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Washington Terrace Center Nursing Home
Attorneys for Injured & Neglected at Washington Terrace Center Nursing Home
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Weber County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries are the result of negligence by the nursing staff, physical assault by other patients, or mental, verbal, or sexual abuse by others?
If so, contact the Utah Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.
Washington Terrace Center Nursing Home
This nursing center is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Ogden and Weber County, Utah. The 120-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
400 East 5350 South
Ogden, Utah 84405
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In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Washington Terrace Center Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Fined $37,446 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state of Utah 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. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Washington Terrace Center Nursing Home, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $7,803 fine on June 14, 2017, and a $29,643 fine on October 20, 2016, for a total of $37,446.
The nursing home received fourteen complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Utah Department of Human Services Website.
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Ogden Utah Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Utah and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all violations
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Met Professional Standards of Quality – citation #F658 date December 13, 2017
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date December 13, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility did not provide or arrange services as outlined by the Comprehensive Care Plan to meet professional standards of quality.” Specifically, “a resident with a wound order was observed not to have those orders followed.”
Additionally, a resident receiving “oxygen was observed not to have oxygen saturation monitored, a resident with orders from a wound clinic for daily dressing changes were not completed.” Also, “a resident had her laxatives decreased, developed constipation, and was sent to the emergency room due to abdominal pain.”
In one incident, a resident’s Physician’s orders involved treatment for a skin tear to the right groin area. The doctor stated, “apply border gauze to prevent further friction to the area. Change when wet or soiled (PRN) ‘as needed’ for the right groin skin tear. Please change at least daily and PRN. The order was active and initiated on November 7, 2017.”
However, there was “no documentation to be found in the resident’s Treatment Administration Record that the border gauze was applied and changed daily and as needed.” The TAR revealed “no documentation of the border gauze being applied” on three occasions.
The nursing home “did not ensure that the resident environment remained as free from accident hazards as was possible and that the resident received adequate supervision and assistance devices to prevent accidents. Specifically, the resident requires the use of a sit-to-stand lift for safe transfers, and the lift was improperly applied, resulting in a fall.”
The lift was “observed to be utilized with inadequate supervision.” A review of the resident’s Change in Condition Evaluation dated December 10, 2017, revealed the fall. The documentation shows that the resident “slid through the belt on the sit-two-stand [list] when she was being transferred to the toilet.”
Documentation shows that while the resident was being transferred to the resident using a sit-to-stand, “she let her arms go up over her head and slid to the floor.” A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) reported that “the patient did not hit her head but just landed on her buttocks.”
Abused at Washington Terrace Center Nursing Home? Let Us Help
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Washington Terrace Center Nursing Home? Contact the Utah nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Weber County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Ogden.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured a financial recovery on your behalf.