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Signature Healthcare of Mccreary County Rehab and Wellness Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Do you suspect that your loved one was mistreated while residing in a McCreary County nursing facility? If so, it is imperative to contact the Kentucky Nursing Home Law Center attorneys for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf to ensure your family is adequately compensated for your monetary losses. We can begin building a legal strategy on your case today.Signature Healthcare of Mccreary County Rehab and Wellness Center
This facility is a 60-certified bed "for profit" long term care home providing services and cares to residents of Pine Knot and McCreary County, Kentucky. The Medicare/Medicaid-participating long-term care (LTC) center is located at:
58 Cal Hill Road
Pine Knot, Kentucky, 42635
Signature Healthcare of Mccreary County Rehab and Wellness Center
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Signature Health Care of Macready County Rehab and Wellness Center also offers other services. The services include respiratory care, wound care, hospice, palliative care, diabetic and cardiac care, pain management, IV (intravenous) administration, and rehabilitative services including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
The state of Kentucky routinely monitors every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, nursing home regulators imposed a monetary fine of $52,333 against Signature Healthcare of Mccreary County Rehab and Wellness Center on April 12, 2016, 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.Pine Knot Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Nursing home regulators routinely update their statewide nursing facility database system and post the data on Medicare.gov and the KY Department of Public Health website. The information contains historical details of health violations of every facility 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.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation date December 7, 2016
- Failure to Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores – citation date March 1, 2018
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date March 1, 2018
The investigative team noted that the facility “failed to report an allegation of abuse to the facility’s Administrator, the State Survey Agency, and other officials [according to] State law.” The incident involved two occasions where a resident “reported a man came into his/her room and physically abused him/her. There was no evidence the allegation was reported to the Administrator according to the facility policy and the facility failed to investigate the allegation.”
According to state surveyors, the facility “failed to ensure one resident received care, consistent with professional standards of practice to promote wound healing and prevent infection. The facility staff failed to follow hand hygiene protocol during wound care for [the resident].”
A review of the facility’s Event Note revealed that the resident “had developed a pressure area to the coccyx. The wound was assessed to be a Suspected Deep Tissue Injury (SDTI).” During wound care, the Assistant Director of Nursing “removed the soiled dressing from the resident’s coccyx/buttocks with gloved hands” but failed to “perform hand hygiene after removing gloves and [before] putting on clean gloves.”
The state surveyors noted the facility “failed to maintain an effective infection control program for one resident. During an observation of wound care for [the resident] hand hygiene was not performed between glove changes.” The Director of Nursing who also serves as the facility’s Infection Control Nurse stated that “hand hygiene should be performed between glove changes when performing wound care to maintain infection control.”
Was your loved one injured while residing at Signature Healthcare of Mccreary County Rehab and Wellness Center? 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 McCreary County victims of mistreatment living in long-term facilities including nursing homes in Pine Knot.
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