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The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care facility is a 122-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Ishpeming and Marquette County, Michigan. The "for profit" home is located at:
435 Stoneville Rd
Ishpeming, Michigan 49849
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Michigan and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Over the last thirty-six months, The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health and Rehabilitation Center received sixty-nine formally filed complaints and self-reported twelve 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.
Ishpeming Michigan Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Michigan and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information 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 one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation date June 29, 2018
- Failure to Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores – citation date August 10, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date August 10, 2018
- Failure to Appropriately Respond to All Alleged Violations – citation date June 29, 2018
The nursing home “failed to implement its abuse policy for [four residents] reviewed for abuse policy implementation. This deficient practice resulted in the potential for continued abuse.”
Documentation shows that the State Agency “received a complaint, alleging resident-to-resident altercation between [to patients at the facility]. The documentation shows that one resident allegedly punched another resident in the left arm.”
During the investigation, the surveyors asked the Nursing Home Administrator and Director of Nursing about the incident. Both stated they were “unaware of such an incident. The Administrator searches software and documented the incident, reporting the incident happened before becoming the Administrator.” The Director of Nursing held her position at that time and remained “unaware of it.”
The state investigators determined “the facility failed to prevent the development of pressure ulcers for one resident reviewed for pressure ulcers. This deficient practice resulted in harm to the development of a Stage III pressure ulcer, the potential for delayed wound healing, infection and the deterioration of condition.”
The facility “failed to prevent a fall [for a resident] reviewed for fall risk. This deficient practice resulted in [the resident’s] fall from a wheelchair while in the facility’s transportation van which required an emergency medical response and caused [the resident] to experience pain and fear.”
The investigative team reviewed the resident’s Incident Description that revealed the resident was on the “facility bus, being transported to the Physician’s office for a procedure on the right knee. During the transfer, the resident began a slide forward out of the wheelchair. The bus driver had to slam on the bus brakes. The resident slid out of the wheelchair onto the footrest, and onto her buttocks.”
The facility “failed to investigate allegations of abuse [involving three residents]. This deficient practice resulted in the potential for continued abuse.” The surveyors noted that there was “no documentation to show other staff members or residents were interviewed regarding potential abuse following the discovery of [a resident’s] injuries of unknown origin.”
Abused at The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health and Rehabilitation Center? Our Attorneys Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Michigan nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Marquette victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Ishpeming.
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