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Medilodge of Sterling Heights Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Macomb County nursing facility, contact the Michigan Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for legal assistance. Let our team of lawyers handle your case and use the law to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Medilodge of Sterling Heights Nursing Center
This center is a 295-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Sterling Heights and Macomb County, Michigan. The "for profit" long-term care home is located at:
14151 E 15 Mile Rd
Sterling Heights, Michigan 48312
Medilodge of Sterling Heights Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Medilodge of Sterling Heights Nursing Center offers other services. These services include palliative care, tracheostomy care, long-term care, respite care, fall management care, on-site hemodialysis, and restorative care including occupational, physical and speech therapies.
The federal government and the state of Michigan routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established rules and regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Over the last thirty-six months, regulators have imposed six large monetary penalties against Medilodge of Sterling Heights Nursing Center. These penalties include a $13,626 fine on July 12, 2018, a $13,627 fine on June 6, 2018, a massive $200,972 on July 12, 2017, a $15,152 fine on April 25, 2017, $32,456 fine on July 19, 2016, and a $9,028 fine on June 2, 2016, for a total of $285,161.
During this time, Medicare denied payment on July 12, 2017, due to substandard care. The nursing Home also received eighty formally filed complaints and self-reported twenty-one 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.Sterling Heights Michigan Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Michigan Department of Public Health website.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores – citation date July 12, 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
According to surveyors, “the facility failed to prevent the development of an unstageable left heel pressure ulcer (skin wound caused by friction or pressure on the skin that has necrotic (dead) tissue present) by not checking the integrity of the skin daily under a brace/cam boot.”
The deficient practice of the nursing staff resulted “in a pressure ulcer, pain, and delayed rehabilitation.” The investigators queried the resident while up in a wheelchair with a bandage present on the left heel. The surveyors asked if the resident allowed “staff to check the skin integrity while wearing the brace.” The resident responded, “I did not know they were supposed to, no one tried.”
The resident stated, “When I was at the (ortho) doctor’s office, I knew something is wrong when they remove the brace for the first time it was very painful. They immediately call my son, and he left work and came right down and took pictures and everything. He was mad. He is an intensive care unit nurse, so he knows! He immediately went to the office of the facility and complained.”
The nursing home “failed to utilize planned interventions and initiate new interventions to prevent falls for bracket one resident] resulting in continued falls with the potential for injuries.” The incidents involved a severely cognitively impaired resident who was “observed on the floor and all lying position in the 400 common home area on the left side by the wheelchair.”
The resident had a small hematoma on their left forehead, and a skin tear to their left elbow. There was no explanation given, and no environmental issues noted. The nursing home determined that the resident slid out of the wheelchair due to a missing small gripper mat.
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Medilodge of Sterling Heights Nursing Center? Contact the Michigan nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Macomb victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Sterling Heights.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.