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Payette Center Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Payette County nursing facility, contact the Idaho Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure you receive monetary compensation. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm legally accountable.
Payette Center Nursing Home
This long-term care center is an 80-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Payette and Payette County, Idaho. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1019 Third Avenue South
Payette, Idaho 83661
Payette Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Payette 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
Both the federal government and the state of Idaho can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
The nursing home received nine complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Idaho Commission on Aging Website.
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Payette Idaho Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Idaho Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, five out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date August 28, 2017
- Failure to Provide Necessary Care and Services to Maintain the Highest Well-Being of Every Resident – citation #F309 date January 27, 2017
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date January 27, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure policies and procedures were in place for the prevention of waterborne pathogens. Failure to provide risk assessment and systems management or testing for water systems has the potential to expose residents to opportunistic waterborne pathogens such as Legionella, which might grow and spread in the facility water system.”
Specifically, “this deficient practice affected all residents, staff, and visitors on the day of the survey.” The investigators interviewed the Infection Control Manager who revealed that the facility tracks trends of outbreaks but “did not have a risk assessment policy in place for the prevention of potential waterborne pathogens which might affect the facility water system.”
The facility “failed to ensure residents received appropriate bowel care. This [failure] was true for [two residents] reviewed for bowel care or pain management.” These “deficient practices placed residents at risk of severe discomfort, bowel impactions, and ongoing pain.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure toxic chemicals were secured. This “failure affected one resident directly and also had the potential to negatively impact all other independently mobile residents who accessed the East Hall.”
Failure to “secure toxic chemicals created the potential for residents to experience severe skin burns, serious eye damage, headaches, G.I. symptoms, and irritation to the eyes, skin, mucous membranes, and respiratory tract if they inhaled, ingested, or exposed to toxic chemicals.”
The state investigative team noticed a door to the utility closet in the East Hall ajar just before noon on January 25, 2017. The room contained hazardous materials, including Clorox bleach, disinfecting cleaners, and other materials that could cause respiratory tract irritation, gastrointestinal irritation, diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea.
The Staff Development Coordinator stated that “the utility closet door should be locked of chemicals were in the room.” The Coordinator stated that “she would get the door fixed as soon as possible” after seeing accessible chemical-containing products.
Abused at Payette Center Nursing Home? Let Us Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Payette Center Nursing Home? Contact the Idaho nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Payette County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Payette.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your case with us today through an initial, free claim consultation. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery for your family. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.