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Bel Air Health and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Harford County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their facility-acquired bedsores or injuries from a fall could have been prevented had the staff followed the established protocols? If so, contact our nursing home abuse network of attorneys in Maryland now for immediate legal intervention.
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Bel Air Health and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a 155-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Bel Air and Harford County, Maryland. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
410 East McPhail Road
Bel Air, Maryland 21040
Bel Air Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Bel Air Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes memory care, dementia care, long-term care, and rehabilitative services involving physical, speech, and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal government nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or monetary fine when the facility has been cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
This nursing facility also received eleven complaints and self-reported four serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Maryland Nursing Home Information Website.
Bel Air Maryland Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and Maryland Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three 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 January 22, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to initiate investigations when alleged employee-to-resident abuse was reported by residents.” Additionally, “the facility staff failed to report allegations of the employee-to-resident abuse to the Office of Health Care Quality [promptly].”
The surveyors documented that the facility had a responsibility to conduct a thorough investigation to determine “if abuse of the resident had occurred.” Next, the regulation requires “any allegation of abuse or injury of unknown occurrence must be reported to the Office of Health Care Quality within twenty-four hours and the conclusion of the investigation to be reported in five days.”
Next, the investigators determined “the facility staff failed to initiate investigations when alleged employee-to-resident abuse was reported by the facility staff.” On September 4, 2017, a resident alleged that a Geriatric Nursing Assistant threw a gown at him/her while in the shower. The resident alleges she/he asked the Geriatric Nursing Assistant for a specific gown, and the [Assistant] became irritated and threw the gown.” The resident later alleged that the Geriatric Nursing Assistants spit on him/her.”
Documentation shows that the resident notified the Interim Director of Nursing of the allegation. However, “the facility failed to initiate an investigation of the alleged abuse and failed to report the allegation” until three days later.
Additionally, a review of a second resident’s Medical Records revealed that on August 31, 2017, the resident (although non-verbal) displayed through non-verbal behavior the allegation of rough treatment during morning care. The resident was noted to be crying and very upset by the course of events he/she was reporting.”
Documentation indicates that the “facility staff understood the resident was reporting that he/she had undergone rough treatment from the Geriatric Nursing Assistant, who failed to complete morning care. The facility staff failed to initiate an investigation of the allegation until [seven days later] on September 7, 2017, and failed to report [the incident] to the Office of Health Care Quality until that time.”
As a part of the investigation, the corporate nurse revealed that the corporate office “became aware of the alleged allegations of abuse of the failure of the facility staff to initiate an investigation to determine the validity of those allegations and their failure to notify” the required agencies.
The Nursing Home Administration was suspended “due to the failure of timely reporting the alleged abuse allegations, lack of thorough investigation and failure for not following the process for suspending staff identified as perpetrators in the abuse allegations.”
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Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Bel Air Health and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Maryland nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Harford County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Bel Air.
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