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Rainier Rehabilitation Center
For many family members, detecting abuse and neglect in a nursing facility can be challenging at best, especially if your loved one has symptoms that mask the typical effects of mistreatment. In many cases, friends and family will mistake the natural progression of the aging process or a debilitating disease when actual abuse or neglect is occurring.
If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living in a Pierce County nursing facility, contact the Washington State Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family too. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Rainier Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" home providing services to residents of Puyallup and Pierce County, Washington. The 117-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
920 12th Avenue Southeast
Puyallup, Washington 98372
Rainier Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Rainier Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes in-house therapy, long-term and short-term rehabilitation, and individualized treatment and care plans.
The investigators working for the state of Washington and the federal government have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Rainier Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $36,754 fine on March 19, 2018, and a $33,613 fine on September 26, 2017, for a total of $70,367.
This nursing facility received fifteen complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Website.
The federal government and Washington Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F689 date March 19, 2018
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date March 19, 2018
The state investigative team noted that the “facility failed to report an allegation of potential abuse or neglect for [two residents] when reviewing incidents and accidents. The failure to report a potential allegation of abuse and neglect to the State Agency placed a resident at risk for psychosocial harm and potential abuse and neglect.”
The survey team reviewed an Incident Report of an unwitnessed fall where the resident sustained an injury on February 28, 2018, at 6:00 AM.” The documentation shows that the resident “sustained a hematoma to her eyes. The investigation documented the incident was not reported to the State Agency.”
A review of the investigation of the fall indicated that the resident “had a fall in the bathroom, sustained [an injury, was hospitalized and underwent] surgery. The investigation was incomplete regarding circumstances surrounding the fall, level of supervision received, and the root cause was not identified.”
The Director of Nursing Services stated that “she did not notify the State Agency of the fall with [injuries] because she determined how the fall occurred.”
The nursing home “did not have evidence of thorough investigations for [six residents] reviewed for incidents in accidents. Failure to conduct a thorough investigation to identify the root cause and all contributing factors related to accident hazards and report any significant injuries to the State Agency placed residents at risk for unidentified abuse or neglect. Inappropriate corrective actions and recurrent falls resulted in harm to [one resident].”
The survey team reviewed the facility’s Incident Report logged in Nursing Notes that show one resident “sustained eighteen unwitnessed falls” between November 14, 2017, and March 2, 2018. Further review of the Incident Reports indicates that that resident “fell two times on February 28, 2018. The first fall resulted in a head injury. The second fall investigation showed the resident had increased confusion, as evidenced by forgetting the location of the bathroom, only wore one shoe, and was restless.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Rainier Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Washington nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Pierce County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Puyallup.
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