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Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
The nursing staff and administration at every Kentucky nursing facility has a legal and ethical obligation to ensure they provide each patient with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, abuse, neglect, and mistreatment happen too often in nursing facilities throughout Rockcastle County.
If your loved one is the victim of mistreatment at the hands of caregivers, patients or visitors, it is crucial to contact the Kentucky Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now. Let our team of lawyers handle your case to ensure your family is adequately compensated for your damages and those responsible for the harm are held legally accountable.Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare/Medicaid-participating long-term care (LTC) center is a "for profit" 104-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Brodhead and Rockcastle County, Kentucky. The facility is located at:
371 West Main Street
Brodhead, Kentucky, 40409
Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Rockcastle Health & Rehab Center offers clinical services and rehabilitative services that include physical, occupational and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Kentucky and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home 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, Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center received five formally filed complaints and self-reported to serious issues that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Kentucky Department of Health Care Nursing Home Reporting Website.Brodhead Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Kentucky routinely updates their long-term care home database systems to detail all violations. This information can be found online on Medicare.gov 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures. The Rockcastle County neglect attorneys at the Nursing Home Law Center have found serious deficiencies and safety concerns at Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center that include:
- Failure to Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores – citation date March 15, 2018
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date March 15, 2018
- Failure to Provide Services That Builds or Keeps the Resident’s Dignity and Respect of Individuality – citation date January 26, 2017
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date January 26, 2017
The state investigators documented that the nursing facility “failed to provide the necessary treatment and services” for one resident “to promote healing of pressure ulcers.” A nurse consultant revealed that the facility’s procedure “was to perform weekly skin assessment with wound measurements to monitor pressure ulcers for worsening.” However, there was “no clinical documentation of weekly measurements of [the resident’s] right heel pressure ulcer.”
The surveyors noted the facility “failed to establish and maintain an effective infection control program” and “failed to ensure that infection control policies and procedures were implemented to prevent the spread of infection” for one resident.
The event involved a resident who had acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (a highly contagious infection). The survey team observed the resident “lying in bed with [their] eyes closed. There was no Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) or evidence of a sign at the door” indicating that the staff and all visitors must take appropriate measures to prevent the spread of infection when entering the room.
According to investigators, the facility “failed to treat [two residents] with respect and dignity in a manner that promotes maintenance and enhancement of [their] quality of life.” One incident involved observations of a resident receiving incontinence care without the staff “closing the resident’s curtain,” when their private parts were exposed.
The survey team noted the facility “failed to provide adequate supervision to prevent falls in accidents.” In one incident, resident “was assessed to require the assistance of two individuals for bed mobility and the facility provided only one staff person to assist [the resident.”
The resident sustained injuries from a fall due to a lack of needed care. As a result, the resident “received skin tears to the left shin and right shin, and abrasion to the right foot, and first aid treatment provided by and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)” who notified “the doctor and the family.”
Was your loved one neglected or abused while living at Rockcastle Health 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 Rockcastle County victims of mistreatment living in long-term facilities including nursing homes in Brodhead.
We will provide an initial, free consultation to discuss the merits of your case. Our network of attorneys provides every client with a “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This guarantee ensures that your family will owe us nothing if we are unable to obtain compensation on your behalf.