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Hope Healthcare Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Wayne County nursing facility, contact the Michigan Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf to ensure your family receives monetary compensation to recover your damages. Time is of the essence. All paperwork must be filed in the proper Michigan county courthouse before the state statute of limitations expires.
Hope Healthcare Center
This facility is a 129-certified bed "for profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Westland and Wayne County, Michigan. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
38410 Cherry Hill Rd
Westland, Michigan 48185
Hope Healthcare Center
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Hope Healthcare Center offers memory and dementia care, long-term care, and rehabilitative services including physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
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 rules and regulations.
Over the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed four massive monetary penalties against Hope Healthcare Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a fine of $63,945 on March 22, 2018, a $169,074 fine on February 23, 2017, and $11,161 fine on January 19, 2017, and a $57,470 fine on June 8, 2016, for a total of $301,650.
During that time, Medicare denied payment on two occasions on March 22, 2018, and June 8, 2016. The nursing Home also received eighty-two formally filed complaints and self-reported seven significant issues that all resulted in citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Westland Michigan 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 Michigan Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Remains Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation date March 22, 2018
- Failure to Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores – citation date March 22, 2018
According to investigators, the “facility failed to identify the medical need for a seat belt restraint, risk versus benefits for the use of the restraint, obtaining consent, and document regular evaluations and attempt to remove the seat belt for restraint.” The deficient practice resulted “in the potential for a decline in mobility, skin impairment, and mental anguish.”
The investigators observed the resident “resting in her wheelchair with her eyes closed in the dining room [while] with “a buckle seat belt on.” The resident’s “wheelchair was a high back wheelchair that was reclined with a pad over her foot pedals and leg rest.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Medical Records with Physician’s orders that guided the nursing staff to use an “easy release belt alarm in the wheelchair. Check placement, function, and ensure the alarm is turned on every shift. If nonfunctional, notified the maintenance department immediately, every shift for poor safety awareness, the risk for falls, unassisted transfers.”
A review of the resident’s March 20, 2018 Progress Note shows that the interdisciplinary team (IDT) “met and discussed the need for the resident to continue to have a seat belt per therapy services.” The IDT team stated that the “resident no longer needs the seat belt [and] had not had any attempts of leaning forward or attempt to try to get up from her chair.”
The “facility failed to ensure the provision of care and treatment per professional standards of practice to prevent the development of facility-acquired pressure ulcers (a wound caused by pressure).” The nursing home also failed to “prevent the worsening of pressure ulcers, promote wound healing, operationalize policies, and procedures for concise wound documentation.”
The facility “failed to ensure the application of infection control principles during wound care.” The deficient practice resulted in one resident “developing a stage IV (full thickness loss of tissue with exposed bone, tendon or muscle) and a Stage II partial thickness loss of tissue pressure ulcer.”
Another resident “had multiple nonhealing pressure ulcers, including one Stage II, three Stage III (full thickness tissue loss), and two Stage IV pressure ulcers, inappropriate infection control during wound care, unnecessary pain, and the potential for delayed wound healing, infection, and overall deterioration in health status.”
Neglected or Abused at Hope Healthcare Center? We Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at Hope Healthcare Center? Contact the Michigan nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Wayne victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Westland.
You will not be charged to discuss your case with our legal team during an initial, free case review. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means that you will owe us nothing until we have secured financial compensation on your behalf.