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The Lions Center For Rehabilitation and Extended Care Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Are you concerned that caregivers at the Allegany County nursing facility have victimized your loved one through negligence and mistreatment? Do you suspect they have been physically, mentally, emotionally, or sexually assaulted by the nursing staff, visitors, or other patients?
Contact the Maryland Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of lawyers will use the law to obtain financial compensation on your family’s behalf.
The Lions Center For Rehabilitation and Extended Care
This long-term care home is a "for profit" 101-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Cumberland and Allegany County, Maryland. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
901 Seton Drive Extention
Cumberland, Maryland 21502
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Maryland and federal agencies are legally obligated to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators find the nursing home seriously violated established nursing home regulations and rules.
This nursing facility also received two complaints and self-reported five serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Maryland Nursing Home Information Website.
Cumberland Maryland Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Maryland Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #s609 date November 29, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date November 29, 2018
- Failure to Provide Safe and Appropriate Respiratory Care for a Resident When Needed – citation date November 29, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to timely report suspected abuse to the State Survey Agency, which was the Office of Health Care Quality.”
The surveyors reviewed a facility reported incident that occurred on September 15, 2018. The documentation shows that a Geriatric Nursing Assistant “reported to the Registered Nurse (RN) that another Geriatric Nursing Assistant had roughly grabbed [the resident], telling him/her that he/she was nasty and that he/she was not in the mood for his/her crap.” The notations revealed that “the RN told the Geriatric Nursing Assistant to write exactly what happened, and the RN turned it into the Director of Nursing.”
However, a “review of email confirmations revealed that the self-report [document] was not reported to the Office of Health Care Quality” until two days after the verbal abuse occurred, in violation of federal law to report the incident within two hours.
The nursing home “failed to ensure a resident’s environment was free from accident hazards.” The surveyors reviewed the resident’s medical records that revealed a Progress Note dated November 8, 2018. The documentation shows that at 1:26 AM, the resident “was found on the floor and had a broken ankle.”
A review of the resident’s Care Plan shows that the resident “is at risk for falls due to an ankle fracture, visual impairment, and poor safety awareness.” Twenty days later, on November 28, 2018, the surveyors observed the resident in their room while sitting in a wheelchair.
At that time, “there were no anti-tippers on the front or the back of the wheelchair” even though the resident’s Care Plan documented an intervention to “use wheelchair brakes when transferring in and out of the wheelchair, anti-tippers to the wheelchair for safety, and provide reminders of safety awareness as needed.”
Observations of the wheelchair indicated that “the right back wheel was wobbly and the left brake, when applied, did not work, and when both brakes were applied, the wheelchair moved.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure that a resident was placed on oxygen per Physician’s orders.” The survey team observed the resident “in a wheelchair in [their room while wearing] a nasal cannula.” The nasal cannula oxygen concentrator was providing oxygen at a flow rate of 2 Liters.
Additionally, there was a “portable oxygen tank on the back of the wheelchair that was running at 2 Liters.” However, the resident “was not hooked up to either oxygen source.”
Mistreated at The Lions Center For Rehabilitation and Extended Care? We Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at The Lions Center For Rehabilitation and Extended Care? Contact the Maryland nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Allegany County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Cumberland.
Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.