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Metron of Belding Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Metron of Belding Nursing Center
This facility is a "for profit" 128-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of Belding and Ionia County, Michigan. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
414 E State St
Belding, Michigan 48809
Metron of Belding Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Metron of Belding Nursing Center offered other services. These services include short-term rehab, long-term care, and pulmonary rehab care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the federal and state nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal regulatory agencies have imposed two massive monetary penalties against Metron of Belding Nursing Center. These penalties include a $94,049 fine on December 6, 2017, and a $59,643 fine on March 23, 2017, for a total of $153,692. During that time, Medicare denied payment on June 18, 2018, and December 6, 2017, citing substandard care.
The nursing home also received thirty formally filed complaints and self-reported fifty-eight 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.
Belding 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, 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 and Physical and Mental Abuse, Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment and Neglect by Anybody – citation date October 18, 2018
- 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 18, 2018
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment and Report the Results to Proper Authorities – citation date October 18, 2018
The nursing home “failed to prevent abuse and neglect as a result of widespread system failures beginning with an effective administration quality assurance oversight.” The failure also included “a lack of properly oriented staff and sufficient numbers to provide care to dependent residents based on the facility’s assessment and resident acuity and according to professional standards.”
The deficient practice by the nursing staff and administration “resulted in Immediate Jeopardy for a resident’s who sustained adverse events, serious physical or psychosocial harm and which placed all residents living at the facility at risk for serious harm, injury or death.”
According to investigators, “the facility failed to notify the Physician/designee and the resident’s responsible party [timely] of significant changes in condition for [two residents].” The deficient practice resulted “in delay of treatment for [one resident] and hospitalization for treatment [for another resident] who suffered from unreported vomiting and fever for two days.”
The facility “failed to the immediately report all allegations of abuse and neglect for six residents reviewed, [which resulted] in the potential for ongoing abuse and neglect.” One incident involved a resident who vomited after eating, and documentation by a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who stated that the resident “vomited once an according to the Progress Note, [the resident] thought it was something he ate.”
However, the resident experienced emesis (vomiting) multiple times with the temperature while refusing medications. Within hours, the resident was transferred to the hospital emergency room where a CT scan revealed “possible ileus or sigmoiditis or mild dilation of the duodenum.”
A Victim of Neglect at Metron of Belding Nursing Center? Contact Us Today for Help
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Metron of Belding Nursing Center? Contact the Michigan nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Ionia victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Belding.
Our legal team offers every client a free, initial case consultation. Additionally, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you do not owe us anything until we have secured monetary compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.