Information & Ratings on Medilodge of Southfield Nursing Center, Southfield, Michigan
Many families are unaware that their loved one is being mistreated while residing in an open County nursing facility until a serious problem arises from a fall or preventable facility-acquired bedsore. Other times, the patient becomes the victim of abuse by other residents or caregivers through physical, mental, emotional, or sexual assault.
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This facility is a "for profit" 191-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of Southfield and Oakland County, Michigan. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
26715 Greenfield Rd
Southfield, Michigan 48076
Medilodge of Southfield Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Medilodge of Southfield Nursing Center offers other services. These services include respite care, fall management care, palliative care, dysphagia training, on-site hemodialysis, tracheostomy care, long-term care, and restorative care including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
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. Typically, the higher the penalty, the more egregious the problem.
In the last three years, regulators imposed two substantial monetary penalties against Medilodge of Southfield Nursing Center. These penalties include at a massive $122,738 fine on May 12, 2017, and a $7,336 fine on May 30, 2017, for a total of $130,074. During that time, Medicare denied services on May 12, 2017, citing substandard care.
The nursing home also received ninety-five formally filed complaints and self-reported three significant issues that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Nursing Home Reporting Website.Southfield Michigan Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Michigan Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 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 October 24, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date September 26, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to notify a court-appointed legal guardian/responsible party of a change in condition for [one resident] reviewed for notification, resulting in the legal guardian not being informed of an injury [timely].”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s Nursing Progress Note dated September 30, 2018, that said that the resident was in bed and “had a bruise on her forehead from an unknown origin. The resident was assessed for pain; the resident took all medications; the resident also received pain medications and [late] and bed all of the shift.”
While there is documentation that a family member was contacted by phone “regarding notification of the facility for [the resident’s] identified injury on September 30, 2018” the legal guardian (the family member’s sister), was not informed by the nursing home.
The nursing home “failed to ensure adequate positioning in a wheelchair based on the resident’s assessed needs [resulting] in a preventable fall.”
The investigators reviewed the facility’s incident report that revealed the resident “was observed on the floor in the hallway. It appeared to be the initial root cause of the fall section of the incident report that [a nurse] documented the resident was sitting in the wheelchair and slid to the floor leaning forward.”
The facility’s investigation documentation shows that the resident “was up in a wheelchair at the nurse’s station, leaning forward and fell on the floor hitting the head. No apparent injuries, the Medical Doctor was notified and ordered the skull x-ray, with results showing no radiographic evidence of acute disease and the skull.”
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