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Harris Hill 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 Merrimack County nursing facility, contact the New Hampshire 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.Harris Hill Center, Genesis Healthcare Nursing Home
This long-term care home is an 85-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Concord and Merrimack County, New Hampshire. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
20 Maitland Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
Harris Hill Center, Genesis Healthcare Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Harris Hill Center, Genesis Healthcare 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
Federal and state investigators have a legal obligation to penalize any nursing home that violated a rule or regulation that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties typically include imposed monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services. Usually, the higher the violation, the higher the fine.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of New Hampshire Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationConcord New Hampshire Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the New Hampshire Department of Public Health 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date January 12, 2017
- Failure to Maintain Accurate, Complete and Organize Clinical Records on Each Resident That Meet Professional Standards – citation #F514 date January 12, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure that one resident [is] free from physical restraints.” The surveyors reviewed the resident’s medical record that revealed “intervention on the Care Plan for falls.”
The intervention indicated a “self-releasing Velcro reminder on the Broda chair. Evaluate the ability to self-release weekly.”
A review of the Restraint Evaluation/Reduction Assessment also indicated “self-releasing lap belt went up in the wheelchair. The resident is to demonstrate they can release every week.” However, observations of the Medication Nursing Assistant instructing the resident’s removal of the Velcro ‘reminder belt’ revealed that the resident “was unable to follow instructions to release the belt.”
On two separate occasions ten minutes apart, the resident was instructed by a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “to remove the Velcro reminder belt.” The resident “was unable to follow the instruction to release the Velcro reminder belt.” A Registered Nurse (RN) confirmed that “there was no documentation to prove that weekly self-release checks were being done.”
The nursing home “failed to provide pain medication parameters for [one resident] and conduct proper ‘bed against the wall’ assessments for [two other residents].”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s pain medication parameters and Physician’s orders for the use of medication. However, the parameters “were not present.” A Registered Nurse (RN) stated that the missing parameters “may have occurred when the staff was performing month-to-month validations of the resident’s order and did not notice the omission of [pain medication] parameters on the printed medications provided by Omnicare each month.”
The surveyors reviewed another resident’s Current Care Plans that revealed “an intervention for ‘bed against the wall’ assessment.” Placing the bed against the wall is to “provide more room for mobility, transfers, and ease movement in the room as recommended by the interdisciplinary team.”
The surveyors interviewed the resident and observed the resident’s bed “positioned with one side against the wall.” Documentation shows that most nights the resident prefers to sleep in the recliner. There was no documentation or assessment to determine if positioning the bed against the wall compromised the resident’s mobility when getting in and out of bed.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Harris Hill Center, Genesis Healthcare Nursing Home? Contact the New Hampshire nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Merrimack County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Concord.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your case with us today through an initial, free claim consultation. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery for your family.