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Milford Center Nursing Home
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 136-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Milford and Sussex County, Delaware. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
700 Marvel Road
Milford, Delaware 19963
Milford Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Milford Center Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The state of Delaware and the federal government have the legal obligation to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the facility has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
This nursing facility received eighteen complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Delaware Adult Protective Services Website.
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Milford Delaware Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Delaware 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 two out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date March 27, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to identify an allegation of neglect. In addition, the facility failed to identify an allegation of mistreatment for [one resident].”
These failures “resulted in a lack of immediate reporting to the State survey agency in accordance with State law, lack of thorough investigation, and a lack of protecting the residents.” The surveyors reviewed the facility’s records and investigation files along with the written statement addressed to the Assistant Director of Nursing.
The document states that the resident was observed by a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “lying in a bowel movement at the beginning of the 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM shift.” A Response to Education Request Form was directed to the CNA who was assigned to provide care to the resident during the previous shift (11:00 PM to 7:00 AM). The area of concern for education included resident and patient rounds.
The document indicates that the last form was not completed for the resident “and to please check all of your resident/patients during the last rounds to ensure that the resident was clean and dry.” A facility Registered Nurse (RN) advised the Director of Nursing that the education was warranted “to ensure competent care was completed.”
The Registered Nurse confirmed that “the facility failed to identify this incident as an allegation of neglect. This failure resulted in a lack of immediate reporting, lack of investigation, and a lack of protection of residents.” The oncoming CNA documented that the resident “was found lying in his bed this morning with brown urine stains under him with towels and bed.” The oncoming CNA stated, “I guess [the towels were] to soak it up.”
The staff confirmed that “the facility failed to identify this incident as an allegation of neglect.” A different CNA documented that on several occasions, the same resident “had been found in bed with clothing that was saturated in urine.” The resident’s “bed linens were soaking wet, and they had brown urine stains.” A fourth CNA documented that “approximately four to five months ago, [they] came into work and found [the same resident] with the same clothing that he on the previous day and [the resident] was soaked with urine from his shirt to his jeans.”
Neglected at Milford Center Nursing Home? Let Us Help You Today
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Milford Center Nursing Home? Contact the Delaware nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Sussex County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Milford.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your case with us today through an initial, free claim consultation. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery for your family. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.