Today, we are shedding light on the Topeka Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare (TCRH), a nursing home facing significant issues impacting resident care. Our aim is to raise awareness about such cases and emphasize the critical need to report nursing home abuse, protecting our beloved seniors and ensuring accountability for negligent facilities. Let’s delve into the details to understand why reporting is essential in safeguarding the well-being of nursing home residents.
A Troubling History of Quality Concerns:
Recent data from ProPublica points to a concerning track record for TCRH. Since 2020, the facility has accumulated a startling 89 deficiencies and nine infection-related cases, signaling a cause for concern.
The Consequences of Non-Compliance:
Failure to meet resident care requirements results in deficiencies, and TCRH has accumulated a considerable number. For instance, in a complaint report from Feb 8, 2023, 13 deficiencies and one infection issue were identified, with inadequate nursing staff and a lacking infection prevention program putting resident health and safety at risk. The facility was subsequently fined $24,651 for these violations.
Moreover, in November 2022, TCRH faced a hefty fine of $86,798 for 13 deficiencies, including severe infection-related problems. Immediate jeopardy was identified due to deficient infection control practices, posing risks to the lives of 106 residents.
Tragic Incidents and Severe Citations:
TCRH’s neglect has led to distressing incidents, such as a resident falling from their bed due to inadequate supervision, resulting in severe injury. This unfortunate occurrence warranted a $30,675 fine.
Additionally, a $15,000 fine was imposed in June 15, 2021, as TCRH failed to protect a resident from involuntary seclusion, emphasizing the urgent need for improved safety measures and responsible care practices.
Suspension of Medicare Funds:
The facility’s persistent disregard for resident safety led to the suspension of Medicare funds on two occasions – June 16, 2022, and Feb. 8, 2023. This step highlights the gravity of health citations at TCRH.
The Power of Reporting:
Reporting nursing home abuse is crucial in safeguarding our seniors. By bringing attention to such cases, we take a significant step towards protecting the vulnerable elderly population. Medicare.gov issued a consumer alert for TCRH, highlighting potential abuse issues, which might have otherwise gone unnoticed.
The alarming case of TCRH serves as a wake-up call to the severe consequences of nursing home abuse and negligence. We at OnderLaw stand firmly committed to advocating for the rights and well-being of nursing home residents. Reporting abuse is not only a responsibility but also a duty to protect our loved ones and ensure they receive the care they deserve. By coming together and reporting instances of neglect, we can make positive strides, hold facilities accountable, and ultimately create safer environments for our seniors. Let us take action now, so that no one has to suffer in silence. If you or a loved one have been injured by nursing home neglect, contact OnderLaw today for your free, no-obligation consultationl