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Provo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Many families have limited options when providing care to a loved one who requires outside nursing assistance. Typically, the family will choose to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure they receive the best care possible. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect are serious problems in nursing homes across the United States.
If your loved one was victimized through neglect, mistreatment or abuse while living in a Utah County nursing facility, contact the Utah Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for your harm rightfully accountable.Provo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 220-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Provo and Utah County, Utah. The "hospital district government-owned" home is located at:
1001 North 500 West
Provo, Utah 84604
Provo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Provo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes in-house therapy, wound care, pulmonary care, speech-language therapies, and neurological care.
Federal and state investigators can penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that resulted in harm or could have resulted in the harm of a resident. These penalties include imposing monetary fines and denying payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Provo Rehabilitation And Nursing Center for $2,600 on July 21, 2016, citing substandard care.
The nursing home received nine complaints over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Utah Health Facility Licensing, Certification, and Resident Assessment Website.
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Utah and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date November 5, 2015
According to state investigators, the facility “did not ensure the resident environment remain as free of accident hazards as was possible and that each resident received adequate supervision and assistance devices to prevent accidents. Specifically, a resident was observed to elope [wander away] from the secured unit, and a housekeeping closet containing hazardous chemicals was unlocked and unsupervised on the secured unit.”
Documentation shows that on November 4, 2015, at 8:30 AM, the resident “was observed to become verbally aggressive toward a Registered Nurse (RN) when she closed the door in front of him.” The document shows that “he had been trying to get out of the secured unit for half an hour.”
By 10:30 AM that same day, the resident “was observed to have the eloped from the secured unit and was sitting in his wheelchair in front of the exit located within a vacant hallway of the facility.” Additionally, an alarm on the resident’s “wheelchair was observed to be sounding for five minutes before the Social Service Worker noticed he had eloped.”
Approximately “four staff members, including the Social Service Worker, were observed to be on the other side of the door leading to the vacant hallway, an area that was observed to be within earshot of the sounding alarm.”
The surveyors interviewed the Activities Director, who stated that “residents who resided on the secured unit were allowed to attend activities outside of the unit two to three times daily.” The Director stated that “when the resident attended the activity outside of the unit, residents were to be supervised by staff members [for all activities] except church-related activities.”
The Social Service Worker stated that the resident “was not attending a church activity but had eloped through a door located on the secured unit that was not closing and latching securely.” It should be noted that the Activity Director and Social Service Worker “were unsure if [the resident] was attending the church activity when the elopement occurred.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Provo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center? Contact the Utah nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Utah County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Provo.
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