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Merry Wood Lodge Care and Rehabilitation Center
Do you suspect that the injury your loved one obtained while living in an Elmore County nursing facility could have been prevented had the nursing staff followed the established procedures and protocols? Were they harmed through resident-to-resident abuse or staff-to-resident negligence? If so, contact the Alabama Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for legal assistance.
Let the team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to take quick legal action on your behalf. We have handled cases like yours and can help your family, too. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.Merry Wood Lodge Care And Rehabilitation Center
This nursing center is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Elmore and Elmore County, Alabama. The 124-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
P O Box 130
Elmore, Alabama 36025
Merry Wood Lodge Care And Rehabilitation Centers
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Merry Wood Lodge Care and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, respite care, hospice, pain management, IV (intravenous) therapy, orthopedic rehab, respite care, and restorative services involving physical, speech, and occupational therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
State and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home cited for serious violations of regulations and rules. These penalties include levying monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, these violations result in monetary penalties when investigators find serious problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
This nursing home received two complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Alabama Public Health Nursing Home Provider Standards Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationElmore Alabama Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Alabama and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation date #F600 March 2, 2019
The state investigative team determined that “the facility failed to ensure [that two residents] were free from abuse perpetrated by [another resident] who resides on the Homestead Memory Care (Dementia) Unit.”
On January 25, 2019, 3:05 PM, the allegedly abusive resident “was ambulating in the hallway and bleeding from injuries to the right hand. There were three lacerations across the resident knuckles. The trail of blood was followed, and the staff observed [another resident in their] wheelchair bleeding from the lower lip with a possible broken tooth.”
On February 15, 2019, at 7:45 PM, the allegedly abusive resident and the third resident “were ambulating in the hallway toward each other when [the allegedly abusive resident struck the other resident with his fist on the their chin].” The facility concluded that the allegedly abusive resident “identified as being physically aggressive toward others struck [a third resident] with no warning or provocation, and physical abuse did occur.”
From that day until February 21, 2019, the allegedly abusive resident “was to be provided one on one supervision oversight during the resident’s waking hours. However, during the evening shift on February 20, 2019, around suppertime, the intervention of one on one supervision oversight was not implemented.” Because of that, the resident “was found by the staff standing over [a resident, punching that victim in the head].”
The deficient practice by the nursing staff affected two innocent residents “reviewed for resident-to-resident altercations and placed [one of those residents] in Immediate Jeopardy for serious injury, harm, or death.”
The state investigation into the allegedly aggressive resident with severely impaired cognitive skills involved a review of their Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment and Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS). For “one to three days during the assessment period, [the resident] displayed verbal behavior symptoms directed toward others.
On February 15, 2019, “the facility reported an allegation of physical abuse to the Alabama State Survey Agency.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Merry Wood Lodge Care and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Alabama nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Elmore County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Elmore.
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