The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services fined a nursing home in Clarksville, Tenn. $740,000 after an investigation revealed multiple legal violations.
The Clarksville Leaf Chronicle reports that one of the residents of the facility was allowed to fall eight times in a five-month period, suffering a broken nose among other injuries. Other residents fell during this period due to the nursing home’s lack of supervision and precautions.
According to the report, “The facility’s failure to develop interventions to protect the resident after each of these falls placed [the resident] in immediate jeopardy.” Another section “alleges instances of verbal and physical abuse perpetrated by residents who weren’t properly handled by staff.”
After complaining that her neighbor was not being bathed, one resident was moved from her room and attested, “They told me if I opened my mouth, I would be disciplined.”
When nursing homes break their promises, they break the trust. When the owners and operators of nursing homes are indifferent to the safety and well-being of their residents, this message from the top influences that attitudes of the staff employed to care for those residents. Indifference does not produce quality care. Hold wrongdoers accountable for the harm they cause when they violate your trust. Contact that Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm online or toll free at (877) 552-2873 for a free initial consultation.