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Regis Woods Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Relocating a loved one into a nursing facility can be one of the toughest decisions any family will make. Sadly, cases of abuse, neglect, and mistreatment by caregivers and other residents have increased significantly over the last few decades. In many cases, the patient becomes a victim of mistreatment when subjected to physical, mental and emotional abuse, sexual assault, neglect, and physical exploitation by caregivers, visitors and other patients.
If your loved one is a victim of mistreatment, contact the Kentucky Nursing Home Law Center attorneys today for immediate legal intervention. Let us represent your family to ensure you receive adequate compensation for your damages.Regis Woods Nursing Center
This facility is a 186-certified bed "for profit" long term care home providing services and cares to residents of Louisville and Jefferson County, Kentucky. The Medicare/Medicaid-participating long-term care (LTC) center is located at:
4604 Lowe Road
Louisville, Kentucky, 40220
Regis Woods Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Genesis-associated Regis Woods Nursing Center offers other services. The services include respite care, wound care, IV (intravenous) therapy, Hospice care, wound care, total parenteral nutrition, orthopedic rehab, colostomy care, palliative care, and physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Kentucky and federal agencies are duty-bound to monitor every nursing home and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify serious violations of nursing home regulations. In some cases, the nursing home receives multiple penalties if surveyors find severe violations that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Over the last three years, the government imposed two monetary penalties against Regis Woods Nursing Center citing substandard care. These penalties include a fine of $8778 on July 14, 2017, and an $11,118 fine on August 17, 2018, for a total of $19,896.
During that time, the facility received eleven formally filed complaints and self-reported five serious issues that all resulted in citations. Additional information about penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Kentucky Department of Health Care Nursing Home Reporting Website.Louisville Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Families can review publically available data on every long-term and intermediate care facility in Kentucky by visiting numerous state and federal government databases including the Medicare.gov website and the KY Department of Public Health website.
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 one out of five stars for quality measures. The Jefferson County neglect attorneys at the Nursing Home Law Center have found serious deficiencies and safety concerns at Regis Woods Nursing Center that include:
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date February 23, 2017
- In a separate summary statement dated August 17, 2018, it was noted that the facility “failed to have an effective system in place to ensure adequate supervision of residents.” In this case, the resident “exited the facility without staff knowledge.”
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation date February 23, 2017
The investigators determined “the facility failed to ensure the environment was free of hazards.” During an initial tour, it was observed that to resident accessible bathrooms had a “no emergency pull cords,” along with “unlocked supply closets containing hygiene supplies, with one with razors, and a soiled utility room accessible to residents to contain several containers of soiled linens and clothing.”
The investigator stated that the “facility did not provide a policy pertaining to the storage of personal hygiene, chemicals or razors. The facility did not provide a policy pertaining to locking bathrooms without emergency pull cords.”
A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “went on a break and found the resident in the rear staff parking [lot] approximately eighty feet from the facility, sitting in [their] wheelchair near a garbage dumpster. The resident had on a shirt and pants, and the temperature in the area was 68°F.”
According to investigators, the nursing facility “failed to ensure an effective infection control program” was followed. Observations revealed “oxygen tubing and a urinary catheter collection bag laying on the floor in the residents’ rooms.
The investigators interviewed the Director of Nursing who stated that “oxygen tubing and urine collection bags on the floor were a cause for concern due to increase infection control risks. However, she stated she was unaware of [the resident’s] catheter bag resting on the floor [and was] unaware staff was not placing oxygen tubing and oxygen bags and stated the oxygen tubing on the floor pose an infection control risk.”
Do you believe that your loved one suffered harm through abuse, neglect or mistreatment while living at Regis Woods Nursing Center? If so, 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 Jefferson County victims of mistreatment living in long-term facilities including nursing homes in Louisville.
Let us review your case through a free, initial claim evaluation. Our network of attorneys provides every client with a “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This guarantee means if our legal team is unable to obtain compensation on your behalf, you owe us nothing.