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Riverside Care and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Has your loved one suffered mistreatment at the hands of caregivers, visitors or other residents while residing in a McLean County nursing facility? Do you suspect that their injuries, facility-acquired bedsores or falling incidents could have been prevented? Contact the Kentucky Nursing Home Law Center attorneys today for immediate legal intervention.
Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf to ensure your family is adequately compensated for your monetary damages. Time is of the essence. All paperwork must be filed before the Kentucky statute of limitations expires.
Riverside Care and Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare/Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" facility providing services and cares to residents of Calhoun and McLean County, Kentucky. The 79-certified bed long-term care (LTC) nursing home is located at:
190 East Hwy 136
Calhoun, Kentucky, 42327
Riverside Care and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Riverside Care & Rehab Center offers other services including clinical care, and physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of Kentucky are authorized to penalize any nursing home with monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services when the facility has been cited for serious violations of regulations.
Within the last three years, nursing home regulators imposed a monetary fine of $63,440 against Riverside Care and Rehabilitation Center on May 20, 2016, citing substandard care. Also, the facility received four formally filed complaints and self-reported one serious issue 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.
Calhoun Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Kentucky and Medicare.gov routinely update their long-term care home database system. This information details information about violations that can be found on numerous sites including the KY Department of Public Health.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures. The McLean County neglect attorneys at the Nursing Home Law Center have found serious deficiencies and safety concerns at Riverside Care and Rehabilitation Center that include:
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date April 4, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date September 26, 2017
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Meet Professional Standards of Quality – citation date July 20, 2017
- Failure to Maintain Drug Records and Properly Marked or Labeled Drugs and Other Similar Products According to Accepted Professional Standards – citation date August 11, 2016
According to state investigators, the facility “failed to establish and maintain an infection prevention and control program designed to provide a safe, sanitary and comfortable environment.” The nursing home also “failed to help prevent the development and transmission of communicable diseases.” The surveyors stated that the facility failed to wash hands when passing medications to different residents.
The state surveyors noted that the facility “failed to identify an assisted transfer to the floor as a fall for [one resident], which resulted in the facility failing to assess the resident each shift for seventy-two hours.”
The survey team also noted that the facility failed to “notify the Physician and the family and failed to document assessment and pertinent facts and incidents in the Event Manager” form. The facility also failed to “make oncoming staff aware [of the resident’s injuries] per facility policy.”
The surveyor stated that the facility “failed to provide nursing services to meet professional standards when a [former] Director of Nursing directed the Medical Records Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to write orders to discontinue or change medications for [ten] residents.” As a result, residents missed doses of medications including blood pressure medication. In another incident, another resident’s medications were discontinued even though the Physician had not changed the order.
The surveyors noted the facility “failed to ensure medications were dated when opened to ensure safe administration of medications.” The deficiency involved three medication carts and two medication refrigerators.” The survey team noted that there were “multiple doses of insulin vials opened and not dated.” Additionally, there were observations of insulin vials that had expired “twenty-eight days after opening.”
Mistreated at Riverside Care and Rehabilitation Center? We Can Help
Was your loved one injured or did they die prematurely while living at Riverside Care and Rehabilitation Center? 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 McLean County victims of mistreatment living in long-term facilities including nursing homes in Calhoun.
We provide every potential client an initial, free case review to discuss their legal options. We offer every client a “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise ensures that you will owe us nothing if we cannot obtain compensation on your behalf.