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Moran Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Many families are overwhelmed when they make the ultimate decision to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure the quality of their life is maximized. They believe that they will receive the best care in a compassionate, respected, and safe environment. Unfortunately, not all members of the nursing team will uphold their responsibility and provide care that meets the resident’s needs.
If your loved one was injured or abused while living in a Westernport County nursing facility, contact the Maryland Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.
Moran Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a 130-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Westernport and Westernport County, Maryland. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
25701 Shady Lane S. W.
Westernport, Maryland 21562
Moran Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Moran Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term and short-term care, diabetic care, medication management, and comprehensive wound care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state of Maryland and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, the higher the penalty, the more egregious the problem.
This nursing facility also received five complaints and self-reported seven serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Maryland Nursing Home Information Website.
Westernport Maryland Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Maryland Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date May 18, 2018
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Met Professional Standards of Quality – citation #F658 date May 18, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to keep a resident’s environment free from accident hazards.” The incident involved a resident with senile dementia and psychotic symptoms. The resident’s documentation shows that the resident experiences “physically aggressive behavior, yelling/screaming, and rejection of care.” The resident has a history of falls.
Interventions in the resident’s Care Plan were initiated on March 26, 2018, that included a Fall Prevention Program. Observations were made of the resident on the morning of May 16, 2018, while “in bed with a personal alarm on the bed. The bed was positioned in the highest position off the ground. At that time, the surveyor immediately went to get “a staff member.”
The surveyor asked the staff member why the resident was admitted to the Falls Prevention Program. The staff member answered that “the resident is monitored for falls because they have had falls in the past and certain residents have precautions in place such as side mats and a personal alarm.”
The surveyor asked the staff member “if it would be expected that this resident, who was on a Falls Prevention Program would be in bed that was in the highest position.” The staff member responded that “I would expect the bed to be in a low position.”
The nursing home “failed to provide care and treatment to a resident that met professional standards of quality as evidenced by failing to do a thorough investigation when a resident had an elevated temperature and abnormal lung sounds.” The nursing home also failed to timely report the “findings of the STAT chest x-ray to the Physician [and failed to] obtain antibiotics timely.”
The nursing home also “failed to document the status of a resident’s condition in the resident’s medical record. Failure of the facility staff to provide acceptable standards of clinical practice for a resident who was medically compromised placed the resident at risk for further discomfort and decline.”
Neglected at Moran Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Let Us Help You Today
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Moran Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Maryland nursing home abuse lawyers at the Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Westernport County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Westernport.
Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.