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Heartland Health Care Center - Sterling Heights Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has represented many nursing home victims and can assist your family, too. We provide every client with a free initial consultation to discuss their case and determine the best legal options to proceed. Call now so we can begin working on your case today.Heartland Health Care Center - Sterling Heights Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 163-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Sterling Heights and Macomb County, Michigan. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
38200 Schoenherr Road
Sterling Heights, Michigan 48312
Heartland Health Care Center - Sterling Heights Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Heartland Health Care Center - Sterling Heights Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long-term care.
The state of Michigan and the federal government have the legal obligation to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the facility has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Heartland Health Care Center - Sterling Heights Nursing Center for $9,955 on November 21, 2018, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility received eighteen complaints and self-reported five serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulations Complaint Website.
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 two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date February 27, 2019
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to implement a clear, appropriate plan to transfer a resident and failed to follow the Care Plan transfer status.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff resulted “in a left impacted condyle femur fracture, pain, hospitalization, and emotional distress.”
The survey team observed the resident in bed on February 27, 2019, just before lunchtime while “in a hospital gown, weak.” The resident’s “left hand was contracted, and there was a black immobilizer/brace present on the resident’s left leg.”
The resident stated, “I have to wear that [the immobilizer] night and day because I could not have surgery.” The resident stated during the interview that they had been sent to the hospital, saying, “I was transferred with one Aide because she was frustrated. I needed two persons to transfer me, or they [will use] a Hoyer lift depending on the day. I can sometimes stand and pivoted (with my right leg).”
The resident stated, “I do not get up anymore because I am in a lot of pain, and I am too afraid to try because of the pain. They are really stingy with the pain medication.”
The surveyors reviewed the Incident/Accident Report dated February 21, 2019. The report indicates that the resident “had a shower this afternoon [and complained of] pain to the left leg after a Certified Educated Nurse Assistant was trying to transfer [the resident] from the shower to the bed.” The resident stated, “I heard a cracking sound, and it hurts!”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated November 21, 2018, the nursing home “failed to ensure that staff checked the temperature of the water with the thermometer.” The deficient practice resulted “in a resident obtaining a first-degree burn.” The incident involved a resident spilling hot chocolate while in their room, resulting in pain.
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Heartland Health Care Center - Sterling Heights Nursing Center? Contact the Michigan nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Macomb County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Sterling Heights.
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