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Clipper Harbor Nursing Home
Many of the 1.5 million residents in nursing facilities in the U.S. are victims of mistreatment. In some cases, the nursing staff neglects these patients, or caregivers, visitors, employees, and other residents abuse, sexually assault, or mistreat the patient.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Rockingham County nursing facility, contact the New Hampshire Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family is adequately financially compensated for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.Clipper Harbor Nursing Home
This center is a 102-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Portsmouth and Rockingham County, New Hampshire. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
188 Jones Avenue
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801
Clipper Harbor Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Clipper Harbor 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
The state of New Hampshire and the federal government are legally responsible for monitoring each nursing home and impose monetary fines and deny payments through Medicare if serious violations have been identified. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
This nursing facility received one complaint and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of New Hampshire Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationPortsmouth New Hampshire Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the New Hampshire 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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation date July 12, 2018
- Failure to Make Sure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Meet Professional Standards of Quality – citation #F281 date September 2, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to implement written policies and procedures that prevent the neglect of residents.” The Facility Reported Incident (FRI) indicated that six days earlier at 2:00 PM on June 6, 2018, the resident “was found in the common bathroom” by a Registered Nurse (RN) and “was said to be trying to clean himself/herself up after having profuse diarrhea.”
The RN “then requested the assistance of [another licensed nurse to bring the resident] back to the room for cleaning up.” The licensed nurse requested that the RN “bring a wheelchair.” The RN “brought the wheelchair” and the staff member proceeded to wheel the resident “back to the resident’s room to be cleaned up.”
The licensed staff member then stated they were going to leave for a cigarette break. The RN “went to check on the resident and found the resident to be in bed, unwashed and unchanged, with blankets pulled up over the resident.”
The RN then requested the assistance of another Licensed Nursing Assistant and “together, they cleaned and changed the resident.” The staff member who had left the resident for a coffee break “was suspended pending investigation and later dismissed and reported to the Board of Nursing for neglect.”
The nursing home “failed to follow professional standards of practice [regarding] end-of-life pronouncement of death and reliable documentation of all assessments and activity surrounding the death.” The investigation involved two residents “discharged due to death.”
The surveyors reviewed one resident’s records that revealed a Nursing Progress Note written on August 31, 2016, at 6:16 AM by a Registered Nurse (RN). The Registered Nurse stated the resident’s time of death at 3:50 AM. A second Nurse Progress Note dated August 18, 2016, at 6:17 AM, written by the same Registered Nurse stated the time of death for that resident at 3:00 AM on August 18, 2016.
However, during an interview with the Director of Nursing, it was confirmed that “there was no documentation of assessments and activity surrounding the deaths of [both residents].”
Has your loved one been being mistreated, abused, harmed, or neglected while living at Clipper Harbor Nursing Home? Contact the New Hampshire nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Rockingham County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Portsmouth.
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