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Frederick Health and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Does your family have limited options when providing care to your loved one who requires nursing assistance? Has your loved one been neglected or abused while living in a Frederick County nursing facility? If so, contact the Maryland Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Let our team of aggressive lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives monetary compensation to recover your damages. We use the law to ensure those responsible for causing injury and unexpected death are held financially accountable. We can begin working on your case today.Frederick Health and Rehabilitation Center
This center is a 120-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Frederick and Frederick County, Maryland. The "for profit" long-term care home is located at:
30 North Place
Frederick, Maryland 21701
Frederick Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Frederick Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes memory care, dementia care, long-term care, and restorative care involving physical, speech, and occupational therapies.
Both the federal government and the state of Maryland can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Frederick Health and Rehabilitation Center for $45,598 on December 22, 2016, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility also received seven complaints and self-reported nine serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Maryland Nursing Home Information Website.
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Maryland Department of Public Health 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #609 date March 23, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to report an injury of unknown origin to the State Survey Agency.” This failure was evident for one resident “reviewed for an injury of unknown origin.”
The resident was observed on the morning of March 13, 2018, “in the hallway close to the dining room sitting in a wheelchair.” At that time, the resident “had a cast on [their] left lower arm and wrist, and thumb area. The resident was unable to answer why [they] had a cast.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Medical Records that revealed a change in condition, which stated that “the resident was noted with a swollen left wrist, painful when touched. The note [revealed that a nurse practitioner had] ordered an x-ray to the left wrist. A second note written on January 18, 2018, stated that the resident received a left wrist x-ray due to swelling. Results [involved a] navicular wrist fracture.
The surveyors interviewed the Director of Nursing at 9:00 AM on March 15, 2018, after the Director “gave the surveyor a copy of the accident report and the Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner determined it happened from the resident beating his/her arm on the wheelchair.” The surveyor asked the Director of Nursing “if the injury of unknown origin was reported to the State as the injury was not witnessed, and the resident was cognitively impaired.”
The Director replied, “No, because they determined after reviewing the medical record that he/she had not had a fall.” The survey team determined that the facility had “failed to thoroughly investigate an injury of unknown origin.” The Director of Nursing, along with the Certified Registered Nurse practitioner, explained what happened to the resident.
The Nurse Practitioner “determined after the results when the x-rays were received that they felt the scaphoid fracture was caused by leaning on the hand.” However, the Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner failed to write a Progress Note regarding the fracture.” The surveyors asked the Director, “if staff members were interviewed on multiple shifts regarding the injury.” The Director stated that “no one had been interviewed.”
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Frederick Health and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Maryland nursing home abuse lawyers at the Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Frederick County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Frederick.
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