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Medilodge at The Shore Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Medilodge at The Shore Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a "not for profit" 126-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Grand Haven and Ottawa County, Michigan. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
900 S Beacon Blvd
Grand Haven, Michigan 49417
Medilodge at The Shore Nursing Center
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Medilodge at The Shore Nursing Center offers other services. The services include hospice, palliative care, pain management, pulmonary surgical care, pulmonary care, and occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state of Michigan and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
Over the last three years, federal investigators imposed a $40,007 monetary penalty against Medilodge at the Shore Nursing Center on February 21, 2017, citing substandard care. Medicare also denied payment for services rendered on the same day due to a failure to follow protocols and procedures.
The nursing home also received twelve formally filed complaints and self-reported eleven significant issues that all resulted in citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Grand Haven Michigan Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Michigan and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
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 Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment and Report the Results of the Investigation to the Proper Authorities – citation date May 10, 2018
- Failure to Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores – citation date March 22, 2017
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date May 17, 2018
The investigators determined “the facility failed to report an allegation of abuse to the State Agency within two hours [resulting] in the potential for abuse to go unrecognized and uninvestigated.”
The state surveyors along with the Director of Nursing attempted to interview the resident about an incident that occurred at the facility. The resident stated that “was only one and I am not talking about that.” A review of a Staff Interview Summary written by the Director of Nursing revealed that the resident said that her roommate “told her that one of the CNAs hit her on the top of the hand the other night because she was upset with the staff.
According to investigators “the facility failed to provide intervention to prevent a pressure ulcer and failed to implement interventions to prevent pressure ulcer formation.” The investigative team interviewed the Director of Nursing who stated that the resident “was to turn and reposition with routine rounds or about every two hours for the Certified Nursing Aides (CNAs).”
A CNA providing the resident care was asked: “to review the CNA documentation for the first shift (6:00 AM to 2:00 PM for [the resident].” The CNA said that the resident “had one episode of incontinence and had a sponge bath during the first shift. There was no other documentation to indicate [that the resident] had been turned and repositioned or moved from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM.”
The nursing home “failed to maintain infection control practices during medication administration and blood glucose monitoring” involving six residents. The deficient practice resulted “in the potential for the spread of infection and blood-borne pathogens.”
The survey team interviewed the Director of Nursing who “indicated that the best practice procedures dictate that a glucometer be cleaned between each resident and when placed on a surface in a resident’s room, there must be a barrier underneath it. Handwashing between each resident is also an expectation for staff.”
Abused at Medilodge at The Shore Nursing Center? Our Attorneys Can Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Medilodge at The Shore Nursing Center? Contact the Michigan nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Ottawa victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Grand Haven.
Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.