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Cadia Healthcare - Wheaton Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
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Cadia Healthcare - Wheaton
This long-term care facility is a 116-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Wheaton and Montgomery County, Maryland. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
4011 Randolph Road
Wheaton, Maryland 20902
Cadia Healthcare - Wheaton
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Cadia Healthcare - Wheaton offers other services. Additional focused care includes pain management, bariatric care, joint replacement rehab, and traditional care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Maryland and federal agencies are legally obligated to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators find the nursing home seriously violated established nursing home regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Cadia Healthcare - Wheaton, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $1,032,808 fine on January 05, 2017, and a $1,406 fine on August 16, 2016, for a total of $1,034,214.
This nursing facility also received fourteen complaints and self-reported twenty-two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Maryland Nursing Home Information Website.
Wheaton Maryland 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 Maryland Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
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 Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date January 5, 2015
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to maintain a safe environment for [a resident] who was identified as an elopement risk.” Additionally, when the resident “successfully eloped, the facility failed to notify the law enforcement authorities [promptly].” The “deficient practice [by the nursing staff] placed residents at risk for elopement and the potential for serious harm.”
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s clinical record that revealed that a Physician and Psychologist had determined the resident “incapable of making decisions for their own self. The resident expressed a desire to return home with her parents, who were on vacation. However, the resident’s parents died in 1976 and 1978, and the house the resident wanted to return to was sold in 1980.”
A Psychologist Note revealed that the resident had been referred to a Psychologist because they had anticipated signing themselves out of the facility, “but there were competency concerns. The resident had bagged up [their] clothing and had them sitting on the bed. The resident agreed to stay in the facility after being urged by the Psychologist to wait until [the resident’s] parents returned.”
However, despite the resident’s “delusions regarding the parents and the home, expressing intentions to leave the facility, and the change in behavior requirement capacity evaluation, there was no evidence of an updated elopement assessment.” There was also not a “nursing assessment of the change in behavior, nor the development of a Care Plan addressing the risk of elopement or delusional behaviors.”
At 8:00 AM one morning, the “staff could not locate the resident” who had been “seen sitting in front of the facility by several staff members as this was his/her normal.” The staff notified the police over three hours later to say that the resident had been missing.”
The resident returned without the assistance of the facility at 3:45 PM that day. The resident stated that they went to their “parents’ house and stated in a few weeks they will try again. Further review of the clinical record revealed that an elopement assessment was updated” which “indicated the resident was an elopement risk.”
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