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Cumberland Healthcare Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Do you believe that your loved one is being neglected, abused, or mistreated while living in an Allegany County nursing facility? Are you concerned that the harm they experience is occurring at the hands of caregivers or other residents? Contact the Maryland Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal help.
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Cumberland Healthcare Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" home providing services to residents of Cumberland and Allegany County, Maryland. The 130-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
512 Winifred Road
Cumberland, Maryland 21502
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators have a legal obligation to penalize any nursing home that violated a rule or regulation that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties typically include imposed monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services. Usually, the higher the violation, the higher the fine.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Cumberland Healthcare Center for $2,381 on March 21, 2017, citing substandard care.
The nursing home also received seven complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Maryland Nursing Home Information Website.
Cumberland Maryland Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and Maryland Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date January 25, 2018
- Failure to Develop and Implement a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation #441 date June 16, 2016
According to state surveyors, “the facility staff failed to provide a resident with a safe environment by using the appropriate lift during a transfer to prevent the resident from sustaining [injury].” Also, the nursing home failed to “update a resident’s care guide to reflect that the resident should only be a Hoyer lift transfer.”
The state surveyors interviewed an employee who stated that they had “used a buckle lift to transfer [the resident, and that the resident’s] legs did not bend during the transfer” the employee stated that they “did not review [the resident’s Care Plan or care guide before transferring the resident].”
The employee also verified that they, along with another employee, did not use a Hoyer lift at an earlier transfer when moving the resident from their wheelchair to the bed. Additionally, the employee said that they did “did not use a gait belt when [they] and another employee transferred the resident to bed.”
In a separate summary statement dated April 24, 2015, the nursing home “failed to ensure the resident environment remained as free from accident hazards as possible by the use of electrical power strips, which were not designed to be used with medical devices in patient care areas.
The state survey team observed two residents’ rooms and found power strips “lying on the floor between the head of the [one resident’s] bed and his nightstand. Both residents’ oxygen concentrators were plugged into the power strip.”
A third resident’s room was observed the following day where a “power strip was lying on the floor under the head of the bed. The resident’s air mattress, oxygen concentrator, and nebulizer machine (a device that is used to administer respiratory medications) and a fan were plugged into the power strip.”
The surveyors interviewed the Director of Nursing to make them aware of the findings and reviewed a memo with the Director that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) had sent the previous year “regarding [not using] power strips.”
The nursing home “failed to adhere to infection control practices and guidelines by failing to properly label and store resident’s personal care items.” The nursing home also failed to follow protocols while doing a dressing change to a resident with a pressure ulcer by not placing a barrier underneath the resident and using proper technique to clean the wound. Their lack of protocol had the potential to spread infection.
Neglected or Abused at Cumberland Healthcare Center? We Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Cumberland Healthcare Center? Contact the Maryland nursing home abuse lawyers at the Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Allegany County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Cumberland.
You will not be charged to discuss your case with our legal team during an initial, free case review. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means that you will owe us nothing until we have secured financial compensation on your behalf.