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Merry Wood Lodge Care and Rehabilitation Center
Mistreatment occurring in nursing homes across the U.S. is in all too common occurrence. According to statistics maintained by Medicare, there are thousands of senior citizens, the disabled, and rehabilitating subjected to abuse and neglect at nursing homes nationwide. Many of these individuals suffered mistreatment at the hands of their caregivers, employees, visitors, and other patients.
If your loved one was injured while living in an Elmore County nursing facility, contact the Alabama nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you are adequately compensated for your damages.Merry Wood Lodge Care and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care facility is a 124-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Elmore and Elmore County, Alabama. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
P O Box 130 Elmore, Alabama 36025 (334) 567-8484 NO WEBSITE
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Merry Wood Lodge Care and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
Fined $78,677 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Both the State of Alabama and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility is found to violate established regulations and rules. The greater the monetary fine, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Merry Wood Lodge Care and Rehabilitation Center for $78,677 on March 02, 2019, citing substandard care. This nursing home received two complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations.
Medicare has cited this nursing home for abuse. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Alabama Adult Protective Services Website.Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation Consultation Elmore Alabama Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and Alabama Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and two 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 #F600 date March 2, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home failed to ensure two residents “were free from abuse perpetrated by [a third resident] who resides on the Homestead Memory Care (Dementia) Unit.”
On January 25, 2019, at 3:05 PM, the resident was observed “ambulating in the hallway and bleeding from injuries to the right hand. There were three lacerations across the resident’s knuckles. The trail of blood was followed, and the staff observed [the resident] in his/her wheelchair bleeding from the lower lip, with a possible broken tooth.”
At 7:45 PM the same day, the injured resident and another resident “ambulated in the hallway toward each other, when [the injured resident struck the other resident] with his/her right fist on [the second resident’s] chin. The facility concluded [the first injured resident was] identified as being physically aggressive toward others, [and he/she] struck [the second resident] with no warning or provocation and physical abuse did occur.”
The facility provided one-on-one supervision/oversight during the resident’s waking hours starting on February 15, 2019, until February 21, 2019. However, “during the evening shift on February 20, 2019, around suppertime, the intervention of one-on-one supervision/oversight was not implemented and [the aggressive resident] was found by staff standing over [the previously assaulted resident, punching them] in the head.”
The deficient practice “[affected two assaulted residents] and was reviewed for the resident to resident altercations and placed [one injured resident] in Immediate Jeopardy for serious injury, harm, or death.” On March 1, 2019, at 3:40 PM, the state investigators notified the facility’s Administrator (Center Executive Director), the Director of Nursing Service (Center Nurse Executive), and Director of Clinical Services of the “findings of Immediate Jeopardy in the area of freedom from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of physical altercation, mistreatment, harm, abuse, or neglect while living at Merry Wood Lodge Care and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Alabama nursing home abuse prevention 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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