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Stonecreek Health and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Mistreatment occurring in nursing homes is often the result of mismanagement, a lack of supervision, or failure to properly train the staff. In some cases, family members mistakenly believe that their loved one has a natural progression of debilitating disease when they have been mistreated or abused.
The Kentucky Nursing Home Law Center attorneys represent victims of mistreatment in McCracken County nursing facilities. If your loved one was injured, contact us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive adequate monetary recovery for your damages.Stonecreek Health and Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare/Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" facility providing services to residents of Paducah and McCracken County, Kentucky. The 86-certified bed long-term care (LTC) nursing home is located at:
4747 Alben Barkley Drive
Paducah, Kentucky, 42001
Stonecreek Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Stonecreek Health and Rehab Center provides semi-private rooms and services that involve long-term care, wound care, IV (intravenous) therapy, medication management, respiratory and trach service, and family planning.
The investigators for state and federal nursing home regulatory agencies are legally responsible for penalizing any facility that has violated regulations that harm or could harm a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
Over the last three years, investigators have imposed three massive monetary penalties against Stonecreek Health and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $136,231 fine on September 21, 2016, a $71,045 fine on February 13, 2016, and a $9165 fine on January 23, 2018 for a total of $216,441.
Also, the facility received six formally filed complaints and self-reported four serious issues that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning this nursing facility can be reviewed on the Kentucky Department of Health Care Nursing Home Reporting Website.Paducah Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Both Medicare.gov and Kentucky Department of Public Health website posts detailed information on health violations of all statewide nursing homes.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- 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 September 21, 2016
- Failure to Administer Acceptable Care That Maintains the Resident’s Well-Being – citation date September 21, 2016
- Failure to Allow Resident to Formulate Advance Directives – citation date February 13, 2016
According to investigators, the facility “failed to notify the Physician for [one resident when they] had a significant change in condition. The licensed staff failed to notify the resident’s Physician of [a] significant change in condition to include increased lethargy, decreased urinary output, and increased temperatures for approximately twenty-six hours.”
The nursing staff had taken the resident’s ‘vitals’ to show minimal urinary output and a temperature of 101.3°F. At that time, “the resident was not verbally communicating and moaned a lot when incontinence care or turning and repositioning were provided.”
Later, the resident “was identified as having no urinary output [with] temperatures of 99.0°F two 101.0°F throughout the shift.” While the staff took the resident’s vitals, “there was no documented evidence the licensed [staff] assessed the resident and notified the Physician” as required by law.
The surveyors “determined the facility failed to administer care in a manner “that enabled it to use its resources effectively and efficiently to attain and maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and social well-being” for one resident.
The “Administrator was aware the facility had a deficient practice related to revising the Care Plan [and] ongoing assessments with a change in condition and care of a resident with catheters.” Even though the facility was aware of problems, the resident was hospitalized due to catheter care. The home “failed to ensure ongoing assessments were conducted to identify signs and symptoms of urinary tract infections/sepsis after [the resident’s] return to the facility.
The survey team noted that the nursing home “failed to honor the explicit Advanced Directive wishes of [one resident, who] had an Advanced Directive that specified that [they] desired to be provided cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if cardiac or respiratory arrest occurred.” However, two Registered Nurses at the facility “failed to provide CPR” when the resident was found “unresponsive, and a Code Blue was called.”
The nursing home called 911 and the EMS (Emergency Medical Service) found the resident “alone, unresponsive and no staff present.” The EMT responders transported the unresponsive resident to the hospital where the resident “was pronounced dead.”
Was your loved one mistreated while living at Stonecreek Health and Rehabilitation 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 McCracken County victims of mistreatment living in long-term facilities including nursing homes in Paducah.
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