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Laplata Center Nursing Home
Attorneys for Abused & Neglected at Laplata Center Nursing Home
Nursing home negligence takes on many forms, where the nursing staff can misbehave, or other patients assault the resident because of a lack of supervision. Many nursing homes throughout Maryland are understaffed, or the administration hires inadequately trained Nurses and Nurse’s Aides. Other nursing facilities did not follow acceptable practices for providing the utmost care.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Charles County nursing facility, contact the Maryland Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.
Laplata Center Nursing Home
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 142-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Laplata and Charles County, Maryland. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1 Magnolia Drive
Laplata, Maryland 20646
Laplata Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Laplata 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
Maryland and federal agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines are denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
This nursing home received seven complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Maryland Department of Human Resources Adult Protective Services Website.
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Laplata Maryland Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Maryland Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Activities to Meet All Residents’ Needs – citation #F679 date July 27, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to document activities conducted with [a resident].” The resident “requires extensive assistance from staff for personal care and is dependent upon staff or transferring from the bed to the Geri-chair. A Geri-chair is an upholsterer recliner on wheels that can be pushed around like a wheelchair.”
Documentation shows that the resident “also breathes through a tracheostomy and requires oxygen and suctioning at times.” The resident was observed on July 23, 2018, and July 24, 2018, “up in a Geri-chair in his/her room and was not observed attending activities or receiving activities in his/her room.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Activity Care Plan initiated on July 11, 2018. The document showed that the resident “likes to go out of the room to attend religious services or sit outside and likes to stay in his/her room to read, watch TV, and do crossword puzzles.” The notation shows that the resident likes to “play games and listen to music or audiobooks, among other things.”
The surveyors interviewed the resident on July 24, 2018, just after lunchtime and asked if they have “ever gone out of his/her room for activities such as church services or to sit outside.” The resident responded, “No.” The surveyors asked, “if activity staff have ever come to the room and provided crossword puzzles or games to play or brought music or audiobooks to listen to.” The resident responded, “No.”
The surveyors then interviewed the Activity Assistant and asked that she provide documentation “of the resident’s activities for July. “The resident was a new admission to the facility at the beginning in July. The Participation Record provided for this resident was blank.”
The surveyors asked the Activities staff, “why no activities have been documented for the resident this month.” The Activities Assistant responded that “she did not know and stated that the Activities Director was on vacation. Without documentation, it is difficult to prove that the resident received any planned activities.”
The surveyors stated that the facility is responsible for ensuring that “the residents are offered or provided planned activities based on the care plan.”
Neglected at Laplata Center Nursing Home? Let Us Help You Today
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Laplata Center Nursing Home? Contact the Maryland nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Charles County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Laplata.
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. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.