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Pine Meadows Post Acute Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
The incident rate of neglect and abuse in Fayette County nursing facilities are all too common occurrences when caregivers, employees, and other patients injure residents. Many of these patients are mistreated by the nursing staff and failed to provide sufficient care to meet all of their needs.
If you suspect your loved one was mistreated, it is crucial to contact the Kentucky Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of lawyers has successfully resolved cases exactly like yours and can help your family too. However, time is of the essence. All documentation must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Pine Meadows Post Acute Nursing Center
This long-term care (LTC) facility is a 120-certified bed center providing services to residents of Lexington and Fayette County, Kentucky. The "for profit" Medicare/Medicaid-participating home is located at:
1608 Hill Rise Drive
Lexington, Kentucky, 40504
Pine Meadows Post Acute Nursing Center
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Pine Meadows Post-Acute Center also offers rehabilitation, wound care, respite, hospice care, social services, and activity programs.Financial Penalties and Violations
Kentucky and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed in nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, Pine Meadows Post Acute Nursing Center received one formally filed complaint that resulted in a citation. Additional information about penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Kentucky Department of Health Care Nursing Home Reporting Website.Lexington Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility in Kentucky. Families can obtain the same publically-available information by visiting numerous state and federal government databases including the KY Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures. The Fayette County neglect attorneys at the Nursing Home Law Center have found serious deficiencies and safety concerns at Pine Meadows Post Acute Nursing Center that include:
- Failure to Operate and Provide Services According to Federal, State, and Local Laws and Professional Standards – citation date June 8, 2017
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation date June 8, 2017
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Meet Professional Standards of Quality – November 30, 2016
The state investigators documented that the nursing home “failed to ensure new hires were not listed on the Kentucky Adult Caregiver Misconduct Registry as per State Regulations.” The citation involved four newly hired employees.”
A comprehensive review of personnel files revealed: “no documented evidence the facility submitted a query to the Cabinet to see if employees were listed in the Kentucky Adult Caregiver Misconduct Registry.”
According to the state investigators, the nursing home “failed to implement the written policies and procedures that prohibit misappropriation of resident property.” The documentation shows that the facility was notified by a resident of an allegation of the resident’s missing property.
The state surveyors stated that the “facility failed to recognize the allegation of misappropriation of property and did not conduct an investigation or report the allegation to the State Agencies as per policy.”
The survey team noted that the nursing home “failed to ensure services were provided according to accepted standards of practice for one resident.” According to facility documentation, the resident “left the facility to go home on a pass with [their] daughter on November 24, 2016. However, the licensed staff failed to check the pass medications sent from the pharmacy to ensure they were correct according to current Physician’s orders.”
As a result, “the medication sent home with the resident were incorrect as the medications for the resident’s pass were sent to the facility from the pharmacy [the day before the [new physician’s ordered medications were ordered].”
Do you believe that your loved one suffered injury or harm while living at Pine Meadows Post Acute Nursing Center? If so, contact the Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 now for immediate legal intervention. 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 an initial, free case consultation. We offer each client a “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning all fees are waived if we cannot obtain compensation to recover your damages. We can begin representing you in your case today to ensure you receive adequate compensation for your damages. All the information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.