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Fairland Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Many families have limited options on how to handle their loved one’s care who requires nursing assistants outside their home. Many of these family members choose to relocate their loved one into a Montgomery County nursing facility only to realize they been victimized through neglect or mistreatment by caregivers, employees, or other residents.
If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while living in a nursing home, contact the Maryland Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family, too. Contact us today so we can begin working on your case to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.
This facility is a "for profit" 92-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of Silver Spring and Montgomery County, Maryland. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
2101 Fairland Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20904
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Fairland Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short stay care, long-term care, respite care, palliative care, IV (intravenous) therapy, dementia care, wound care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of Maryland are authorized to penalize any nursing home with monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services when the facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Fairland Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $10,273 fine on June 25, 2018, and a $6,443 fine on August 19, 2016, for a total of $16,716.
This nursing home also received ten complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Maryland Nursing Home Information Website.
Silver Spring Maryland Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Maryland long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation date June 25, 2018
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Met Professional Standards of Quality – citation #F658 date June 25, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to report an incident of possible neglect to the Office of Health Care Quality.” The surveyors reviewed the Hospital Discharge paperwork revealing a Social Work Progress Note indicating that the resident “has required either a mitt or wrist restraints as he/she has intermittently pulled at her trach [a breathing tube providing an airway through a surgically opened access into the trachea (windpipe)].”
The Discharge Summary documented that the resident “has had a sitter to avoid picking at and pulling out the line. The sitter continued during rehabilitation.”
The resident’s clinical record and Nursing Progress Note indicated that at 5:30 AM one morning, the resident removed the tracheostomy and “was found unresponsive.” At the time of the incident, “the resident had a sitter (private caregiver) in the room.”
The “nurse called for a ‘code’ and 911, replaced the trach, and [initiated] cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).” The resident was transported to the emergency room by Emergency Medical Services (EMS). During an interview with the facility Administrator, it became apparent that the Administrator “was not aware of any of the details of the event.”
The Social Worker stated during an interview that they were “aware that the staff had reported that [the resident pulled her trach] while the sitter was in the room and the nurse had performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Despite being aware “that the resident pulled her trach [which led to a serious medical condition] while there was a sitter in the room, the staff failed to report this potential neglect to the Office of Health Care Quality.”
The facility “failed to ensure standards of nursing practice with residents.” The survey team reviewed a resident’s clinical record and documentation noted on June 21, 2018, by the Hospice Caregiver for the resident. The caregiver reported to a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “about the resident’s coughing,” and assessed that the resident had Physician’s orders to treat the cough.
While there was a Physician’s order, there was “no documented evidence of an assessment for a change in condition for [the resident] regarding the need for [their medication].”
Need More Information about Fairland Center? Contact Us Today for Help
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Fairland Center? Contact the Maryland nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Montgomery County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Silver Spring.
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.