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Tri-Cities Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Many families have no other option than to entrust the staff at a nursing facility to provide their loved one the highest quality care in a safe, compassionate environment. Sadly, many nursing home patients become the victims of mistreatment at the hands of caregivers, visitors, employees or other residents. If your loved one was mistreated while residing in a Harlan County nursing facility, contact the Kentucky Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance.
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Tri-Cities Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare/Medicaid-participating center is an 85-certified bed facility providing services to residents of Cumberland and Harlan County, Kentucky. The "for profit" long-term care (LTC) home is located at:
19101 Us Highway 119 North
Cumberland, Kentucky, 40823
Tri-Cities Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Tri-Cities Nursing and Rehab Center offers other services. These services include occupational, physical and speech therapies, social services, respite care, wound management, respiratory care, pain management, diabetic management, and cardiac rehab.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of Kentucky have the legal responsibility to levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if a facility has violated established regulations.
Within the last three years, nursing home regulators imposed a monetary fine of $29,160 against Tri-Cities Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on March 22, 2017, citing substandard care. Also, the facility received one formally filed complaint and self-reported one serious issue that both resulted in citations.
Additional information concerning this facility about penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Kentucky Department of Health Care Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Cumberland Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Medicare.gov and the Kentucky Department of Public Health website routinely update the comprehensive list of health violations at facilities statewide.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date April 26, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date March 22, 2017
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation date June 30, 2017
The state surveyors “determined the facility failed to maintain an effective infection control program for preventing and controlling infections or communicable diseases.” The state survey team observed staff who “failed to clean the blood glucose monitoring device [before] placing the device in the storage case.”
The surveyor said that “although the staff removed the device for cleansing/disinfection, the staff failed to clean/disinfect the storage case and placed the clean device back in the dirty case.” The Director of Nursing stated that “she randomly monitored to ensure staff cleans, disinfects the blood glucose monitoring equipment and had not identified any concerns.”
According to surveyors, the facility failed to ensure that two residents “received adequate supervision to prevent accidents/injury during smoking. In addition, the facility failed to provide an environment free from hazards.”
The surveyors observed the facility who “failed to store cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, medication, and electrical appliances [by] the facility’s procedures.”
One incident involved a resident who had short/long-term memory loss with moderately impaired decision-making skills” who is a “chronic smoker who require supervision. Interventions include [evaluating] the resident’s ability to smoke safely on a consistent and regular basis to provide a smoking apron for the resident while smoking, and to place smoking materials at the nurse's station for storage.”
The survey team observed the resident “in the facility courtyard unsupervised two other residents who were observed to be smoking cigarettes.”
The state surveyors “determine the facility failed to ensure allegations of verbal abuse were reported immediately to the administration” concerning residents to “ensure their safety.” The incident involved a review of the facility’s investigation that shows that a State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA) witnessed another SRNA using “abusive language toward [the resident] while providing care during their shift.”
A third SRNA witnessed the same SRNA using “abusive language toward [the resident] while providing care during their shift.” However, all witnessing SRNAs failed to report the allegation of abuse to the supervisor immediately as required by law.
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