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Cedar Ridge Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Cedar Ridge Center Nursing Home
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 75-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Skowhegan and Somerset County, Maine. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
23 Cedar Ridge Drive
Skowhegan, Maine 04976
Cedar Ridge Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Cedar Ridge Center 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.
Financial Penalties and Violations
It is a legal responsibility of state and federal investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
This nursing facility self-reported two serious problems over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Maine Adult Protective Services & Guardianship Website.
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Skowhegan Maine Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Maine 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 two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, four 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 September 27, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure that one resident was free from verbal abuse. Specifically, a Registered Nurse (RN) “is alleged to have yelled and used profane language toward [a resident] on September 6, 2018.”
The facility’s “Abuse Prohibition Policy states it will prohibit abuse, mistreatment, neglect, misappropriation of resident property, and exploitation for all residents.” The policy also defined verbal abuse as “the use of oral, written, or gestured language that willfully includes disparaging or derogatory terms to the patient and their families, or within hearing distance.”
The Internal Investigation Documentation reported on the day of the incident states that “while a family member was visiting a resident, yelling and swearing was heard outside the room. The family member reported witnessing [the resident] yelling, swearing, and threatening to hit another resident.”
The family member stated that a nurse “responded by yelling and swearing back [at the resident]. The family member reported the incident to the facility’s Social Worker.” Even though the facility investigated the incident beginning two days later and did discipline their employee through a written reprimand it “did not suspend the nurse.”
The survey team interviewed another resident who stated that the RN “yelled at people, likes to sit down, and I definitely feel the residents are afraid to speak up.” The fourth resident stated during an interview that they had heard the RN yelling at residents. That resident stated that they were “afraid to report it and would not report because it ‘would make it worse for me.’”
Two members of the survey team interviewed the Registered Nurse (RN) by telephone and discussed the incident. The Registered Nurse “immediately became angry and stated [that the resident] swore at me, and I told her no one needed to hear that kind of language.”
The Registered Nurse stated that the resident “f-ing punched me in the face. I was frustrated, and I had to keep my cool, but I had to stand between her and the other residents to keep her from f-ing punching them.” The surveyors stated that during the entire interview, the Registered Nurse “yelled and used profanities.”
One surveyor asked the Registered Nurse if they “had received counseling from the facility after the incident.” The Registered Nurse “began yelling profanities again and stated that ‘I was counseled, yes. I explained to them it was not f-ing fair. I was the only f-ing nurse on for forty-seven residents, and there was no other f-ing nursing management present to help me.”
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