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Grace Healthcare of Three Rivers Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Saint Joseph County nursing facility, we urge you to contact the Michigan Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing your loved one harm both legally and financially accountable. Our legal team can begin working on your case today to ensure you are adequately monetarily compensated for your damages.Grace Healthcare of Three Rivers
This center is an 87-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Three Rivers and Saint Joseph County, Michigan. The "for profit" long-term care home is located at:
55378 Wilbur Rd
Three Rivers, Michigan 49093
Grace Healthcare of Three Rivers
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Grace Health Care of Three Rivers offers behavioral support and rehabilitative care including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Both the federal government and the state of Michigan can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home regulations.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Grace Health Care of Three Rivers citing substandard care. These penalties include a $2097 fine on May 10, 2017, and $3982 fine on June 23, 2016, for a total of $6079. During that time, the facility received two formally filed complaints and self-reported fifteen significant issues that all resulted in citations.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Nursing Home Reporting Website.Three Rivers Michigan Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Michigan Department of Public Health website.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation date May 17, 2017
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date July 19, 2018
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date July 19, 2018
The nursing home “failed to immediately report an allegation of resident-to-resident physical abuse for [three residents].”
A review of a resident’s Electronic Medical Record and care plans and behavior tracking records show that the severely cognitively impaired resident “exhibited inattention and disorganized thinking, rejected cares, wandered the dementia unit in her wheelchair and would shout or hit other residents if they came too close, or were in her way. She was very possessive of her baby dolls, as well; require the assist one staff person for all Activities of Daily Living, including eating; could self-propel in her wheelchair and was always incontinent of bowel and bladder.”
The resident’s behavior Care Plan reflected that the resident “displayed aggressive behaviors as evidenced by throwing objects, physical aggression and screaming.”
The resident Incident Report shows that the resident “was heard to yell, ‘get off me.’” The resident was observed slapping another resident’s face. When asked, one resident “said she reached out toward [the other resident’s] baby doll and [the second resident hit the first resident’s hand.].” The residents were “separated, assessed for injuries, and no injuries were found.”
The investigators determined the facility “failed to prevent a burn with blistering for [one resident reviewed for their medical condition] and injury to the skin with potential for infection.” The survey team observed the severely, cognitively impaired resident “in his room in a wheelchair.”
The resident “appeared thin [and] was dressed and groomed. There were no odors about his person. He was wheeling himself around his room and chatting with his roommate and his roommate’s wife. When queried about his burn, he could not remember if he was offered a clothing protector when he was given his hot water to drink on the day [that] he spilled the hot water and burned himself.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s Hot Liquid Safety Evaluation Form that revealed: “instructions that two or more checkmarks in the risk factor that indicated is at risk for spills of hot liquids.”
The nursing home “failed to monitor departmental facility surveillance for sixty-nine facility residents, resulting in the potential for the spread of infection.” The survey team asked the Assistant Director of Nursing to provide “facility departmental (nursing, dietary, housekeeping, maintenance, activities, physical therapy, beauty shop) infection control monitoring documentation.”
The Assistant Director “revealed that she had not been doing it and would check on that for the writer.” Surveyors determined that the “Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant, the Physical Therapy Director, the Activities Director and others had not been performing Infection Control monitoring.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Grace Healthcare of Three Rivers? Contact the Michigan nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Saint Joseph victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Three Rivers.
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 financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.