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BROWNSVILLE, KY – STAFF ABUSES RESIDENTS; OTHER STAFF FAILED TO INTERVENE AND REPORT ABUSE

EDMONSON CENTER

LOCATED: 813 S. MAIN ST., BROWNSVILLE, KY 42210

EDMONSON CENTER was cited by the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES for the following deficiencies:

PLEASE NOTE: The following highlighted quoted text is only a portion of the full report/survey submitted by DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES. The full report/survey can be found here.

FACILITY FAILED TO ENSURE SEVERAL RESIDENTS WERE FREE FROM ABUSIVE TREATMENT BY STAFF

LEVEL OF HARM – IMMEDIATE JEOPARDY

**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY**
Based on interview, record review, and review of the facility’s policy and procedure and the facility’s investigation, it was determined the facility failed to ensure nine (9) of ten (10) sampled residents (Resident #1, #2, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9 and #10) and two (2) unsampled residents (Unsampled Resident A and B) were free from abuse. The facility failed to have an effective system in place to ensure residents were free from abusive treatment by staff; and, failed to ensure staff reported the observed mistreatment of [REDACTED]. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) #1, State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA) #1, and Registered Nurse (RN) #1 were alleged to have abused Resident #1, Resident #2, Resident #4, Resident #5, Resident #6, Resident #7, Resident #8, Resident #9 and Resident #10. In addition, it was alleged RN #1 and SRNA #1 also abused Unsampled Resident A and Resident B. The allegations revealed the abuse occurred on the second shift but the facility was unable to determine specific dates. The allegations of abuse included verbal, physical and mental abuse. Although LPN #2, LPN #5, LPN #8, SRNA #2, SRNA #3, SRNA #4, SRNA #5, SRNA #9, SRNA #10, and RN #4 witnessed LPN #1, RN #1, and SRNA #1 exhibit abusive behaviors toward the residents, there was no evidence staff intervened to protect the residents. Abusive behaviors witnessed by LPN #2, LPN #5, LPN #8, SRNA #2, SRNA #3, SRNA #4, SRNA #5, SRNA #9, SRNA #10, and RN #4 included pinching the resident’s breasts and noses; telling resident(s) to shut his/her mouth; dropping one (1) resident to the bed from face height; putting soap in a resident’s mouth; video taping telling a resident to cluck like a chicken, placing a resident on a bare mattress and covering him/her with a fitted sheet; putting gloved fingers in a resident’s mouth to aggravate the resident; jumping up and down on a resident’s bed and pretending to vomit in his/her ear; slapping a resident; videotaping of residents being made to cluck like a chicken; and pouring bath water with ice cubes on one (1) resident during a bath leaving the resident cold and totally exposed. Interviews with the above listed staff members revealed the allegations of abuse were not reported to the Administrative Staff due to LPN #1 threatening if anyone told on him he would make their lives a living hell and he was untouchable. The facility’s failure to ensure residents were free from abuse has caused or is likely to cause serious injury, harm, impairment or death to a resident. Immediate Jeopardy was identified on [DATE] and determined to exist on [DATE]. The facility was notified of the Immediate Jeopardy on [DATE].

Personal Note from NHAA Advocates: NHAA shares with all the families of loved ones who are confined to nursing homes the pain and anguish of putting them in the care of someone else. We expect our loved ones to be treated with dignity and honor in the homes we place them. We cannot emphasize enough to family members of nursing home residents; frequent visits are essential to our loved ones’ well-being and safety. This nursing home and many others across the country are cited for abuse and neglect.

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4 Responses to “BROWNSVILLE, KY – STAFF ABUSES RESIDENTS; OTHER STAFF FAILED TO INTERVENE AND REPORT ABUSE”

  1. Betty Bullcok says:

    My sister is in this facility and has been treated very well. She is capable of telling us of any abuse and we would act immediately is this occurred. This is a great facility and I’m sorry these few people have given the facility a black eye. It’s hard to believe people would treat someone who can’t defend against abuse in this manner.

  2. Monty Harp says:

    my mother was there in December 2013 for about a month. It was obvious the place was hideous!
    We got her out and into a real facility in Southern Indiana.

  3. Kathy says:

    My grandfather was at this nursing home during this time and was taken care of by these people. He has passed away, but I strongly suspect that he was abused, and I know he was neglected.

  4. jonnie says:

    I worked in this facility in 2006, and it was a five star rated facility then….what happened? I reported an incidence of abuse while there, and was pulled in to the office of the DON (director of nursing) and told that she would handle any problems pertaining to abuse….

    Well, I guess the chickens have come home to roost.

    So sad, as it was a nice place when I worked there.

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