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ManorCare of Gig Harbor Nursing Center
There are significant problems involving mistreatment occurring in nursing facilities nationwide. Typically, a lack of quality care often results from untrained nursing staff, minimal supervision, or insufficient staffing members on each shift. In these incidents, the patient’s needs are often ignored. This neglect can cause broken bones due to falling, or the development of preventable bedsores.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Pierce County nursing facility, contact the Washington Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. We can begin working on your case today.ManorCare of Gig Harbor Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 120-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Gig Harbor and Pierce County, Washington. The "for-profit" home is located at:
3309 45th Street Court Northwest
Gig Harbor, Washington 98335
ManorCare of Gig Harbor Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Manor Care of Gig Harbor Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes dedicated short-term care, long-term care, and outpatient rehab.
Washington and the federal government have a legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home in the state. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed five monetary penalties against Manor Care of Gig Harbor Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $19,500 fine on July 06, 2018, a $23,634 fine on February 07, 2018, a $17,745 fine on April 05, 2017, a $10,980 fine on January 18, 2017, and a $13,195 fine on September 07, 2016, for a total of $85,054.
This nursing facility received fifteen complaints and self-reported fifteen serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Website.
The state of Washington 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 two out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date September 17, 2018
The state investigators determined that “the facility demonstrated a pattern of allowing neglect to occur by failing to provide goods and services to ensure residents’ basic psychological needs were met. The facility administration failed to recognize or address ongoing staff burnout, which is known to create an environment that promotes neglect.”
This failure by the nursing staff and administration affected ten of twenty residents. Four of these residents “were subjected to mental anguish and experienced harm due to emotional distress and placed other residents at risk of harm.”
The survey team determined “the facility demonstrated a serious disregard for consequences constituting actual neglect when a resident remained with a nonfunctional call light for three days, although the facility staff was aware of the problem but did not fix it until the surveyor brought it to the facility’s attention.”
In a separate summary statement dated July 6, 2018, the nursing home “failed to conduct a thorough investigation for [three residents] reviewed for abuse and neglect. The failure to obtain all necessary information at the time of the incidents prevented the facility from determining care plans were followed; if abuse or neglect occurred; and protect residents from further incidents.”
The failure to obtain information prevented the facility from providing the staff training “and identify the most appropriate interventions for Care Plan revisions to prevent further incidents.”
In one incident, a resident “fell out of bed a third time.” Reports included a “picture drawn by staff that shows the resident fell off the left side of the bed, and the bedside table was located toward the middle to the end of the bed.”
However, “the investigation did not identify where staff placed the bedside table before the fall to ensure the resident could reach it or where the resident was positioned in the bed before the fall or if the bed was in a low position.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at ManorCare of Gig Harbor Nursing Center? Contact the Washington nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Pierce County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Gig Harbor.
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