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Marshwood Center Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one was injured while living in an Androscoggin County nursing facility, contact the Maine Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation to recover your damages.
Marshwood Center Nursing Home
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Lewiston and Androscoggin County, Maine. The 108-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
33 Roger Street
Lewiston, Maine 04240
Marshwood Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Marshwood Center Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Maine and Federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or a monetary fine when the facility is cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules the guarantee resident safety.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Maine Adult Protective Services & Guardianship Website.
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Lewiston Maine Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Maine long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four 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 date #F600 July 12, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to protect the residents from physical abuse.” The survey team reviewed a resident’s Plan of Care that indicated that the resident exhibits or has the potential to exhibit “physical and verbal behaviors (screaming, pounding on the table, throwing self on the floor) related to psychiatric disorders.”
The resident’s medical records indicate that the nursing staff is to encourage the patient “to seek staff support for distressed mood” and “gently guide the resident from the environment while speaking in a calm, reassuring voice. The resident likes to go on walks with staff.”
The Reportable Incident Form dated June 19, 2018, at 5:00 PM indicated that the resident “was demonstrating escalation in inappropriate behavior by throwing himself/herself on the floor, removing his/her clothing repeatedly, and log-rolling across the floor.”
At one point, the resident laid on the floor. A Registered Nurse (RN) Charge Nurse stated that they had grabbed the resident “by his/her pant legs and pulled him/her out of the way of an elderly resident with a walker who was ambulating toward [the resident on the floor].”
The Registered Nurse wrote in a statement that the resident’s “behaviors were more escalated than usual.” The RN noted that they had “removed the resident from the common areas many times using a slide sheet and by sliding [the resident] by his/her pants.”
In a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) written statement dated the following day, it was noted that the resident’s “behaviors became worse during the afternoon and [the RN Charge Nurse] looked frustrated.” The CNA statement indicated that they and another CNA attempted to “get the resident up off the floor and the [RN] said ‘No,’ and pulled the resident by the legs, dragging the resident on the floor a few times.”
The Registered Nurse asked the CNA to hold the resident’s “head while the RN dragged the resident on the floor into the resident’s room.” The resident’s “behavior escalated; he/she began to disrobe.”
The survey team interviewed the CNA by telephone a few weeks later who stated that “the resident came out into the hallway, laid on the floor, and faked like he/she was dead.” The CNA stated that the RN “got irritated” and “dragged the resident twice back to his/her room, and then a third time demanded that [the CNA] help, so [the CNA supported the resident’s] head.”
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Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Marshwood Center Nursing Home? Contact the Maine nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Androscoggin County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Lewiston.
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