Ann Arbor Michigan Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Ann Arbor Elder Abuse AttorneyAnn Arbor has a thriving population of more than 116,000 residents, of which almost 8 percent are 65 years or older. The number of its senior citizens has been rising significantly over the last decade and a half, which has increased the need for many more quality nursing facilities and assisted-living homes in the community.

Choosing the right nursing facility can be challenging, especially when you want the best for your loved one who needs to maintain their dignity and respect while being assisted with their health and hygiene requirements. The quality of care provided by a trained adequate staff to care for each resident in the nursing home is only one consideration. Other factors to consider include finding out if the facility is clean, visitors are allowed any time, the food is healthy and the lighting and temperature inside the residence remains comfortable 24 hours a day.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC serves to protect the rights of all nursing home residents to ensure they receive the best care that is free of emotional, mental, sexual and physical abuse. Even though most nursing homes in the Ann Arbor area are Medicare/Medicaid approved, there may be extenuating circumstances and unacceptable factors that diminish their track record of providing quality skilled nursing care and assistance with ADLs, activities of daily living, including bathing, toileting, eating, drinking and dressing.

Comparing Ann Arbor Nursing Homes

In an effort to provide the most current information, we post publicly available data on nursing facilities throughout the Ann Arbor community and list the ones below that currently maintain only one or two star ratings out of a possible five stars. This information was gathered from various public sources including the www.Medicare.gov website comparison tool to be used to evaluate nursing facilities nationwide.

Information on Michigan Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence Lawsuits

Our attorneys have compiled data from settlements and jury verdicts across Michigan to give you an idea as to how cases are valued. Learn more about the cases below:

ADVANTAGE LIVING CENTER – WAYNE
4427 Venoy Rd.
Wayne, MI 48184
(734) 729-4436

A “For-Profit” 179-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility
Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide Adequate Standard of Nursing Care to a Resident

The facility was cited for improperly caring for residents who required special services, including a March 2015 incident where the facility failed to properly perform adequate care for a resident with a [medical condition requiring a surgical opening in the abdomen to allow for the emptying of bowel contents]. A second complaint also involved another resident requiring ostomy care to be received at 8 AM and 3 PM daily and as necessary while at the facility. However, there were “no nurse notes that addressed [the resident’s medical condition] care on 2/1/15, 2/2/15, 2/3/15, or on 2/4/15.” (HHS CMS statement of deficiencies dated 03/18/2015)

HOPE HEALTHCARE CENTER
38410 Cherry Hill Rd
Westland, MI 48185
(734) 326-1200

A “For Profit” 129-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility
Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Maintain an Environment Free of Unnecessary Physical Restraints

During 2015 the Hope Healthcare Center was cited with 12 health deficiencies including one deficiency for the quality of care provided to every resident, and one deficiency involving mistreatment. The incident involving mistreatment was noted on 05/21/2015 involving the facility’s failure to “keep each resident free from physical restraints, unless needed or for medical treatment.” Unnecessary restraint was noted by a state surveyor in five residents out of a sample of 22 residents during routine inspections, noting a violation in the facility’s Restraint Management-Overview policy.

JUDE NURSING CENTER
34350 Ann Arbor Trail
Livonia, MI 48150
(734) 261-4800

A “For Profit” 64-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility
Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Notify Resident’s Guardian of a Physical Altercation Attack

During 2015, the health facility was cited for 18 health deficiencies involving one deficiency in the quality of care provided to a resident and one deficiency involving mistreatment. In one incident dated 10/07/2015, a notation is made of the facility’s failure to “notify [a resident’s] guardian” after the resident “was involved in a physical altercation with another resident [sustaining] a scratch to his face. The “DON [Director of Nursing] explained that the nurses are responsible to contact the guardians in incidences such as [those occurring to the resident] and since the nurse documented, was not able to reach guardian, the nurse should have tried to call again.”

REGENCY AT CANTON
45900 Geddes Rd.
Canton, MI 48188
(734) 879-4100

A “For Profit” 113-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility

Overall Rating –2 out of 5 possible stars

2 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Falling Accidents

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/25/2015, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility’s failure “to provide two person physical assistance during repositioning for [a resident susceptible to falls].” This failure resulted “in the resident rolling off the bed and sustaining a skin tear.” This is in response to an 8/25/15 incident that occurred prior to a procedure to treat a pressure sore area where the resident “rolled on to left side and fell to the floor in the room” as the CNA was exiting the room.

WESTLAND CONVALESCENT AND REHABILITATION CENTER
36137 W. Warren
Westland, MI 48185
(734) 728-6100

A “For Profit” 230-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility
Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Abuse

During 2015, the Westland Convalescent Center was found to have 12 health deficiencies involving three deficiencies concerning the quality of care provided to the residents and one deficiency in mistreating residents. This included a 10/22/2015 notation in a summary statement of deficiencies stating the facility’s failure “to ensure facility staff immediately reported to the Administrator or Director of Nursing (DON) an allegation of abuse or [a resident] and the potential for ongoing abuse.”

WHITEHALL HEALTHCARE CENTER OF NOVI
43455 W. 10 Mile Rd
Novi, MI 48375
(248) 349-2200

A “For Profit” 82-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility
Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Physical and Sexual Abuse

During 2015, Whitehall Healthcare Center of Novi was cited for 19 health deficiencies involving two deficiencies for the quality of care provided to the residents and six deficiencies concerning mistreatment. This includes an incident involving actual harm where the facility failed “to prevent Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) from physically abusing [a resident]” on 03/11/2015. In the filed summary statement of deficiencies dated on 03/13/2015, notations were made that a CNA was witnessed punching the resident victim in the stomach while providing incontinence care. The resident “was resistant to care by kicking and hitting out with his hands.” In a separate incident noted on 06/01/2015, a notation is made of the facility’s failure “to provide an environment that was free from potential sexual abuse for [a resident] resulting in mental anguish, fearfulness, feeling unsafe in her living environment, and the potential for further similar incidents.”

The Warning Signs of Neglect, Mistreatment or Abuse

The Ann Arbor, Michigan nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC understand the challenges that many families face when needing to find a nursing facility for a loved one who needs assistance with their health and hygiene requirements. In many incidences, residents in nursing homes are victimized by neglect, abuse or mistreatment at the hands of their caregivers, other residents or visitors inside the facility. Many of the signs of mistreatment or abuse are obvious. However, there are those that can be less conspicuous due to the nature of the neglect. The most common warning signs and symptoms involving neglect, abuse and mistreatment involve:

  • Bedsores acquired while at the facility
  • An unexpected infection, broken bone, bruise or laceration
  • A loved one noticeably withdrawing from caregivers or other residents
  • Any situation that gives cause for hospitalization that could include a drug error, unexpected infection, signs of dehydration/malnutrition or fall

Our Ann Arbor nursing home neglect attorneys serve as legal advocates to any nursing home resident injured, abused or neglected in nursing homes throughout Michigan. We can take immediate legal steps to investigate and stop all suspicious behavior that could be considered neglect, mistreatment or abuse at the facility.

For a free consultation/case review, contact our Ann Arbor, Michigan nursing facility abuse attorneys today. We accept all cases involving nursing home abuse, mistreatment and neglect through contingency fee agreements. This means we provide our legal services without any upfront retainer or fee and are only compensated for our services after we win your case at trial or negotiate your out of court settlement.

For additional information on Michigan laws and information on nursing homes look here.

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