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Signature Healthcare of Glasgow Rehab and Wellness Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Any mistreatment occurring in a nursing facility can constitute neglect or abuse if it happens at the hands of caregivers, family members, friends, visitors or another patient. Every nursing facility has a legal obligation to protect each resident in a safe, compassionate environment.
If your loved one suffered harm or died unexpectedly while residing in a Barren County nursing facility, contact the Kentucky Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers handle your case to ensure that you receive adequate monetary recovery for your financial damages.
Signature Healthcare of Glasgow Rehab and Wellness Center
This Medicare/Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" facility providing services and cares to residents of Glasgow and Barren County, Kentucky. The 68-certified bed long-term care (LTC) nursing home is located at:
220 Westwood St.
Glasgow, Kentucky, 42141
Signature Healthcare of Glasgow Rehab and Wellness Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Signature Healthcare of Glasgow offers clinical services and rehabilitative services that include physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Kentucky and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Within the last three years, nursing home regulators imposed a monetary fine of $64,968 against Signature Healthcare of Glasgow Rehab and Wellness Center on February 8, 2017, citing substandard care. Also, the facility received four formally filed complaints that resulted in citations. Additional information concerning this facility can be reviewed on the Kentucky Department of Health Care Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Glasgow Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Both the Kentucky Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov regularly update their database systems to reflect details on all nursing home violations and citations statewide.
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 Barren County neglect attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center have found serious deficiencies and safety concerns at Signature Healthcare of Glasgow Rehab and Wellness Center that include:
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Meet Professional Standards of Quality – citation date April 20, 2018
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date April 20, 2018
- Failure to Provide Care for Residents That Builds or Maintains Their Dignity and Respect of Individuality – citation date February 8, 2017
The state investigators “determined that the facility failed to follow the implementation of delivering a gastric tube feeding for [one resident].” The surveyors observed a resident lying “flat in bed with a tube feeding flowing.” A Registered Nurse (RN) was asked if the tube feeding was on due to the feeding.” At that time, the pump was covered with a pillowcase for dignity, and it was impossible to view the pump.
The RN stated that they were not sure, then “moved the pillowcase which revealed the feeding pump was running at 25 mL per hour and paused the pump.” The RN stated later that day that “the head of the bed appeared to be flat and the feeding pump should have been paused whenever the head of the bed was flat” to prevent medical issues.
According to investigators, the facility “failed to establish and maintain an infection prevention and control program designed to provide a safe, sanitary and comfortable environment.” The facility also failed to “help prevent the development and transmission of communicable diseases and infections.”
The state investigators observed two Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) who were “wearing gloves upon entrance to the room [when] equipment was already set up to provide incontinence care.” One CNA “removed trash bags from her pocket, opened the bags, and placed the open bag on the floor with gloves on. She proceeded to clean the sides of the resident’s groin area, then with the middle of the washcloth, she cleaned the front peri-area and did not change gloves,” which might have been contaminated.
The surveyors determined “the facility failed to promote care for residents in a manner and an environment that maintained/enhances resident’s dignity and respect in full recognition of [their] individuality.” The nursing home also failed to “refrain from practices demeaning to [two residents].”
In one incident, the facility “failed to empty [the resident’s colostomy bag promptly], resulting in the bag bursting open and spilling feces on the resident.” The resident stated that “it was so humiliating and dirty.”
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Was your loved one neglected or abused while living at Signature Healthcare of Glasgow Rehab and Wellness Center? Contact the Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 now free immediate legal assistance. Our network of attorneys fights aggressively on behalf of Barren County victims of mistreatment living in long-term facilities including nursing homes in Glasgow.
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