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ManorCare of Tacoma Nursing Center
Deciding to entrust the medical team at a nursing home to provide a loved one the highest level of care can never be easy. In some situations, nurses and nurse’s aides will assure the family that they follow established standards of care when, in fact, that does not happen. Without warning, their loved one can be victimized through mistreatment, neglect, or abuse due to mismanagement, insufficient staffing, or poor hiring practices.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Pierce County nursing facility, contact the Washington Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives financial compensation to recover your damages. We can begin working on your case now.ManorCare of Tacoma Nursing Center
This nursing center is a "non-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Tacoma and Pierce County, Washington. The 124-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
5601 S Orchard Street
Tacoma, Washington 98409
ManorCare of Tacoma Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, ManorCare of Tacoma Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long-term care and outpatient rehabilitation.
The federal government, through nursing home regulatory agencies, can impose fines or deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility with severe violations of rules and regulations. Typically, hefty fines are levied against the nursing home when the most egregious violations have occurred that harmed or could harm a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against ManorCare of Tacoma Nursing Center for $70,689 on November 04, 2016, citing substandard care. This nursing facility received twenty complaints and self-reported six serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations.
Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Website.
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Washington Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date September 28, 2018
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date August 21, 2018
The state investigative team determined that “the facility failed to identify grievances filed by residents as potential allegations of abuse or neglect and implement policies and procedures to report to the State Agency, protect residents and conduct a thorough investigation.” The investigation involved six residents, “reviewed for grievances. This had the potential to place residents at risk for abuse and neglect.”
A review of a Grievance Form dated August 21, 2018, shows that a discharged resident had reported to a staff member that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) yelled at her.” The documentation titled: Resolution of Concern showed the incident and explained to the resident that the staff was “naturally loud. There was no evidence [that the resident] was interviewed related to the details of the encounter, if there was an outcome to the resident, and if neglect occurred.”
There was “evidence that additional residents were interviewed asking if staff yelled at them.” There “was no evidence if residents were asked if they had concerns about [the staff member] and there was no evidence other staff [members were] interviewed.”
The surveyors determine the “facility failed to thoroughly investigate allegations of abuse or neglect for [two residents]. In one incident, the staff discovered the resident “had a bruised upper arm subsequently identified as a fracture.”
The other resident “had a fall that resulted in significant hematoma/bruising. The facility failed to investigate all contributing factors to rule out abuse or neglect including how staff transferred [the resident] when the resident complained of arm pain and if the resident’s pain was thoroughly assessed at the time of the incident.”
The surveyors stated that “without this information, the facility was not able to rule out abuse or neglect during [the resident’s] care.” For the other resident, the “facility failed to conduct all necessary interviews of staff and residents and conduct a thorough environmental evaluation of the scene [where the event happened] to rule out how the incident occurred and rule out the potential for neglect.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at ManorCare of Tacoma 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 Tacoma.
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