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Hammonds Lane Center Nursing Home
For many years, nursing home residents throughout the United States have been subjected to neglect and abuse by caregivers, employees, or other residents. Many problems with the nursing home industry involve untrained professionals, short staffing, and a lack of supervision that leads to resident-to-resident assault.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Baltimore City 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 monetary compensation to recover your damages.Hammonds Lane Center Nursing Home
This long-term care facility is a 129-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Brooklyn Park and Baltimore City County, Maryland. The "for-profit" home is located at:
613 Hammonds Lane
Brooklyn Park, Maryland 21225
Hammonds Lane Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Hammonds Lane 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
The federal government and the state of Maryland routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established rules and regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators find severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
This nursing facility received five complaints and self-reported four serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Maryland Department of Human Resources Adult Protective Services Website.
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The state of Maryland and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all 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 Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date January 18, 2018
- Failure to Make Sure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Meet Professional Standards of Quality – citation #F281 date August 15, 2017
The state investigators determined “the facility failed to thoroughly investigate a resident’s allegation of verbal abuse, rough treatment, and a food tray out of reach.”
The documentation indicates that the resident on October 18, 2017, “alleged when requesting perineal care that [the Geriatric Nursing Aide (GNA)] stated, ‘if you do not shut up, I will just leave you there in your [***]. Then, [the GNA] was rough during the care and also placed the lunch tray out of the resident’s reach. Because of the allegation, the facility removed [the GNA] from their assignment in the resident’s area.”
The facility requested that the GNA “write a statement about the allegation.” The GNA said that the resident “complained that people kept coming into his/her room and turning off the call bell and saying, ‘I will let your Aide (GNA) know this happened over and over by the Aide did not come.”
However, the GNA’s statement did not address the resident’s “complaints about rough treatment, verbal abuse, or the food tray being placed out of reach. After obtaining [the GNA’s] statement, the incident was closed as unsubstantiated.”
As “part of the investigation into what occurred, the facility failed to obtain statements from [the resident] and others involved in the incident. The facility failed to address the resident’s complaint.”
The nursing home “failed to document relevant health status changes and subsequent actions in the medical record.” This failure was evident for one resident “reviewed in the complaint survey.”
The findings included the resident “was admitted to the facility for rehabilitation services following surgery to repair a fractured right hip.” The resident “was confused and only oriented to name.”
On July 19, 2017, the staff noticed that the resident “was maintaining his/her right leg in a flexed position.” The staff got the resident’s nurse to “observe and call the Physician for a possible order for an x-ray to determine if the repaired hip was dislocated.”
The x-ray showed positive for dislocation of the repaired hip, and the resident “was returned to the hospital for treatment.” An interview revealed that the staff failed to document the change in condition and did not note “why Physician intervention was needed.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Hammonds Lane 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 City County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Brooklyn Park.
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