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Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Home
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of physical abuse, sexual assault, neglect, or mistreatment while living in a Chittenden County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries occurred at the hands of caregivers, nurses, employees, visitors, or other patients? If so, contact the Vermont Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm legally and financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case now.Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Home
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Burlington and Chittenden County, Vermont. The 126-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
300 Pearl Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401
Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Home 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.
Fined $21,170 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The state of Vermont and the federal government have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing home. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Home, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $7,543 fine on April 03, 2018, and a $13,627 fine on February 05, 2018, for a total of $21,170.
This nursing facility received twenty-five complaints and self-reported six serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Vermont Adult Protective Services Website.
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The state of Vermont 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, 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 #F600 date August 22, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure a resident’s right to be free from sexual abuse.” As per the record review, the resident “was seated in a wheelchair by the nurse’s station [when a second resident] was noted to approach the resident, with a pillow in hand, and stand by the resident. Staff observed and noted that [the second resident] had exposed his penis and had it rested upon [the first resident’s] arm.”
The sexually aggressive resident “was described as stroking his penis as it laid on [the first resident’s] arm. Both residents have cognitive impairment. The residents were separated, and [the sexually aggressive resident] was returned to his room.”
The investigators reviewed the sexually aggressive resident’s Electronic Medical Record which “reflect the two previous incidents of exposing himself in public areas and incidents of urinating in public areas.” The resident “was first Care Planned for Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors on February 12, 2018. The facility’s plan to prevent any further incidents included every fifteen-minute checks for [the resident] not to be within arm’s reach of other residents.”
It was determined that “the facility failed to provide the supervision to implement the Care Plan regarding not being within arm’s reach of other residents.” The Director of Nursing confirmed that the resident had a history of sexually inappropriate behavior using “the Reasonable Person Concept per the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines.”
The guidelines indicate that “having this type of nonconsensual sexual contact occurred would cause mental anguish to a reasonable person.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Home? Contact the Vermont nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Chittenden County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Burlington.
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