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West Liberty Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Families entrust caregivers in nursing facilities to provide their loved one the highest level of services in a safe, compassionate environment. Unfortunately, there are many indicators of neglect, mistreatment or abuse occurring to patients in nursing facilities nationwide.
The Kentucky Nursing Home Law Center attorneys work aggressively on behalf of our clients to fight for their rights and ensure that negligent caregivers are held financially and legally accountable for their inappropriate behavior. Allow our team of lawyers to handle your case today to ensure your family receives adequate monetary recovery for your damages.West Liberty Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care (LTC) facility is a 48-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of West Liberty and Morgan County, Kentucky. The Medicare/Medicaid-participating center is located at:
774 Liberty Road
West Liberty, Kentucky, 41472
West Liberty Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, West Liberty Nursing and Rehab Center also offers short stay rehab, memory care, long-term care, assisted living options and hospice care.
The investigators for federal and state nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations regulations.
Within the last three years, nursing home regulators imposed a massive monetary fine of $187,340 against West Liberty Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on August 25, 2016, and Medicare denied payment for services rendered on the same day.
The facility received seven formally filed complaints that all lead to citations. Additional information concerning this facility about penalties and fines can be viewed at the Kentucky Department of Health Care Nursing Home Reporting Website.West Liberty Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Kentucky and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system. The information is posted at Medicare.gov and the KY 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores – citation date October 26, 2017
- Failure to Provide Proper Treatment to Residents with Feeding Tubes to Prevent Serious Health Issues Including Aspiration Pneumonia – citation date October 26, 2017
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation date October 26, 2017
- Failure to Ensure Residents Remain Free from Significant Medication Errors – citation date July 3, 2018
The investigative team “determined the facility failed to ensure [that one resident] received the necessary treatment and services consistent with professional standards of practice to prevent pressure ulcer development.” The surveyors observed the resident “not provided pressure boots while in bed as ordered by the Physician.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Physician’s orders and Certified Nursing Assistant Care Giver Information Sheet that revealed the resident “is to wear protective boots while in bed to prevent pressure ulcers.”
The surveyors “determined the facility failed to ensure enteral feeding was provided [according to] clinical standards of practice to prevent complications.”
The investigators determined “the facility failed to maintain an effective infection control program designed to provide a safe and sanitary environment to prevent the development and transmission of disease and infection.” The surveyors observed the facility staff touching to resident’s dinner rolls “with their bare hands when setting up their meal trays.”
The survey team interviewed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who revealed that they “had been trained not to touch the food with their bare hands when serving trays [saying] she should not have touched the dinner rolls with her bare hands but stated she was nervous and forgot to put gloves on.”
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure that one [resident was] free from significant medication errors” involving the need to take medications when the resident’s blood pressure measured 160/78.
The survey team interviewed a Registered Nurse (RN) who revealed “she was the nurse responsible for [the resident’s] care on June 18, 2018. She stated she assessed the resident, took the resident’s blood pressure, and instructed the Medication Aide to administer [the resident’s medication] if the resident’s blood pressure was within the Physician order parameters.”
The Registered Nurse stated, “a Medication Aide was not allowed to give as needed medications without the approval of a Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse or Medical Doctor.”
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