Fox Chase Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

Decatur Township Center Nursing HomeMany families have limited options when providing care to a loved one who requires outside nursing assistance. Typically, the family will choose to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure they receive the best care possible. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect are serious problems in nursing homes across the United States.

If your loved one was victimized through neglect, mistreatment or abuse while living in a Montgomery County nursing facility, contact the Maryland Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for your harm rightfully accountable.

Fox Chase Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

This nursing center is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Silver Spring and Montgomery County, Maryland. The 87-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:

2015 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
(301) 587-2400

In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Fox Chase Rehabilitation and Nursing Center 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.

Fined $429,590 for substandard care

Financial Penalties and Violations

State surveyors and federal investigators might penalize nursing homes by denying payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines if the facility was cited for a serious violation of a regulation or rule that harmed or could have harmed residents.

Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Fox Chase Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for $429,590 on August 03, 2016, citing substandard care. This nursing facility received three complaints and self-reported four serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations.

Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Maryland Department of Human Resources Adult Protective Services Website.

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Silver Spring Maryland Nursing Home Safety Concerns

Two Stars Rating

The state of Maryland and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.

According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.

  • Failure to Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All the Resident’s Needs with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured – citation #F279 date August 3, 2016
  • The state investigators determined that “the facility staff failed to initiate comprehensive individualized care plans for residents with the possibility of elopement and smoking.” This finding “was evident in [five residents reviewed] during the investigation of a [valid] facility-reported complaint.”

    The survey team reviewed the resident’s clinical record on August 3, 2016. The records revealed that the resident “had a smoking evaluation performed on April 28, 2016. This finding was identified during a complaint investigation [MD 322] and is determined to be valid.” Before the resident’s “elopement [wandering away] on April 25, 2016, a smoking assessment and Care Plan was not completed despite Physician’s Notes saying the resident was a current smoker.”

    The facility initiated a Care Plan on May 2, 2016, “with the focus that the patient may smoke with supervision per the smoking assessment. However, there were no goals or interventions evident to complete the Care Plan [that was] not comprehensive nor individualized for [the resident].”

    The clinical record dated August 3, 2016, revealed that the resident “had an elopement evaluation performed on May 11, 2016, which revealed a resident was at risk for elopement from the facility.” On that day, the facility staff placed a Wander Guard device on the resident “to alert facility staff that the resident exited the building. However, the assessment did not result in a Comprehensive Plan of Care at that time.”

    A Nursing Note dated June 17, 2016, revealed that a second resident “was observed on different occasions wheeling [themselves] toward the front door area after coming from the activity room.” Even so, “a Care Plan was not initiated for wandering/elopement for [the resident] at that time.”

    The survey team determined that the resident was “at risk for elopement as he/she was reported to be hovering near exits, and later, wheeling him/herself toward the front door.”

Neglected or Abused at Fox Chase Rehabilitation and Nursing Center? We Can Help

Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury, was abused or died prematurely while living at Fox Chase Rehabilitation and Nursing 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.

We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured a financial recovery on your behalf.


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