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Harbor Hill Center Nursing Home
There are significant problems involving mistreatment occurring in nursing facilities nationwide. Typically, a lack of quality care often results from untrained nursing staff, minimal supervision, or insufficient staffing members on each shift. In these incidents, the patient’s needs are often ignored. This neglect can cause broken bones due to falling or the development of preventable pressure sores.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Waldo County nursing facility, contact the Maine Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. We can begin working on your case today.Harbor Hill Center Nursing Home
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Belfast and Waldo County, Maine. The 40-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
2 Footbridge Rd
Belfast, Maine 04915
Harbor Hill Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Harbor Hill 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 has the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that have harmed or could have harmed a nursing facility resident. These penalties include denial of payment for Medicare services are an imposed a monetary fine.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Maine Adult Protective Services & Guardianship Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationBelfast Maine Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Maine long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date March 15, 2017
- Failure to Honor the Resident’s Right to a Safe, Clean, Comfortable and Homelike Environment – citation #F584 date [date]
The state investigators determined that the nursing home failed to maintain an infection control program designed to provide a sanitary environment to help prevent the development and transmission of diseases and infections related to the use of urine and wound drainage collection devices.”
The surveyors noted that during a medication administration pass a resident’s urine collection bag and tubing was found lying on the floor “and the wound vac machine which drainage reservoir and tubing was lying on the floor. A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) confirmed that the lack of following established protocols “did not support good infection control practice.”
The nursing home “failed to maintain an environment that is sanitary and in good repair for [one] environmental tour.” The surveyor toured the facility on the morning of February 6, 2019, with the Administrator and the Account Manager for Health Services and Acting Maintenance Supervisor.
During the tour, the surveyors noted that the first-floor dining and kitchenette area “had clear caulking over soiled build up above the kitchen sink area and along the entire countertop.” There was chipped and peeling paint on the walls, “above the sink, and dirty caulking behind the countertop equipment.”
The surveyors also noticed in the first-floor shower room that there was missing and cracked floor grout “in front of the shower stall, creating an unclean-able surface. The front of the kitchenette stove is soiled with dried on spilled substances.”
The surveyors also identified missing sections of non-skid surfaces creating “an unclean-able surface. In one resident’s room, “the floor was dirty around the base of the toilet and the wall behind Bed A is gouged and marred.” The area around and behind Bed B had “a pile of plaster of wall trunks and dust on the floor.”
Another resident’s room had a fan that was dirty and dusty, and the bathroom floors had debris and dirt “built up in the corner.” A second floor “sit to stand” lift had chipped and missing paint on the base, arms, and mast “creating unclean-able surfaces.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Harbor Hill Center Nursing Home? Contact the Maine nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Waldo County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Belfast.
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