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Woodcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
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Woodcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Elsmere and Kenton County, Kentucky. The Medicare/Medicaid-participating 127-certified bed long-term care (LTC) home is located at:
3876 Turkeyfoot Road
Elsmere, Kentucky, 41018
Woodcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Woodcrest Nursing and Rehab Center offers other services. The services include short-term and long-term rehab, physical, occupational and speech therapies, wound care, psychological services, hospice, respite care, IV (intravenous) therapy, diabetes management, and post-operative care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The state of Kentucky and the federal government have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing home. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or withhold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
Over the last three years, nursing home regulators imposed two massive fines against Woodcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a fine of $142,713 on September 24, 2016, and a $73,710 fine on April 7, 2016, for a total of $216,423. Also, Medicare denied payment for services rendered on February 16, 2018.
The nursing home received nine formally filed complaints and self-reported one significant issue that all resulted in citations. More information concerning the facility about penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Kentucky Department of Health Care Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Elsmere Kentucky Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The KY Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov routinely update their historical list of opened investigations and health violations of every facility in each county.
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 one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation date February 16, 2018
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Meet Professional Standards of Quality – citation date February 16, 2018
According to investigators, the facility “failed to have an effective system to ensure the Physician was notified when there was a need to alter treatment when there was a significant change in the resident’s physical status.” The deficient practice involved sixteen residents at the facility” who require Accu-checks using sliding-scale insulin medication that “was ordered to be administered at 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM based on the results of the Accu-checks.”
At that time, the Accu-checks were not performed “until between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM” on that date. The nurses further revealed that “they performed 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM Accu-checks administered sliding-scale insulin coverage related to the Accu-checks, and administered routine long-acting insulin between 9:00 PM and 11:30 PM” on that day, “without notifying the Physician [that the] insulin had been administered late.”
The nurses also revealed that “they did not seek guidance from the Physician relating to the need for possible adjustment in insulin dosage or delayed insulin administration.”
According to investigators, “it was determined the facility failed to have an effective system to ensure services provided met the standards of practice for medication administration” involving twenty-two residents at the facility. Documentation revealed that the Acting Director of Nursing “was the only nurse on the second floor” with sixty-one residents and “had been working as the only licensed at approximately 3:45 PM when the day shift nurses left.”
Because of being short on staff, the Assistant Director of Nursing ran behind performing blood glucose monitoring tests and administered insulin significantly later than Physician ordered.”
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