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Westy Community Care Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Is your loved one currently residing in a Pottawatomie County nursing facility and you are concerned that they may be the victim of neglect or abuse at the hands of caregivers or other patients? Do you suspect that their injuries from a fall or facility-acquired pressure wound was caused by a lack of following established procedures and protocols?
The Kansas Nursing Home Law Center attorneys have assisted many families with your concerns and can help you too. Contact us today so we can begin working on your case to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your monetary damages. Let us use the law to hold those responsible for the harm legally accountable.Westy Community Care Home
This center is a 43-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Westmoreland and Pottawatomie County, Kansas. The "not for profit" long-term care home is located at:
105 N Highway 99
Westmoreland, Kansas 66549
Westy Community Care Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Westy Community Care Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes adult day care, outpatient therapy, home health options, and assisted living opportunities.
The state of Kansas and the federal government have the legal obligation to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the facility has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Westy Community Care Home, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $10,075 fine on October 04, 2018, a $84,283 fine on March 14, 2018, and a $119,011 fine on March 10, 2017, for a total of $213,369.
On October 4, 2018, and March 10, 2017, Medicare denied payment for services rendered at this facility due to an unacceptable level of care. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Kansas Long-Term Care State Survey Reports.
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Kansas and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date March 14, 2018
- Failure to Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Responsible Party of a Decline in the Resident’s Health – citation #F580 date March 14, 2018
The nursing home “failed to obtain a Physician-ordered urinalysis for thirteen days, obtain a Physician ordered stool sample, continued to assess the resident’s urinary status and deficient nursing practice.” This deficient practice caused the resident “to have multiple episodes of bleeding after improper catheter insertion, which placed the resident in Immediate Jeopardy.”
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to notify [the resident’s] Physician after repeated failed attempts to obtain a Physician’s order (UA) urinalysis, the inability to obtain the UA for thirteen days after the lab was ordered, and failure to obtain a Physician-ordered stool sample.”
On January 5, 2018, a nurse’s note recorded information by a consulting Physician who “came to the facility to see the resident and ordered a urinalysis to check urine for abnormalities with a Culture and Sensitivity test that identifies disease-causing microorganisms.”
However, the medical record “lacked evidence of documentation of assessments between January 5, 2018, and January 11, 2018, of the resident’s urine after the Physician ordered a urinalysis on January 5, 2018.” The resident’s Nurse’s Notes documented at 6:03 AM on January 11, 2018, indicated that the staff “explained to the resident he/she needed a urinalysis. The staff asked the resident to urinate in a cup, and the resident yelled, ‘NO!’”
The surveyors say that the medical record “lacked evidence that staff notified the Physician of the repeated failed attempts to obtain a urinalysis between [January 11, 2018, and January 18, 2018].”
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect or abuse while living at Westy Community Care Home? Contact the Kansas nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Pottawatomie County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Westmoreland.
Our network of attorneys provides every potential client an initial free case consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you do not owe us any money until we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.