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The Pavilion at Kenton Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
For many families, detecting neglect or abuse in a nursing home can be challenging, especially if the patient has dementia or other symptoms that mask the common signs of mistreatment. If your loved one was mistreated while residing in a Kenton County nursing facility, contact the Kentucky Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Let our team of lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives adequate monetary recovery for your damages. Time is of the essence. All necessary paperwork must be submitted to the proper county courthouse before the Kentucky statute of limitations expires.The Pavilion at Kenton Nursing Center
This long-term care (LTC) facility is a "for profit" 82-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of Covington and Kenton County, Kentucky. The Medicare/Medicaid-participating home is located at:
401 East 20th Street
Covington, Kentucky, 41014
The Pavilion at Kenton Nursing Center
in addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, the Pavilion at Kenton Nursing Center offers physical, occupational and speech therapies. The home also offers respiratory therapy, restorative therapy, palliative care, respite and short stay care, stroke rehab, an amputee therapy.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Kentucky and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Within the last three years, The Pavilion at Kenton Nursing Center received four formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning this facility can be reviewed on the Kentucky Department of Health Care Nursing Home Reporting Website.Covington Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and Kentucky care home regulatory agencies routinely update their statewide nursing facility database system. The data is then posted on Medicare.gov and the KY Department of Public Health website concerning health violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation date August 10, 2017
- Failure to Provide Care and Assistance to Perform Activities of Daily Living for Any Resident Who Is Unable – citation date [date]
- Failure to Provide Adequate Staffing Every Day to Meet the Needs of Every Resident – citation date March 1, 2018
The state surveyors “determined that the facility failed to establish and maintain an infection control program for [one resident].” During an observation of the home, it was revealed that “the nurse failed to cleanse the site with an alcohol pad.” Additionally, the nurse “exited the room without performing hand hygiene.”
The surveyors interviewed the facility Director of Nursing who said that the “nursing staff is to follow standards of practice related to infection control and administration of injections.” The Director said that the “site is to be cleansed with alcohol [before] injection, and hand hygiene should be performed after the administration of an injection.”
The state surveyors “determined the facility failed to ensure a resident who was unable to carry Activities of Daily Living receives the necessary services to maintain personal hygiene/baths, toileting/incontinence care and attending to the resident’s personal needs.”
Documentation revealed that seven residents “did not receive at least two bath/showers a week per facility protocol and call bells were not answered at times for over an hour. Also, the resident complained of having to wait over an hour or several hours to be toileted or receive incontinence care.”
According to the surveyors, the facility “failed to ensure sufficient staffing to assure residents safety and attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and social well-being of each resident.” The state survey team reviewed the nursing facility’s Call Logs that showed weight times more than an hour for “response time to call lights. Also, review of the shower records revealed [forty-seven residents] went a week or more without receiving a shower.” It was also revealed that “the facility was not staffed sufficiently [to provide] care timely” to ensure the residents’ needs were met.
Was your loved one harmed or injured while living at The Pavilion at Kenton Nursing Center? Contact the Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 now. Our network of attorneys fights aggressively on behalf of Kenton County victims of mistreatment living in long-term facilities including nursing homes in Covington.
Our team of attorneys offers every client a “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This guarantee ensures that you will owe us nothing if we cannot obtain compensation on your behalf. We can provide legal representation starting today to ensure your family is adequately compensated for your damages. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.