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Bethesda Health and Rehabilitation Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Many families have no other choice than to place a loved one in a nursing facility to ensure they receive the highest level of professional care. These families often find comfort in the knowledge that their loved one will remain safe in a compassionate environment. Unfortunately, abuse and mistreatment are all too common occurrences in many nursing facilities throughout Maryland, where caregivers, employees, or other residents injure patients.
Our affiliated nursing home neglect attorneys in Maryland have represented many Montgomery County nursing home patients who were victimized through abuse and neglect. Our legal team works on behalf of our clients to help them receive adequate financial compensation to recover their damages. We use the law to take immediate action and hold those responsible for the harm legally accountable.
Bethesda Health and Rehabilitation
This long-term care home is a "for profit" 200-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Bethesda and Montgomery County, Maryland. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
5721 Grosvenor Lane
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Bethesda Health and Rehabilitation
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Bethesda Health and Rehab offers other services. Additional focused care includes memory care, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, long-term care, and restorative care, including physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state of Maryland and the federal government have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Bethesda Health and Rehabilitation for $12,288 on November 21, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing facility also received fourteen complaints and self-reported fourteen serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations.
Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Maryland Nursing Home Information Website.
Bethesda Maryland Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Maryland 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 one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three 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 March 2, 2018
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F580 date March 2, 2018
The facility “failed to protect [a resident’s] right to be free from all types of abuse.” This finding was identified “during the investigation when the facility had reported an incident [that] was not validated, but findings were related to the investigation of the incident.”
Documentation shows that at 8:30 AM on January 8, 2018, a spouse of a resident “reported to the physical therapy department manager that [the resident] alleged that a facility staff member had touched [their] genitalia inappropriately while assisting [them] in the bathroom.”
A further review of the record “revealed that the therapy department manager reported this allegation to the Director of Nursing immediately. On January 8, 2018, an interview was conducted with [the resident] in which [they] identified a Physical Therapist Assistant as the alleged perpetrator.”
As a result of this accusation, “the facility immediately suspended [the Physical Therapist Assistant] pending the outcome of the investigation.” An interview with the Occupational Therapist indicated that the resident “had informed [them] that it was not the Physical Therapist Assistant] who touched [their] genitalia.” Instead, the resident told the Occupational Therapists that it was the Geriatric Nursing Assistant who was “the alleged perpetrator.”
However, “the facility failed to immediately follow through on the Occupational Therapist’s statement of the reported [allegation by the resident].” As a result, the alleged perpetrator, the Geriatric Nursing Assistant “was kept on the schedule and continued to work with the [resident] and other vulnerable residents.”
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to notify a legal guardian of a change in the condition of [a resident]. The surveyors reviewed a resident’s clinical record on February 28, 2018, that revealed that “the resident was transferred to the hospital on August 8, 2017.”
A review of Nurse’s Notes on that date revealed “that the legal guardian was called and a voice message was left. However, there was no evidence of the staff made follow-up contact with the legal guardian to ensure the notification of a change in condition [to the resident]” was completed.
Was Your Loved One Injured at Bethesda Health and Rehabilitation? Our Lawyers Can Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Bethesda Health and Rehabilitation? Contact the Maryland nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Montgomery County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Bethesda.
We provide every potential client a free initial case consultation and offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you will not pay us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery on your behalf.