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Autumn Lake Healthcare Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Every nursing home in Maryland has a legal obligation to provide each patient with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing staff will fail to follow the traditional procedures and protocols that can lead to preventable accidents, injuries, and the development of life-threatening bedsores.
If your loved one was injured or abused while residing in Caroline County nursing facility, contact the Maryland Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for help. Our team of lawyers has successfully resolved many compensation cases just like yours, and we can help your family too.
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton
This nursing center is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Denton and Caroline County, Maryland. The 100-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
420 Colonial Dr
Denton, Maryland 21629
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton offers other services. Additional focused care includes Alzheimer’s/dementia care, short-term and long-term care, subacute care, pain management, IV (intravenous) therapy, diabetes management, stroke recovery, and rehabilitative care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal investigators penalize nursing facilities with monetary fines and denied payment for Medicare when the nursing home had been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
This nursing facility also received six complaints and self-reported fifteen serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Maryland Nursing Home Information Website.
Denton Maryland Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Maryland long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two 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 March 28, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to provide adequate supervision of a resident who displayed sexually inappropriate behaviors for vulnerable residents and staff. This [failure] was found to be evident for one of two residents reviewed for sexually inappropriate behavior and placed all twenty-three residents on the Dementia unit at risk.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s medical records that revealed: “that the resident had exhibited a history of sexually inappropriate and aggressive behaviors during this time as evidenced by the following Primary Care Physician’s Notes.” The Physician note dated April 17, 2017, stated that the resident “had increased auditory hallucinations and had asked staff members to have intercourse with him.”
The Physician’s Notes dated April 26, 2017, documents that the resident “had a few episodes of inappropriate sexual comments and noted by staff to have gone into female residents’ rooms and asked them to take their shirts off.”
The Physician’s Notes dated May 15, 2017, states that “for the past six weeks [before] the note, the resident displayed worrisome behaviors. The resident was found naked [in their] room while an unidentified female resident was [not wearing a shirt]. It was also reported that the resident had been kicking, hitting other residents, and chased a nurse around the Nurse’s Station.”
An interdisciplinary Progress Note dated May 17, 2017, revealed that the resident “had five incidents of sexually inappropriate behavior that morning.” The resident was found “standing in the room naked asking for [salacious] magazines. The resident asked the female resident for their hand and to go with them into the resident’s room. The resident approached a nurse and asked them to ‘see what you got’ in a sexual manner. The resident had attempted to follow another female resident into [their] room.”
A review of the resident’s Behavior Symptoms Monitoring Flow Record revealed that on June 3, 2017, the staff noted that “the resident had behaviors of yelling out, resistant to care, trying to kick during all of their shifts.” The following day, the resident “exhibited the behaviors of masturbation in a public place and taking off [their] clothes in the hallway.”
On June for 2017, the resident “was involved in a resident-to-resident altercation” while “attempted to transfer the resident to the hospital [they] struck the police officer. According to the document, the staff was re-educated regarding dealing with the resident’s behavior.”
Abused at Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton? Our Attorneys Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton? Contact the Maryland nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Caroline County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Denton.
Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf.