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Information & Ratings on Spring View Health and Rehabilitation Center, Leitchfield, Kentucky
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Time is of the essence. All necessary paperwork and documentation must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the state statute of limitations expires.Spring View Health and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care (LTC) facility is a 71-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Leitchfield and Grayson County, Kentucky. The Medicare/Medicaid-participating center is located at:
718 Goodwin Lane
Leitchfield, Kentucky, 42754
Spring View Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Spring View Health and Rehab Center offers other services. These services include short-term rehab, hospice care, respite care, wound healing care, post-acute joint replacement care, pain management, CVA (cerebrovascular accident) care, and physical, occupational and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state of Kentucky and the federal government have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations.
Within the last three years, Spring View Health and Rehabilitation Center received four formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Kentucky Department of Health Care Nursing Home Reporting Website.Leitchfield Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Detailed information on each long-term care facility in the state can be obtained on government-run websites including Medicare.gov and the Kentucky 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 Grayson County neglect attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center have found serious deficiencies and safety concerns at Spring View Health and Rehabilitation Center that include:
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or the Resident’s Responsible Party of a Serious Decline in Their Medical Condition – citation date May 4, 2017
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation date May 4, 2017
- Failure to Provide Necessary Care and Services to Maintain the Resident’s Highest Well-Being – citation date April 21, 2017
The state investigative team noted the facility “failed to consult with the resident’s Physician when there was a need to alter treatment” involving narcotic pain medication that was not available to administer.” The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “failed to call the Physician to determine if another pain medication could be ordered and administered.”
According to investigators, the facility “failed to maintain an effective infection control program and to provide a safe, sanitary environment.” The surveyors observed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) during a medication pass placing “medication in her bare hands and then into a plastic medication cup and administered the medication to [the resident].”
The LPN’s actions violated the facility’s policies that states that the facility staff “should not touch the medication when opening a bottle or unit dose package.”
The surveyors noted the facility “failed to ensure that one resident received treatment and care [according to] professional standards of practice and the comprehensive person-centered Care Plan.” The facility failed to ensure that the resident “was returned to the community safely when the staff failed to ensure the resident was sent home with the right medication” involving insulin.
Documentation shows that the resident was sent home with a plastic bottle labeled vaccine instead of insulin. The report indicates that the resident said they had administered four doses of the vaccine “before identifying it was the wrong medication.”
The resident stated that the “nurse who discharged her went over the medications with her and explained them. However, [the resident] does not recall the nurse opening each container to make sure it had the correct medication and the bottle” and was unaware that she did not have the correct medication until after taking multiple doses of the vaccine.
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