Information & Ratings on Medilodge of Farmington Nursing Center, Farmington, Michigan
Many families are overwhelmed when it is time to place a loved one in a nursing home and transfer the provisions of care over to medical professionals. These same individuals often find comfort in knowing that their loved one will be receiving a high level of care in a compassionate, safe environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment is in all too common occurrence in many nursing facilities statewide.
The Michigan Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys have represented many Oakland County nursing home residents who were victimized by caregivers, visitors, employees, and other patients. If your loved one suffered harm in a nursing facility, we encourage you to contact our law offices today. Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Medilodge of Farmington Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 124-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Farmington and Oakland County, Michigan. The "for profit" home is located at:
34225 Grand River Ave
Farmington, Michigan 48335
Medilodge of Farmington Nursing Center
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Medilodge of Farmington Nursing Center offers other services. The services include tracheostomy care, IV (intravenous) medication therapy, dysphagia training, fall management, respite care, palliative care, and physical and occupational therapies.
Federal agencies and the State of Michigan have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the governments can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Over the last three years, federal investigators imposed four massive monetary penalties against Medilodge of Farmington Nursing Center citing substandard care. These penalties include a $21,242 fine on November 3, 2017, a $12,500 fine on October 4, 2017, a $58,284 fine on October 24, 2016, and a $21,881 fine on August 18, 2016, for a total of $113,907.
During the last thirty-six months, the facility received seventy formally filed complaints and self-reported nineteen significant issues that all resulted in citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Nursing Home Reporting Website.Farmington Michigan Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Families can visit Medicare.gov and the Michigan 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 one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents That Led to Death – citation date November 13, 2018
- Failure to Promptly Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation date July 11, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date July 11, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure adequate supervision was implemented during a transfer [for a resident who fell and sustained] multiple lacerations, a subdermal hematoma and subdural hemorrhaging which requires surgical intervention (craniotomy – a surgical removing part of the bone from the skull to expose the brain).”
Surveyors from the State agency reviewed a complaint that detail that a resident was with staff when he “fell hitting his head on objects and was taken to the hospital where it was found he had bleeding on the brain, and after multiple surgeries were placed on hospice and passed away.”
The facility “failed to report a potential allegation of misappropriation of a gold wedding ring [resulting] in a delay in the investigation of a missing gold ring and the potential for further missing items.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure an oversized television placed on the bedside dresser drawer was properly secured for [one resident].”
The survey team reviewed a facility report to the State agency indicating that “a television resting on the nightstand next to [the resident’s] bed fell on the resident resulting in a hospital visit, fractured ulna and pain.”
Documentation shows that the resident “was observed sitting in the dining room in the wheelchair. The resident’s right arm was resting in the sling and wrapped in gauze from the fingers to above the right elbow.” The resident stated to the surveyor that a television fell on him and that “it really hurts.” The resident stated, “I think someone knocked it over.” However, the resident “was not able to recall how the television was knocked over, by whom or when the incident occurred.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at Medilodge of Farmington Nursing Center? Contact the Michigan nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Oakland victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Farmington.
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