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Medilodge of Grand Blanc Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Medilodge of Grand Blanc Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 157-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Grand Blanc and Genesee County, Michigan. The "for profit" home is located at:
11941 Belsay Rd
Grand Blanc, Michigan 48439
Medilodge of Grand Blanc Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Medilodge of Grand Blanc Nursing Center offers other services. The services include secure memory care, dysphagia training, fall management, wound care, restorative care, tracheostomy care, hospice, and IV (intravenous) medication therapy.
Financial Penalties and Violations
It is the legal responsibility of Michigan and federal government investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
Over the last three years, federal investigators imposed three substantial monetary penalties against Medilodge of Grand Blanc Nursing Center citing substandard care. These penalties include a $13,163 fine on July 3, 2017, a $9750 fine on May 23, 2017, and a $42,653 fine on January 19, 2017, for a total of $65,566.
During this time, the facility received seventy-two formally filed complaints and self-reported six significant issues that all resulted in citations. Additional information about the facility can be reviewed on the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Grand Blanc Michigan Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Michigan long-term care home from various online publically available sources including the Michigan 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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Promptly Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation date October 11, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date July 12, 2018
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation date March 22, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to report an allegation of abuse” involving one resident that resulted in “the potential for resident abuse, decreased self-esteem, fear, anger, frustration, isolation, and depression.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Nurses Progress Note. The note revealed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) called for a nurse when she observed the resident “standing over a resident in the room, verbally treating him, saying ‘shut your F-ing mouth or I will,’ telling him to stop yelling.” The aggressive resident said “if I have to come back in here I am going to kill you.”
The documentation shows that the nursing staff called the Physician and left a message. The nursing home then sent the aggressive resident to the emergency room for psychological evaluation.
The nursing home “failed to prevent an avoidable fall [for one resident] resulting in the potential for injury to the resident.” Documentation of the investigation revealed that the resident “was asked to roll over and hold the assist bar while [the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)] was doing a complete bed change.”
The resident followed instructions but began rolling and lost balance when holding on. The resident rolled “down on the floor mat, was assisted back to bed [using a] Hoyer lift and several assists [staff].”
The nursing home “failed to report bleeding in a trachea (windpipe) to the Physician [resulting] in the lack of notification to the Physician of the potential for an obstructed trachea.” The incident involved a completely dependent severely cognitively impaired resident who requires assistance with “breathing by mechanical ventilation.”
Documentation shows that the resident was “hospitalized for a second time on January 20, 2018, for bleeding to the trachea which required the surgical intervention of cauterization (burning to stop the bleeding to the tissue).” The Director of Nursing was unable to provide a nurse’s note indicating that the Physician was notified of the resident’s bleeding episode.
Abused at Medilodge of Grand Blanc Nursing Center? Let Us Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect or abuse while living at Medilodge of Grand Blanc Nursing Center? Contact the Michigan nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Genesee victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Grand Blanc.
Talk to our legal team today about your case through an initial, free claim consultation. We provide all our clients a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning if we cannot secure financial compensation on your behalf, you owe us nothing. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.