Information & Ratings on Birchwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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This long-term care facility is a 148-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
9632 W Appleton Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53225
Wisconsin and federal agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines are denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Birchwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $112,681 fine on August 16, 2017, and a $29,484 fine on January 10, 2017, for a total of $142,165.
On March 13, 2018, and August 16, 2017, Medicare denied payment from this nursing facility, citing substandard care. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Residential Care Website.
The state of Wisconsin and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information 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, one 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 13, 2018
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date March 13, 2018
According to state surveyors, the facility did not ensure three residents “were free from abuse.” In one incident, documented on February 22, 2018, a resident “reported an allegation of verbal abuse by [a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)] to the Interim Director of Nursing.” The resident “continued to have ongoing feelings of dehumanization” when they explained to the surveyor on March 1, 2018 what had occurred with the CNA.
Facility records indicated that that specific CNA “was involved in two prior allegations of mistreatment dated September 12, 2017, of January 3, 2017, which were not reported to the State agency.” Further documentation in the case state that the CNA “was barred from working in the nursing home due to substantiated findings of neglect.” The surveyor noted “had the facility reported these prior allegations, “the resident] would not have had the interaction with [the alleged perpetrator] on February 22, 2018.”
Records indicate that on December 31, 2017, a different resident’s “breast were touched inappropriately by a male peer [a resident].” The female resident reported the allegation to a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and the Former Director of Nursing on July 2, 2018.”Failure to Not Hire Anyone with a Finding of Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation or Theft – citation #F606 date March 13, 2018
The nursing home continued to employ one CNA “after a finding of neglect was placed on the CNA State Registry on July 7, 2017.” The CNA “continued working in the facility until February 22, 2018, when action was taken by the facility.” The continued employment of the CNA “led to an incident of abuse concerning [one resident] and had the potential to affect all thirty-eight residents on the first floor.”
The facility “did not develop written policies and procedures that are in compliance with the new regulations.” The facility “did not operationalize a policy by ensuring residents were free from abuse. The facility did not operationalize their policy by ensuring a CNA with a substantiated finding of neglect was not employed by the facility.”
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