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Signature Healthcare at Summerfield Rehab and Wellness Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Do you suspect that the care provided to your loved one in a Jefferson County nursing facility fails to meet the professional standards of quality? Do you believe that your loved one might be the victim of mistreatment, neglect or abuse at the hands of their caregivers, employees, visitors or other patients?
Contact the Kentucky Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers handle every aspect of your case to ensure your family is adequately compensated for your monetary damages.Signature Healthcare at Summerfield Rehab and Wellness Center
This Medicare/Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" facility providing services and cares to residents of Louisville and Jefferson County, Kentucky. The 165-certified bed long-term care (LTC) nursing home is located at:
1877 Farnsley Road
Louisville, Kentucky, 40216
Signature Healthcare at Summerfield Rehab and Wellness Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Signature Healthcare at Summerfield Rehab and Wellness Center offers other clinical services and rehabilitative services including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Both the federal government and the state of Kentucky can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare involving any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, nursing home regulators imposed an $11,066 fine against Signature Healthcare at Summerfield Rehab and Wellness Center, citing substandard care. Also, the facility received three formally filed complaints that resulted in citations. You can review more information concerning this nursing home on the Kentucky Department of Health Care Nursing Home Reporting Website.Louisville Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Kentucky routinely updates their database systems to reflect all identified violations and citations and posts the results 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures. The Jefferson County neglect attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center have found serious deficiencies and safety concerns at Signature Healthcare at Summerfield Rehab and Wellness Center that include:
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation date July 19, 2018
- Failure to Provide Care for Residents That Builds or Maintains Their Dignity and Respect of Individuality – citation date June 8, 2017
According to investigators, the facility “failed to notify the Physician regarding a change in medication.” The deficiency involved one resident who uses an IV bag for the administration of antibiotic medication to treat a surgical wound. The surveyors reviewed the medication bag label that administers the medication at a dosage that was not according to the Physician’s orders.
During a review of the resident’s doctor’s orders, the resident was to receive an infused medication at 100 mL “into the catheter every four hours” to treat “bacteria in the blood.” However, during an interview with the pharmacist, it was revealed that “the pharmacy received verbal approval from [the Unit Manager] to change the medication because the pharmacy was extremely low on 100 mL bags.”
The pharmacy recommended a change in the infusion rate of antibiotics but stated “the pharmacist would not notify the Physician of the change as that was not their typical protocol. The pharmacy notified the facility and the facility was supposed to get the clarification order when changing anything on order.”
The surveyors documented that the facility “failed to ensure services provided for [a resident] met professional standards of quality as outlined in the care plan. The staff administered [the resident’s] intravenous antibiotic at a higher concentration then what the Physician ordered.”
The state investigators “determined the facility failed to promote care for residents [that] maintained or enhanced each resident’s dignity and respect.” In one incident, a resident’s “urine drainage bags were not in dignity bags and visible from the hallway.” The second resident “reported that the staff in [their] room had loud personal conversations with no recognition or regard for the resident.” A third resident “was observed in the dining room with no meal tray for twenty-five minutes after the staff served all the other residents.
Was your loved one harmed or injured while living at Signature Healthcare at Summerfield Rehab and Wellness Center? Contact the Kentucky nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 now for immediate legal assistance. Our network of attorneys fights aggressively on behalf of Jefferson County victims of mistreatment living in long-term facilities including nursing homes in Louisville.
Let us discuss your case during a no obligation, initial claim evaluation at no charge to you. We provide each client a “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you owe us nothing if we cannot obtain compensation for your damages.