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Sandpiper Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Sadly, many residents in nursing facilities nationwide become the victims of mistreatment at the hands of their caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients. In some cases, the nursing home did not hire appropriately trained nurses or never provided adequate supervision that led to elopement from the facility, resident-to-resident assault, and other serious problems.
If your loved one was mistreated or abused while residing in a nursing facility, contact the Kansas Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. We can begin working on your case today.Sandpiper Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care facility is a 134-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Wichita and Sedgwick County, Kansas. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
5808 W 8Th Street North
Wichita, Kansas 67212
Sandpiper Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Sandpiper Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes palliative care, hospice, pain management, medication management, case management, respite care, wound care, psychiatric services and restorative care including speech, occupational and physical therapies.
Federal agencies and the State of Kansas have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the governments can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Sandpiper Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $10,143 fine on October 22, 2018, a $43,262 fine on December 20, 2016, and a $26,375 fine on April 14, 2016, for a total of $79,780.
On April 14, 2016, and December 27, 2017, Medicare denied payment for services rendered at this facility due to poor quality care. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Kansas Long-Term Care State Survey Reports.
The state of Kansas and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all violations.
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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date August 30, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to implement appropriate measures for two residents in the Memory Care Unit to prevent an opposite gender sexual contact.” The resident “had behaviors of wandering and inappropriate undressing on the unit and [another resident of the opposite gender] had behaviors of undressing, wandering the unit without any pants on, wandering into other resident rooms, making sexual comments to staff, and inappropriately touching of self.”
The surveyors determined that the facility “failed to monitor and protect all opposite gender residents on the Memory Care Unit.” One resident’s “behaviors resulted in an Immediate Jeopardy.” The sexually aggressive resident’s Care Plan dated June 19, 2018, instructed the staff “to assist the resident with bathing, grooming, toilet use and transfers due to resident behaviors.”
The Care Plan indicated that “the resident had tendencies to exhibit behaviors of resisting care, potential to be aggressive toward others, fabricate stories and make false accusations.” The documentation shows that the resident had “poor impulse control and refused care.”
The resident would take their “clothes off, spend time in [their] room and would walk into the hallway.” The resident “often undressed after being assisted with dressing. The Care Plan also stated that the resident would often hit, kick or curse at staff.”
The resident’s revised Care Plan dated July 31, 2018, indicated that the resident “enjoyed touching his/her genitals and did not care if other residents were near. The resident exhibited sexual inappropriateness toward staff and other residents. Interventions directed the staff to administer medications as ordered and monitor for side effects and effectiveness. Staff should anticipate and meet the resident’s needs. Intervene as necessary to protect the rights and safety of others, divert attention to remove from situations.”
A Progress Note dated July 31, 2018, shows that the resident “made multiple sexually inappropriate statements to the Aide. Behaviors continue to be monitored throughout the night with no additional statements made by the resident.”
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Sandpiper Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Kansas nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Sedgwick County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Wichita.
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