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Information & Ratings on Bay at Sheridan Health and Rehabilitation, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Attorneys for Abused & Injured at Bay at Sheridan Health and Rehabilitation
Every employee of the nursing home has a legal and ethical obligation to ensure that all residents receive the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many Wisconsin nursing home residents become the victims of mistreatment that could have been prevented had the staff followed established protocols.
If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of abuse or neglect while living in a Kenosha County nursing facility, contact the Wisconsin Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of lawyers has handled cases exactly like yours, and we can help your family too. Time is of the essence. All necessary documentation must be filed in the proper Wisconsin county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.
Bay at Sheridan Health and Rehabilitation
This long-term care home is an 81-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Kenosha and Kenosha County, Wisconsin. The "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
8400 Sheridan Rd
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53143
Bay at Sheridan Health and Rehabilitation
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Bay at Sheridan Health and Rehabilitation offers other services. Additional focused care includes bariatric care, hospice, respite care, memory care, IV (intravenous) therapy, tube feeding, decubitus wound management, Parkinson’s care, and restorative care including speech, occupational and physical therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and surveyors in Wisconsin have a legal duty to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify violations of established nursing home regulations. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive heavy monetary penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Residential Care Website.
Kenosha Wisconsin Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Wisconsin and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of citations and deficiencies online to reflect all violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Needed for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date February 7, 2018
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date November 8, 2016
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date November 8, 2016
The nursing home “did not keep one of two restrained residents free from restraint.” The incident involved a resident who “used a chest harness and seatbelt in his wheelchair. The facility had not documented that the harness and the seatbelt were restraints.”
The facility “did not comprehensively assess the use of these restraints to determine what medical symptoms were being treated, i.e., why [the resident] needed these restraints.” The nursing home did not assess the resident “to determine if these were the least restrictive restraints.”
According to state investigators, “the facility did not always ensure that they implemented their written policies and procedures about Abuse and Neglect Prohibition by properly screening all employees. The facility did not ensure that a complete background check was needed every four years for [one staff member].”
The investigator stated that “the facility did not ensure that a complete background check was done on seven of eight potential employees. The facility did not obtain an Integrated Background Information Systems (IBIS) Letter for the employees.”
The facility “did not ensure each resident received care planned assistive devices related to falls.” In one incident, a resident “who was assessed as a high risk for falls was observed in bed” without “her EZ mat on the floor next to her bed and her wheelchair in her room.”
Surveyors observed the resident on multiple occasions over four days “with her wheelchair in her room.” A review of the resident’s Plan of Care contains an intervention to remove the resident’s wheelchair “from her room to decrease the risk of falls with injuries.”
Mistreated at Bay at Sheridan Health and Rehabilitation? We Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Bay at Sheridan Health and Rehabilitation? Contact the Wisconsin nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Kenosha County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Kenosha.
Our network of attorneys does not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.