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Willow Ridge Center Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Nursing home negligence takes on many forms, where the nursing staff can misbehave, or other patients assault the resident because of a lack of supervision. Many nursing homes throughout Tennessee are understaffed, or the administration hires inadequately trained Nurses and Nurse’s Aides. Other nursing facilities do not follow acceptable practices for providing the utmost care.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Union County nursing facility, contact the Tennessee Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.
Willow Ridge Center Nursing Home
This nursing center is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Maynardville and Union County, Tennessee. The 77-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
215 Richardson Way
Maynardville, Tennessee 37807
Willow Ridge Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Willow Ridge 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.
Financial Penalties and Violations
State and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home cited for serious violations of regulations, and rules. These penalties include levying monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Over the last thirty-six months, this nursing facility self-reported six serious problems that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Tennessee Department of Human Services Adult Protective Services Website.
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Maynardville Tennessee Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Tennessee long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
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 Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date November 20, 2018
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to report an allegation of abuse [timely].” The surveyors reviewed the facility Investigation Report dated November 8, 2018, at 9:00 PM.”
The documentation revealed that the resident “hit another resident on the back of the head. Continue review revealed the residents were roommates.” The nursing staff informed the Assistant Director of Nursing of the incident.”
The surveyors interviewed the assaulted resident who stated “we got into [it and] he hit me on the head, and I hit him on the head. I do not remember what it was about.” The Assistant Director of Nursing stated that the nurse had reported a “resident-to-resident altercation [stating] that “I was told they were already in bed sleeping. I knew neither could get out of bed without assistance [so I told] the nurse to check on the resident’s every fifteen minutes and to move [the assaulting resident] first thing in the morning.”
In a separate summary statement dated June 6, 2018, the facility “failed to prevent abuse [of a resident].” A Review of the resident’s medical record and Care Plan revealed that the “resident was involved in an altercation. He was the victim. The mother was to sign the book at the nursing station and the nurses are to assess if the resident is cursing or yelling.” The document showed that the mother is to “visit with the resident in the lobby. If not cursing or yelling, the mother can visit in the room with the resident.”
During one incident, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) heard the resident yelling, then heard his mother tell him ‘shut up and quit yelling.’” The CNA “looked in the room and saw the mother slapped the resident on the upper shoulder area. The mother said she did slap him because he was yelling and cussing.”
In a third summary statement dated April 16, 2018, the nursing home “failed to prevent abuse [for one resident].” The investigation revealed that one CNA “talked hateful to a resident stating something smelled, the resident told [the CNA] to leave and let another CNA take care of her.”
That CNA reported that the other CNA said “if you kick me out, I will not f’n (expletive) have to come back in here. The CNA was suspended pending an investigation.
Were You Abused or Neglected at Willow Ridge Center Nursing Home? We Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Willow Ridge Center Nursing Home? Contact the Tennessee nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Union County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Maynardville.
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