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Medilodge of East Lansing Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one was injured while residing in an Ingham County nursing facility, contact the Michigan Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf to ensure you receive sufficient monetary recovery for your damages.Medilodge of East Lansing Nursing Center
This nursing center is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of East Lansing and Ingham County, Michigan. The 103-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
1843 N Hagadorn Rd
East Lansing, Michigan 48823
Medilodge of East Lansing Nursing Center
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Medilodge of East Lansing Nursing Center offers other services. The services include respite care, wound care, fall management care, ventilator care, dysphagia training, palliative care, and restorative therapies including physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Michigan and federal agencies are duty-bound to monitor every nursing home and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify serious violations of nursing home regulations and rules. In some cases, the nursing home receives multiple penalties if surveyors find severe violations that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Over the last three years, federal investigators imposed three large monetary penalties against Medilodge of East Lansing Nursing Center citing substandard care. These penalties include a $39,489 fine on January 31, 2018, a $45,296 fine on January 25, 2017, and a $14,068 fine on December 7, 2016, for a total of $99,550. During this time, Medicare denied payment for services rendered.
The nursing facility received twenty-six formally filed complaints and self-reported fifteen significant issues over the last thirty-six months that all resulted in citations. Additional information about penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Nursing Home Reporting Website.East Lansing Michigan Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Michigan and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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, four out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Each Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment or Being Separated from Others – citation date June 8, 2017
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date August 9, 2018
According to investigators “the facility failed to ensure [that a resident] was visible to nursing staff to assist for potential need [and] failed to provide a stimulating home-like environment.”
The nursing home “also failed to use a leg strap secure device for a Foley catheter tubing with known urethra and penile concerns [and] failed to trim long jagged-edge fingernails, resulting the potential delayed health care assistance [and the] potential for depressed mood and feelings of isolation for a reasonable person, and neglect.”
The survey team interviewed “an anonymous staff person” and asked to describe the resident. The staff person stated “some days he will be quiet and [lie] there. Sometimes she would go to give care, and he would be dodging and thrashing around. You could tell when he was in pain and tell nurses. We would see if he needed to be changed. The trigger for us was pain or thrashing.”
The investigators asked the anonymous staff person “if the resident could use his call light to call for assistance?” The staff person replied “no, he cannot use his call light and call for help. We would check on him. He could be lying in bed and get his legs over the side of the bed. Sometimes the curtain would be pulled, and he could not be seen” to determine if he needed assistance or pain medications.
The “facility failed to follow professional standards related to infection control.” The deficient practice resulted “in the potential for infection.” The incident involved a resident “experiencing frequent pain, had three stage IV pressure ulcers, a urinary catheter, ostomy, and [other medical conditions].”
The investigative team observed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) providing the resident wound care who failed to follow established procedures and protocols that placed the resident at risk for infection.
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Medilodge of East Lansing Nursing Center? Contact the Michigan nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Ingham victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including East Lansing.
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