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Stanford Care and Rehabilitation Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Many families have no other option than to place a loved one in a nursing facility to transfer providing care over to skilled professionals. While there may be significant comfort in knowing that their loved one is receiving the best care in a compassionate, safe environment, abuse and neglect still occur in many facilities statewide.
If your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing in a Lincoln County nursing facility, contact the Kentucky Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers handle your case to ensure that you are adequately compensated for your monetary damages.Stanford Care and Rehabilitation Nursing Center
This long-term care (LTC) facility is a 128-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Stanford and Lincoln County, Kentucky. The Medicare/Medicaid-participating center is located at:
105 Harmon Heights
Stanford, Kentucky, 40484
Stanford Care and Rehabilitation Nursing Center
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Stanford Care & Rehab Nursing Center offers other services that include long-term care and rehabilitative services including physical, speech and occupational therapies.
The federal government and state of Kentucky have the legal responsibility to levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the home has violated established regulations that harm or could have harmed residents.
Within the last three years, nursing home regulators imposed two large monetary penalties against Stanford Care and Rehabilitation Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties included a massive $146,797 fine on October 20, 2016, and an $8125 fine on August 1, 2017, for a total of $154,922.
Also, the facility received seven formally filed complaints and self-reported two serious issues that all resulted in citations. Additional information about penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Kentucky Department of Health Care Nursing Home Reporting Website.Stanford Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The investigators routinely update Medicare.gov and the Kentucky Department of Public Health website with detailed information on health violations at all nursing facilities 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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or the Resident’s Responsible Party of a Serious Decline That Led to Death – citation date October 18, 2017
- Failure to Provide a Safe, Appropriate Pain Management for a Resident Who Requires Such Services – citation date December 4, 2017
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation date September 6, 2017
According to investigators, the facility “failed to notify the Physician of a change in condition and the need to alter treatment” concerning a resident. Notation shows that the “facility’s Speech-Language Pathologist (Speech Therapist) documented that the resident exhibited signs of aspiration during the lunch. The nursing staff was notified of the incident; however, there was no documented evidence that the resident’s Physician was notified.”
The documentation shows that “after lunch, the nursing staff was notified that [the resident] was unresponsive, could not sit up [and] the resident’s eyes were big/non-reactive. However, the facility failed to notify the resident’s physician or the resident’s family of the resident’s change in condition and the need to alter treatment.”
The staff transferred the resident to the local hospital due to their unresponsiveness where they later expired from conditions including “pneumonia, septic shock, and high levels of potassium in the blood.”
The state surveyors noted the facility “failed to ensure [one resident] received pain management consistent with the resident’s Care Plan and the resident’s goals and preferences.”
The incident involved a request by the resident to receive “narcotic pain medication for pain in the left leg. However, the facility failed to ensure the resident’s pain medication was available and did not administer the resident’s pain medication until after midnight the following day” after the resident had requested the pain medication at 7:15 AM the previous morning.
The investigative team documented the facility “failed to ensure an allegation of neglect was investigated and reported to officials [according to] State law.” The incident involved a report by the facility nursing staff that the resident “was left sitting up in a Geri-chair [reclining chair] all night and had not received incontinence care. The facility failed to investigate the allegation thoroughly and did not report the allegation of neglect to the State agencies.
Are you concerned that your grandparent, parent or spouse died prematurely or suffered serious injury while living at Stanford Care and Rehabilitation Nursing 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 Lincoln County victims of mistreatment living in long-term facilities including nursing homes in Stanford.
We provide all clients a “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you owe us nothing if we are unable to obtain compensation on your behalf. Let us begin working on your case today to ensure your family is adequately compensated for the damages that caused your harm.