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Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
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Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital
This long-term care facility is a 210-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Baltimore and Baltimore City County, Maryland. The "not-for-profit" home is located at:
2434 W. Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital offers other services. Additional focused care includes pain management, palliative care, hospice, and cardiac care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Maryland and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a serious violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital for $7,673 on June 18, 2018, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility also received eight complaints and self-reported fifteen 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.
Baltimore Maryland Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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 Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation date November 8, 2018
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation date #F600 June 18, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility staff failed to report an incident of alleged abuse to the local law enforcement as required.” The surveyors reviewed the Facility Reported Incident to the Office of Health Care Quality. The document revealed that on September 26, 2018, the resident “reported to the facility staff that a facility employee had thrown him/her to the floor.”
A review of the facility investigation “revealed when the facility staff became aware of the alleged incident and began an immediate investigation of the alleged abuse.” The incident involved a resident who had “been certified by his/her Physician as incapable.”
The survey team interviewed the resident who “denied ever being abused by facility staff include being thrown to the floor.” During a subsequent interview with the resident’s roommate, they stated that they “had never witnessed the abuse of [the resident] or any other residents in the facility.”
During an interview with the facility Director of Nursing, the “incident was reported to the Office of Health Care Quality. Both the Director of Nursing and the Administrator confirmed that “the facility staff failed to notify law enforcement as required for a report of the alleged abuse.”
The nursing home “failed to protect a resident from verbal abuse.” A review of the facility reported incident regarding the resident occurring on May 1, 2017, revealed an incident where a Geriatric Nursing Assistant “allegedly argued with [the resident].”
The Geriatric Nursing Assistant “allegedly called the resident a liar and continue to argue and debate with the resident over care that was or was not provided to the resident by [that] Geriatric Nursing Assistant on the previous shift.”
The occurrence “was reported to the facility Social Worker who initiated an investigation that was followed up by the Unit Manager and the Director of Nursing.” The “facility substantiated the resident's allegations and the employee no longer works at the facility.”
The surveyors reviewed the employee’s file that “did not reveal a valid license, background check, or abuse training [before] working in the facility and with residents.”
Were You Abused or Neglected at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital? We Can Help
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