Information & Ratings on Bridges of Milwaukee Rehabilitation and Care Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mistreatment of senior citizens in Milwaukee County nursing facilities is disgraceful, unacceptable, and reprehensible. Most families that entrust the care of their loved one to the staff at a nursing facility put their full faith knowing that they will receive the best care in a safe, compassionate environment. Unfortunately, neglect and abuse occur all too often that leaves the victims scarred.
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This long-term care facility is a 144-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:
6800 N 76Th Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53223
Bridges of Milwaukee Rehabilitation and Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Bridges of Milwaukee Rehabilitation and Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term care, short-term rehab, and rehabilitative care including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
The federal government and the state of Wisconsin are authorized to penalize any nursing home with monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services when the facility has been cited for serious violations of regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Bridges of Milwaukee Rehabilitation and Care Center for $75,281 on September 07, 2016, citing substandard care. On September 7, 2016, Medicare denied payment to the facility.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Residential Care Website.
The state of Wisconsin and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Treatment and Cares According to Orders, Resident’s Preferences and Goals – citation #F684 date March 15, 2018
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date March 15, 2018
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation date November 27, 2017
According to state investigators, the facility did not ensure that one resident “received appropriate follow-up after a care conference.”
The family member of the resident “informed the facility that she was giving the resident extra pain medication. This information was not related to the nurses administering [the resident’s] pain medication and monitoring and assessment were not completed for the possible effects extra medication may have.”
Notations were made at a care conference, indicating that the interdisciplinary team met with the [resident] and her daughter to discuss concerns she had. The daughter discussed how she brings in extra medication to help [alleviate the resident’s] pain. She was not sure what kind of medication it was but stated that it was what the daughter also took for back pain.”
The investigators indicated that there is nowhere in the resident’s Medical Records of any mention of a “follow-up to the daughter bringing in medication or plan to monitor for possible risks related to this [problem].”
The nursing home “did not have an effective infection control program.” In one incident, a resident “was observed to not have appropriate hand hygiene during treatment.” Records indicated the resident had “developed a Stage II pressure injury to the coccyx on March 5, 2018.”
The state surveyors observed a Registered Nurse (RN) providing the resident care who “did not wash her hands after removing soiled gloves and before applying new gloves.” The Director of Nursing indicated that the RN “should have to wash her hands after glove removal” to follow the facility’s handwashing policy to eliminate the spread of infection.
The facility “did not notify the doctor of low blood sugar levels [for one resident] with blood sugar parameters.” The documentation showed that the resident had a blood sugar level of 63 with Physician’s orders to contact the doctor when this occurs. However, the Physician “was not notified.”
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