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Owensboro Center Nursing Home
Do you suspect that the injury your loved one obtained while living in a Daviess County nursing facility could have been prevented had the nursing staff followed the established procedures and protocols? Was there harm through resident-to-resident abuse or staff-to-resident negligence? If so, contact the Kentucky Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for legal assistance.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to take quick legal action. We have handled cases like yours and can help your family, too. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.Owensboro Center Nursing Home
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Owensboro and Daviess County, Kentucky. The 145-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1205 Leitchfield Road
Owensboro, Kentucky 42303
Owensboro Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Owensboro Center Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the federal government and state of Kentucky nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
The nursing home received three complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Adult Protection Website.
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Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Kentucky Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Needed for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date March 16, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure [one resident] was free from physical restraints imposed for the purposes of discipline or convenience that is not required to treat the resident’s medical symptoms.” The state investigators interviewed staff members who revealed that the resident “would throw him/herself out of his/her chair.”
Observations of the resident on March 14, 2017, and March 15, 2017, revealed that the resident “was sitting in the Broda chair with five straps restraining the resident’s legs. However, there was no documented evidence that facility staff assessed [the resident] and obtained a Physician’s orders for the use of [restraints].”
The investigation involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who “was not interview-able. Further review of the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment revealed that the resident did not have a restraint.”
During an initial tour on March 14, 2017, at 6:45 PM and again at 8:00 PM, the surveyors observed the resident “alone, sitting in a Broda chair in an upright position with five straps across both thighs, affixed with a plastic knuckles on the backside of the resident’s chair, out of reach of the resident.”
At that time, “the resident was yelling, ‘Help me, help me’ and was in his/her room in the dark. He/she was fully dressed in clothes and socks. Upon approach, [the resident] continued to yell, ‘Help me, help me, momma.’”
Further observations occurred the next day on March 15, 2017, on two occasions at 10:21 AM and again at 11:44 AM. The resident at that time “was sitting in the lobby area by the nursing station in front of the television, fully dressed, with regular socks on. The thigh straps were across the resident’s thighs and affixed to the back of the chair with plastic knuckles out of reach of the resident.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s records that “revealed there was no documented evidence that the resident was assessed for the use of thigh straps/restraint per facility policy.” Additionally, “there was no Care Plan for the use of thigh straps/restraint.”
An interview with the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who provided the resident care indicated that “she was not sure when the leg straps were applied and had not been instructed to check and release them. She revealed she was not aware of any fall sustained by the resident while at the facility but stated the resident was admitted after sustaining a broken hip at another facility.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Owensboro Center Nursing Home? Contact the Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Daviess County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Owensboro.
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