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Alderwood Manor Nursing Center
Many families have limited options on how to ensure that their loved one receives the best care and choose to place them in a community nursing facility. Unfortunately, the incident rates of abuse and neglect occurring in nursing homes nationwide have risen significantly over the last few decades. Many patients become victims of mistreatment at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors, or other residents.
If your loved one suffered harm while living in a Spokane County nursing facility, contact the Washington 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.Alderwood Manor Nursing Center
This center is an 85-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Spokane and Spokane County, Washington. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
3600 East Hartson Avenue
Spokane, Washington 99202
Alderwood Manor Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Alderwood Manor Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
It is the legal responsibility of Washington and the federal government investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last thirty-six months, federal investigators imposed three monetary fines against Alderwood Manor Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties included a $9953 fine on February 5, 2019, a $22,321 fine on August 10, 2018, and a $36,764 fine on July 17, 2017, for a total of $69,038.
Also, this nursing facility received eleven complaints and self-reported six serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Washington Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation date #F600 August 10, 2018
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure [four residents] reviewed for resident-to-resident altercations were free from abuse. This failure placed these residents, as well as other residents at risk for repeated physical abuse from residents who reacted with physical aggression.”
Documentation shows that there was a physical altercation between residents where one resident “occasionally demonstrated physical behaviors which placed others at risk for physical injuries and wandered into areas which could intrude on the privacy of others.” The aggressive resident’s Care Plan showed that “she wandered, which placed her at risk for altercations with others. Interventions dated October 24, 2012, instructed the staff to walk with the resident, redirect from inappropriate areas, or engage in a diversionary activity.”
A documented goal dated September 30, 2018, directed the staff to ensure that “the resident would not harm herself or others due to her behaviors through the next review.” However, the surveyors interviewed another resident who “was asked about any problems with other residents. She stated there was a problem when her prior roommate [the allegedly aggressive resident] came in the door, started taking some of her things off a bedside table, including things that could harm or.”
The roommate stated that at that time, the allegedly aggressive resident picked up a book and threw it at her and then a full thing of wipes and hit her on the shoulder.” The resident indicated that the aggressive resident “hit her in the shoulder in an area that had been impacted by a previous surgery where the muscles were very weak.”
The state surveyors reviewed the facility Incident Investigation Report dated July 21, 2018. The report indicates that these two residents were roommates and “the facility investigation included the same account of events as” described by the injured resident. The investigation showed that a Registered Nurse (RN) “was present at the time of the incident and responded when [the injured resident] was calling out for help.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Alderwood Manor Nursing Center? Contact the Washington nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Spokane County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Spokane.
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