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Signature Healthcare at Summit Manor Rehab and Wellness Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Many families have no other opportunities than to place a loved one in a nursing facility to ensure that they receive the best hygiene assistance and medical care. Unfortunately, even though there have been significant advancements in assisted-living care in recent years, neglect and abuse still occur in facilities nationwide.
If your loved one was mistreated while living in an Adair County nursing facility, contact the Kentucky Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf to ensure you are financially compensated for your damages. We will use the law to seek justice to hold those responsible for the harm legally accountable.Signature Healthcare at Summit Manor Rehab and Wellness Center
This nursing home is a "for profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Columbia and Adair County, Kentucky. The Medicare/Medicaid-participating 104-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
400 Bomar Heights
Columbia, Kentucky, 42728
Signature Healthcare at Summit Manor Rehab and Wellness Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Signature Healthcare at Summit Manor offers other services that include rehabilitative care, clinical services, recreational therapy, joint replacement therapy, and physical, occupational and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
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.
Within the last three years, Signature Healthcare at Summit Manor Rehab and Wellness Center has received four 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 concerning this nursing facility.Columbia Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The Kentucky Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov websites routinely update a comprehensive list of all health violations at nursing homes nationwide.
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 Adair County neglect attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center have found serious deficiencies and safety concerns at Signature Healthcare at Summit Manor Rehab and Wellness Center that include:
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date September 13, 2018
- Failure to Develop Policies and Procedures for Influenza and Pneumococcal Immunizations – citation date July 20, 2017
- Failure to Ensure the Residents Are Free from Significant Medication Errors – citation date April 30, 2018
- In a separate summary statement dated July 20, 2017, the facility noted the nursing home “failed to ensure the medication error rate was less than five percent.” During observations, the state surveyors documented three errors out of twenty-eight medication opportunities.
According to state investigators, the nursing home “failed to maintain an infection control program to prevent the development and transmission of infectious diseases.” The nursing home also “failed to utilize standard precautions of changing gloves and performing hand hygiene after performing incontinence care [for a resident] and performing wound care treatment.”
The state investigator observed a State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA) providing incontinence care that “failed to change gloves or perform hand hygiene [before] applying a clean incontinence brief on the resident.” The Aide also repositioned the resident in bed and touched their linens “while wearing the soiled gloves.”
In a separate summary statement dated July 20, 2017, the investigators noted that the nursing home “failed to maintain an effective infection prevention and control program to prevent the development and transmission of communicable diseases and infections.” In this incident, the surveyors observed the medication administration involving a resident when the staff “administered two different eyedrops and failed to wash/sanitize her hands and change gloves before the administration of each eye drop.
The survey team noted the facility “failed to ensure pneumococcal or influenza vaccinations were offered to two residents to minimize the risk of the resident acquiring, transmitting, or experiencing complications of pneumonia or influenza.”
The state investigators noted that the facility “failed to ensure one resident was free from significant medication errors.” The nursing home failed to “administer [a resident’s] blood thinner injections as ordered by the resident’s Physician.”
An interview with the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) revealed that “she was unable to locate [the resident’s] injection on the medication cart” on two separate occasions on April 21, 2018, on April 22, 2018. As a result, “she forgot to administer” the injection and failed to “call the pharmacy or notify the resident’s Physician regarding the missed doses.”
Was your loved one neglected, abused or mistreated while residing as a resident at Signature Healthcare at Summit Manor Rehab and Wellness Center? Contact the Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 today. Our network of attorneys fights aggressively on behalf of Adair County victims of mistreatment living in long-term facilities including nursing homes in Columbia.
We provide each client a “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you owe us nothing if we cannot obtain compensation for your damages.