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Franklin Woods Center Nursing Home
Lawyers for Neglected & Mistreated at Franklin Woods Center Nursing Home
Are you concerned that your loved one living in a nursing facility might be the victim of mistreatment? Were they injured in a preventable fall or develop avoidable bedsores because the nursing home neglected to provide adequate supervision or nursing care? Did the facility’s caregivers, visitors, or other patients physically, sexually, verbally, or mentally abuse your loved one?
The Maryland Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys fight aggressively to maintain the rights of Baltimore County nursing home patients. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers uses the law to obtain financial compensation for victims who want to seek justice for their injuries. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today.
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 117-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Baltimore and Baltimore County, Maryland. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
9200 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21237
Franklin Woods Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Franklin Woods 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
State and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home cited for serious violations of regulations and rules. These penalties include levying monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
This nursing facility received fourteen complaints 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 Maryland Department of Human Resources Adult Protective Services Website.
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Baltimore 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 two out of five stars, including three 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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date February 13, 2018
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date June 1, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure its residents were free from neglect.” The survey team reviewed the facility investigation involving the resident’s daughter’s concerns “that the resident’s breakfast and lunch trays were left untouched on the bedside table.”
The Director of Nursing interviewed the Geriatric Nursing Assistant, who stated “that she thought the Speech Therapist was responsible for feeding the resident breakfast. She also stated that she did not feed the resident lunch because another resident requested to be showered.” The Nursing Assistant stated that “sometimes if she is busy, she leaves the lunch there and heats it up around 2:30 PM or 3:00 PM.”
The Director of Nursing asked the Geriatric Nursing Assistant “if she had been in the resident’s room throughout the shift.” The Assistant said “that she had been in the room. When asked how she could have allowed this to happen, the [Assistant] replied that she was busy.”
The nursing home “failed to complete a thorough abuse investigation regarding an injury of unknown origin.” A “facility reported incident was conducted on May 26, 2017, at 2:05 PM. The report detailed an injury sustained by [a resident] on December 31, 2016.”
The documentation revealed that the resident was “heard yelling out.” A Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) went into the resident’s room and noted a skin tear to his/her left arm. The facility’s internal investigation was also reviewed at this time by the survey team and revealed that the resident had sustained a wrist fracture.”
The nursing team transferred the resident “to a local emergency department within three hours of the injury being discovered.” The investigation report indicates that the “injury was unwitnessed. In the course of their investigation, the facility acquired statements from four staff members who provided care to the resident [before] the shift.”
Even so, “only one interview was conducted with the staff member [the GNA] who was actually working on the shift when the resident was injured who found the resident with the injury. No interview was conducted with the nurse who provided treatment to the resident nor any other staff members who might have been with the resident over the course of the shift.”
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Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Franklin Woods Center Nursing Home? Contact the Maryland nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Baltimore County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Baltimore.
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