failure “placed residents at risk of rough handling, injury, and abuse and neglect.”
The investigation involved a resident who requires “extensive assistance of 2+ persons with transfers [and] extensive physical assistance with transferring.” A review of the Facility Incident Report dated February 9, 2019, documents that the resident “was transferred from her bed to her wheelchair. The following day, [the resident] reported to staff her back was injured during a transfer the previous day.”
The “facility’s investigation documented the resident felt a squeezing type of discomfort during the transfer attempt when staff placed their hands on the resident back to support her during the transfer.” The incident report plan stated “placed [the resident] on alert, monitor, Physician notified, continue with pain monitor and medication management.”
The investigators interviewed a nursing assistant who said that the resident “could be difficult and always refused to allow the staff to use a gait belt.” The staff member said that the resident “requires two people to transfer her because she was too weak to hold herself.”
However, the staff member indicated that staff “did not routinely transfer [the resident] with two people.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure allegations of abuse was reported immediately to the State Agency.” This failure “placed residents at risk for abuse, neglect, and diminished quality of life.”
Documentation revealed that a resident “said she heard her roommate say ‘Oh, you hurt me twice’ when the resident was being assisted by an Agency Aide in the bathroom.” The resident “said her roommate came out of the bathroom [saying] she hurt me.”
The Licensed Practical Nurse showed that the resident “reported to her that the incident had occurred the night before [and] she had been informed the morning after that rough handling episode and went directly to [other staff members including a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and the Resident Care Manager] to get advice.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Olympia Transitional Care and Rehabilitation? Contact the Washington nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Thurston County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Olympia.
Our legal team offers every client a free, initial case consultation. Additionally, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you do not owe us anything until we have secured monetary compensation on your behalf.