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Kensington Healthcare Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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 Montgomery County nursing facility, contact the Maryland Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation to recover your damages.Kensington Healthcare Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Kensington and Montgomery County, Maryland. The 140-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
3000 McComas Avenue
Kensington, Maryland 20895
Kensington Healthcare Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Kensington Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes stroke rehab, orthopedic care, joint replacement care, amputee care, and restorative services involving occupational, speech, and physical therapies.
It is the legal responsibility of Maryland and the federal government investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Kensington Healthcare Center for $189,547 on April 18, 2017, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility also received eight complaints and self-reported eight serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Maryland Nursing Home Information Website.
The federal government and Maryland Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one 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 Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date February 16, 2018
- Failure to Respond Properly to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date February 16, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to assess, evaluate, and document on an ongoing basis.” The survey team observed the resident “standing at the doorway of his/her room. There was a latch gate across the bottom third of the doorway. The resident could not unlatch the gate.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s medical records that revealed “a release for the use of the gate as a restraint that was signed by the resident’s representative. However, there was no ongoing assessment of valuations the documented the continued need for the gate.”
The surveyors continued the review of the resident’s clinical record and Care Plan that “stated that the resident was at risk for injury due to wandering. The safety gate was an intervention listed on the Care Plan. However, there is no Care Plan developed with implementations to prevent and address any risks related to the use of the gate as a restraint.”
The nursing home “failed to thoroughly investigate an allegation of staff abuse. This finding was identified during an investigation” involving the resident.”
On February 13, 2018, at 11:44 AM, the resident “reported to the surveyor that a nurse assistant grabbed his/her wrist and pushed him/her to the hallway a few weeks ago.” The investigators reviewed a Nursing Progress Note dated January 28, 2018.
The note revealed that “the resident reported that [a staff member] was rough to his/her wrist and pushed him/her [into her room] on January 27, 2018, when he/she wanted to take his/her pants back from [the staff].”
Under further review of the facility’s investigation report, it was revealed that the staff member “denied the allegation of staff abuse. However, no other staff interviews or interview of the resident who resided [in that room] was done.”
On February 2, 2018, the facility staff “determined the allegation of staff abuse was unsubstantiated.” The Director of Nursing revealed during an interview that the room number “was documented in the Progress Note on January 28, 2018, was a data entry error.”
Because of the error, “no interview was conducted with [the resident]. It was unknown how the Director of Nursing could determine the data entry error without an interview with the writer of the Nursing Progress Note” who would work on the day of the alleged incident.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Kensington Healthcare Center? Contact the Maryland nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Montgomery County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Kensington.
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