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Law Den Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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This long-term care facility is a 100-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan. The "for profit" home is located at:
1640 Webb Ave
Detroit, Michigan 48206
Federal government nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or monetary fine when the facility has been cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Over the last three years, federal investigators imposed two large monetary penalties against Law Den Nursing Home siding substandard care. These penalties include a $60,900 fine on March 13, 2017, and a $16,120 fine on September 15, 2016, for a total of $77,020.
Also, the facility received six formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional information about penalties and fines can be found on the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Nursing Home Reporting Website.Detroit Michigan Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Michigan long-term care home from various online publically available sources including the MI Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores – citation date September 15, 2016
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date March 28, 2018
- Failure to Ensure That Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Meet Professional Standards of Quality – citation date March 14, 2017
The nursing home “failed to ensure positioning devices were used to relieve pressure from known wound areas and ensure residents were repositioned to relieve pressure and pain.” The deficient practice resulted “in the potential for worsening of wounds, the development of new wounds and pain.”
The survey team conducted an initial tour of the facility at multiple times on September 13, 2016, September 14, 2016, and September 15, 2016. During these times, the resident “was observed to be in bed. The lower back and buttocks (sacral/coccyx area), both feet and heels were resting on the bed surface. A device (as a pillow or wedge or roll) was not observed in the bed to position (behind the back of her buttocks) the resident off the lower back and buttocks wound.”
The surveyors noted that “the heels and feet were not floated (as on a pillow to keep heels from resting directly on the bed surface), nor were any pressure relief boots in place on the feet or noted in bed.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s medical records and found no refusal of repositioning by the patient.
According to investigators, the facility “failed to conduct a facility assessment and develop a plan for risk areas including the presence or growth of Legionella and other Opportunistic Pathogens of Premises Plumbing (OPPP). This deficient practice had the potential to result in waterborne pathogens to exist and spread in the facility’s plumbing system and increase respiratory infection among any or all the ninety-two residents.”
The surveyors interviewed the facility Administrator “to determine if the facility contained a waterborne pathogen assessment and plan. The Administrator stated, ‘I know of it. We’re working on it, but we do not have one.’”
In a separate summary statement dated September 20, 2017, the facility “failed to perform adequate handwashing/hand hygiene when rendering wound care to [one resident] during pressure ulcer care.” The deficient practice resulted “in the potential for the spread of infection and disease.”
The nursing facility “failed to demonstrate professional nursing standards of practice by failing to check blood sugars and administer insulin as ordered by the Physician.” The deficient practice resulted “in the potential for unmet care needs.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect or abuse while you lived at Law Den Nursing Home? 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 Detroit.
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