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North Hardin Rehab and Wellness Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of abuse, neglect or mistreatment while residing in a Hardin County nursing facility? Could their injuries or premature death have been prevented had the nursing staff taken appropriate measures and follow the established standards of care? Contact the Kentucky Nursing Home Law Center attorneys today for immediate legal assistance.
Let our legal team handle every aspect of your case to ensure your family is adequately compensated for your monetary damages.Signature Healthcare at North Hardin Rehab and Wellness Center
This facility is a 148-certified bed "for profit" long term care home providing services and cares to residents of Radcliff and Hardin County, Kentucky. The Medicare/Medicaid-participating long-term care (LTC) center is located at:
599 Rogersville Road
Radcliff, Kentucky, 40160
Signature Healthcare at North Hardin Rehab and Wellness Center
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Signature Healthcare at North Hardin offers other services including clinical care and rehabilitation involving physical, occupational and speech therapies.
The investigators for the state of Kentucky and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, the higher the penalty, the more egregious the problem.
Within the last three years, nursing home regulators imposed a massive monetary fine of $523,868 against Signature Healthcare at North Hardin Rehab and Wellness Center on February 25, 2016, citing substandard care. Also, Medicare denied payment on the same date.
The nursing facility also received seven formally filed complaints and self-reported one serious issue that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning this facility can be reviewed on the Kentucky Department of Health Care Nursing Home Reporting Website.Radcliff Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Both Medicare.gov and the Kentucky Department of Public Health website maintain an updated database that details all violations and citations of every facility in Kentucky.
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. The Hardin County neglect attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center have found serious deficiencies and safety concerns at Signature Healthcare at North Hardin Rehab and Wellness Center that include:
- Failure to Promptly Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation date June 6, 2018
- Failure to Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores – citation date September 13, 2018
- Failure to Provide Adequate Nursing Staff Every Day to Meet the Needs of Every Resident – citation date September 13, 2018
The investigators determined the facility “failed to ensure individuals who reported allegations of abuse were not retaliated against.” The incident involved one resident involved in an abuse investigation.
The event was documented and reviewed revealing that a housekeeper “reported to the facility staff that while she was cleaning [a resident’s] restroom, she heard a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) verbally abuse [the resident] by saying ‘do not hit me b--ch, turn your stinking a-s over.” During an interview with the allegedly abusive Certified Nursing Assistant, the CNA “did not recall any incident [with that resident].”
According to investigators, the facility “failed to provide care and services to prevent pressure ulcers for [one resident].” The surveyors observed the resident’s “heels resting on a mattress surface of the bed.” The resident’s records revealed that “the facility assessed the resident was at risk for developing pressure ulcers and requires extensive assistance of two staff members for bed mobility.”
During an interview with the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), it was revealed that the resident’s “heels were not positioned properly on the bed as they should be off-loaded from the surface [to] prevent a pressure ulcer.”
The state surveyors determined “the facility failed to provide sufficient nursing staff [to] provide services that meet resident’s needs.” The deficiency involved eight residents.
One resident at the facility was interviewed and stated that it took Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) an hour to an hour and a half to answer [their] call light. The resident stated it happened mostly at night and on the weekends and it made [them] mad when it happened.”
Was your loved one abused, mistreated or neglected while living at Signature Healthcare at North Hardin Rehab and Wellness 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 Hardin County victims of mistreatment living in long-term facilities including nursing homes in Radcliff.
We provide every potential client an initial, no obligation case evaluation at no charge. Our network of attorneys provides every client with a “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means if our legal team is unable to obtain compensation on your behalf, you owe us nothing.