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Bennington Health and Rehabilitation Center
Do you suspect that your loved one has been mistreated while living in a Bennington County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries or unexpected death are a result of abuse or neglect by caregivers, employees, or other patients? If so, contact the Vermont Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
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This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Bennington and Bennington County, Vermont. The 100-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
2 Blackberry Lane
Bennington, Vermont 05201
Bennington Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Bennington Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
State surveyors and federal investigators can penalize nursing homes by denying payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines if the facility has been cited for a serious violation of a regulation or rule that harmed or could have harmed residents.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Vermont Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationBennington Vermont Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Vermont Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date January 31, 2018
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to provide sufficient supervision for [one resident] to prevent intrusion into other residents’ rooms and exit seeking.”
The state investigators observed a resident on the afternoon of January 30, 2018. The resident had a Care Plan “for wandering, intrusion, and exit seeking.” The investigators observed the resident entering the room with two residents who were in bed.
After four minutes, a “housekeeper noticed the intrusion and redirected [the resident] into the hall. There were no nurse or nurse aide staff available as they were all engaged in a shift change.” A few minutes later, the resident “intruded into a room of another resident] who was not present and took an item of jewelry before exiting the room.”
At that time, “the surveyor located the South Hall nurse who was still doing a shift change and advised him/her that [the resident] had taken the jewelry item during an intrusion.” After retrieving the item, “the nurse returned to the shift change duties, and [the wandering resident] proceeded directly to an exit at the far end of the North Hall, setting off the door alarm.”
The staff “came into the hall and reset the alarm, brought [the resident] back to the Hall and gave a snack to the resident, and then returned to other duties.” The resident, “now at 3:40 PM, preceded immediately back to the far end of the North Hall and set off the exit alarm again.”
One staff member went back to direct care duties and resident rooms, and there remained no staff supervising the halls. At 3:45 PM, [the resident] again intruded into the room of [the resident] at the end of the South Hall.”
The surveyor “found the nurse from the North Hall who came over and redirected [the resident] out of the room. At 3:59 PM, the unit manager confirmed that [the resident] has a pattern of wandering, intrusion, and exit seeking.”
The surveyor “confirmed with three or four nurse aides on duty (North Hall nurse at 4:11 PM, and two South Hall aides at 4:18 PM) that this behavior is typical of [the resident] and that they try to share the task of supervising [the resident].”
The Activity Aide was observed providing a group activity in the dining room from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. However, the activity “did not engage [the wandering resident].”
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