Warren, Michigan Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Warren Nursing Home AttorneysOut of more than 135,000 residents residing in Warren Michigan, approximately 16 percent or 21,000 are 65 years or older. This rate of retired citizens in the community is substantially higher than the average throughout the state of Michigan (13.8 percent). The increase in the aging population has placed a burdening demand on the number of nursing facilities, assisted-living homes and rehabilitation centers required to meet the needs of the elderly in the area. Unfortunately, many nursing homes in the community have received a poor rating through the federal government’s Medicare.gov rating system. The lower ratings are often caused by serious failures of the nursing facility to provide an acceptable level of medical and hygiene care to every resident.

The nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC protect the rights of every Michigan resident in nursing facility statewide. Our law firm provides aggressive legal representation to ensure the disabled, elderly and infirmed residents receive the dignity and respect every citizen in the US deserves. We post the following information to assist families facing uncertainty of where to place a loved one who requires the best care to meet their medical and hygiene requirements.

Comparing Warren Nursing Homes

Our legal team of nursing home abuse attorneys post the following information outlining nursing facilities in the Warren, Michigan area that maintain one and two star ratings in the Comparison Tool analysis page at www.Medicare.gov.

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:

AUTUMN WOODS RESIDENTIAL HEALTH
29800 Hoover Rd.
Warren, MI 48093
(586) 574-3444

A “For-Profit” 330-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 2 out of 5 possible stars

2 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Unnecessary Chemically Induced Restraints

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 01/08/2015, a state surveyor makes a notation of the facility’s failure “to develop and implement non-pharmacological interventions to manage anxiety and agitated behaviors for [a resident] review for anti-anxiety medication.” This failure resulted in the resident “being chemically restrained” during the state surveyor’s observations occurring at 9 AM and 2 PM on 1/5/2015 and at 12:10 PM on 1/6/2015. “Review of the care plans and interdisciplinary notes revealed there were no resident specific non-pharmacological interventions on how to approach [the resident] when he became anxious or agitated, or what interventions and assessments (such as evaluation for pain, thirst, hunger, change in staff) had been attempted prior to receiving [this medication].”

CAMBRIDGE EAST HEALTHCARE CENTER
31155 Dequindre
Madison Heights, MI 48071
(248) 585-7010

A “For-Profit” 154-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Unnecessary Physical Restraints

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 05/12/2015, the facility was cited for its failure to “Keep each resident free from physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment.” This was in response to the “use of a sheet tied around his waist and tied to a wheelchair” during an observation of the resident’s room of a CNA (certified nursing assistant) using the restraint without authorization.

CAMBRIDGE NORTH HEALTHCARE CENTER
535 N. Main
Clawson, MI 48017
(248) 435-5200

A “For-Profit” 120-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Report, Investigate and Protect Residents from Abuse

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 01/23/2015, a complaint is noted of the facility’s failure “to 1) report an incident of abuse; 2) Conduct a thorough investigation of an allegation of abuse and; 3) provide adequate protection for [a resident] reviewed for abuse.” This is in response to a “staff person verbally threatened to physically harm a resident.”

FATHER MURRAY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER
8444 Engelman
Centerline, MI 48015
(586) 755-2400

A “For Profit” 231-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide the Proper Care Equipment to Maintain Activities of Daily Living

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 01/16/2015, a complaint is opened concerning the facility’s failure “to assess for appropriate resident care equipment of [a resident at the facility.]. In one incident, a resident was unable to use their wide wheelchair to “get into the bathroom because it won’t fit through the (bathroom) door. I have a commode here, which I do not mind using unless I have to have a bowel movement, then I prefer to use the bathroom. They get a wheelchair from (another resident, clean it off, and use it to take me to the bathroom. I cannot walk. I have been telling them (staff) since I got here (on 1/7/15) that I need a smaller chair, but I was told that they did not have one. A commode and a wheelchair with an extra white seat were observed at the bedside.

HEARTLAND – WEST BLOOMFIELD
6950 Farmington Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
(248) 661-1700

A “For Profit” 140-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide Residents the Basic Standards of Skilled Nursing Care

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 06/25/2015, a state surveys notations indicate the facility’s failure “to properly and thoroughly assess, document, implement interventions timely, and provide adequate supervision for two [resident’s at the facility].” This failure resulted in “falls, pain, head contusion, apnea (not breathing), hypotension, extremity weakness, spinal cord compression, emergency hospitalization, and the potential for further falls/injuries.” This is in response to an observation of a resident “falling onto the floor face forward into a prone position and that pressure was applied to the head wound. Prior to the fall, she had been observed standing in front of her wheelchair multiple times. When assessed after the fall, [the resident’s] blood pressure was 59/38 and had an episode of apnea.”

LAKEPOINTE SENIOR CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER
37700 Harper Ave.
Linton Township, MI 48036
(586) 468-0827

A “For Profit” 134-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide the Highest Standard of Care to Each Patient

The facility had 11 reported health complaints and deficiencies from 03/11/2015 through 06/25/2015, with two involving a deficiency in the quality of care provided to residents. These included: a 03/11/2015 failure to “provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well-being of each resident” and incidents on 10/09/2014 noting the facility’s failure to “1) make sure that each resident’s drug regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; 2) each resident’s entire drug/medication is managed and monitored to achieve highest well-being. Additionally, there was a noted failure at the facility to “keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%” and “Make sure the residents are safe from serious medication errors.”

MARTHA T BERRY MCF
43533 Elizabeth Rd.
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 469-5265

A “For Profit” 217-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide Adequate Supervision to Maintain Residents’ Health and Safety

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 11/12/2013, a notation is made by a state investigator over the facility’s failure “to provide adequate supervision for [a resident] review for high risk for falls with injuries.” This failure resulted “in an avoidable fall and hip fracture which required hospitalization and hip surgery.” This is in response to a 11/4/15 Unusual Occurrence Report indicating that the resident “had gotten up out of her gerichair, started walking and lost balance and fell to the floor, moaning with left leg.”

MARVIN & BETTY DANTO FAMILY HEALTH CARE CENTER
6800 West Maple
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
(248) 788-5300

A “For Profit” 155-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 2 out of 5 possible stars

2 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Medication Error That Resulted in Emergency Hospitalization

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 02/19/2015, a notation is made by state investigator the facility’s failure “to administer diuretic medication for three days per physician order to [a resident at the facility.” This failure resulted in the resident experiencing “shortness of breath, emergent hospitalization and potential of exacerbating cardiac and breathing issues.” This is in response to a medical error caused by the nursing home staff where the resident’s physician had ordered an increase of medication on 2/6/15 to 40 milligrams twice a day for one week then decrease the medication 40 grams to once every morning. However, the nurse “did not transcribe the order in the computer system correctly and instead of being decreased it was discontinued on 2/13/14 – seven days later. This error caused the resident to complain of “not being able to breathe on 12/16/15.”

MEDILODGE OF ROCHESTER HILLS, INC
1480 Walton Blvd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
(248) 651-4422

A “For Profit” 166-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide a Basic Level of Care That Resulted in the Death of the Resident

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 10/01/2015, a notation is made by state surveyor indicating the facility’s failure “to ensure that meat was provided in a purée consistency for [a resident with] swallowing issues.” The failure by the facility resulted “in the resident experiencing aspiration, brain anoxia (lack of oxygen), cardiac/respiratory arrest and emergency hospitalization after consuming and choking on solid pieces of meat.” This is in response to neglect on behalf of the nursing staff to ensure that the food items given to a resident were received in purée form due to a difficulty in swallowing caused by a recent stroke. The resident’s daughter indicated that the resident’s wife “was usually present during meals and on several occasions had to intercept trays of solid food that staff had given to the resident. The daughter said, She, (the wife) would just ask them for another tray without reporting it or complaining. She came in earlier that day. Somehow, [the resident] ate some chicken and choke to death.”

MEDILODGE OF SOUTHFIELD
26715 Greenfield Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076
(248) 557-0050

A “For Profit” 220-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide the Highest Standards of Care to Each Resident

The facility had 25 health deficiency incidences reported from one/22/2015 through 11/12/2015 involving 12 deficiencies on the quality of care provided to its residents. This includes a 5/13/2015 incident causing actual harm to a resident due to the facility’s failure to “provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well-being of each resident. This incident involved the facility’s failure “to properly assess, evaluate, document and treat arterial wounds for [a resident].” Because of the facility’s failure to act properly, the resident “was transferred to the hospital emergency room for worsening foot wounds.”

MEDILODGE OF STERLING HEIGHTS
14151 E. 15 Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
(586) 939-0200

A “For Profit” 295-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Hire Only Staff Members without a History of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment

The nursing home had 25 health deficiencies in occurring between 1/1/2015 and 12/31/2015 which included seven deficiencies in the quality of care and one mistreatment deficiency involving its residents. The most alarming deficiency was noted in the surveyor’s 03/31/2015 inspection at the nursing home noting the facility’s failure to “hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents.”

OAK RIDGE MANOR NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER
3161 Hilton Rd.
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 547-6227

A “For Profit” 64-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Protect Residents against Abuse and Physical Punishment

The nursing facility had 18 health deficiency complaints occurring between 1/1/2015 and 12/31/2015 including two deficiencies for the quality of care they provided residents, and six deficiencies involving mistreatment. The mistreatment deficiencies involved the use of drugs to restrain residents without authority (inspection date 05/19/2015), providing inadequate protection for every resident against abuse and physical punishment (inspection date 04/30/2015) and the failure to “Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents” (Inspection date 08/04/2015).

SANCTUARY AT THE ABBEY
12250 E. 12 Mile Rd.
Warren, MI 48093
(586) 751-6200

A “Non- Profit” 144-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 2 out of 5 possible stars

2 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failed to Provide a Basic Level of Care Which Resulted in Serious Dehydration

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/30/2015, notation is made by state surveyor over the facility’s failure “to provide an adequate fluid intake and monitor fluid intake for [a resident] reviewed for hydration.” This failure resulted “in dehydration requiring the infusion of intravenous (IV) fluids to resolve dehydration.” This is in response to a resident diagnosed with moderately impaired cognition and “at risk for dehydration related to [specific medical conditions].”

VILLA AT CITY CENTER
11700 E. 10 Mile Rd.
Warren, MI 48089
(586) 759-5960
A “For Profit” 152-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 2 out of 5 possible stars

2 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Follow Nursing Home Laws and Doctor’s Orders Resulting in a Delay of Necessary Treatment

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/31/2015, a notation is made by a state surveyor of the facility’s failure “to provide timely intervention after fall with injury for [a resident at the facility].” This failure resulted in “a delay of treatment and unmet care needs.” This is in response to an observation of a resident displaying a “blackish bruise with sutured left eyebrow. Interview with resident stated he had a fall two weeks ago. The resident denied pain of the left eyebrow or left cheekbone.” Although the physician on site assessed the resident and stated “to send the resident to get sutures above left eye” the staff contacted the facility’s Director of Nursing to see if the doctor would reconsider and apply steri-strips and skull x-ray orders. The resident was never sent to the hospital for sutures and the resident’s guardian was never notified of the incident, which is in violation with state and federal laws.

WHITE PINE REHABILITATION & HEALTH CARE OF FARMINGTON
34225 Grand River Ave.
Farmington, MI 48335
(248) 477-7373

A “For Profit” 124-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide Residents Self-Determination and the Right to Refuse Treatment

As a part of inspections occurring during 2014 and 2015, the facility received 11 health deficiency citations, inspections and notifications including one deficiency involving mistreatment of a resident. The 06/27/2014 inspection uncovered a facility failure to “Let the resident refuse treatment or refuse to take part in an experiment and formulate advanced directives.” This involved a mentally competent “resident’s wishes for end-of-life being change from DNR [Do Not Resuscitate] to Full Code after being deemed incompetent.”

WARREN WOODS HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER
11525 E. 10 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48089
(586) 759-0700

A “For Profit” 178-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Unnecessary Catheters

During 2015, the facility received an overall one out of five potential stars for health inspections due to 19 deficiencies found during inspections and filed complaints, where six deficiencies involved the quality of care provided to the residents. One deficiency in the quality of care noted on 05/07/2015 involved the facility’s failure “to make sure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter and receives proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder function.”

Indicators of Neglect, Mistreatment and Abuse

The Warren, Michigan nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC understand the gut-wrenching decision many families have to make when placing a child, parent or grandparent in a nursing facility. This is because many facilities provide a lower standard of care. Many of these facilities are staffed with unqualified professionals who lack proper training and supervision. As a result, many nursing facility residents become the victims of abuse, mistreatment and neglect by the nursing staff, facility employees and other residents in the nursing home.

Many families are suspicious that the nursing staff has mistreated, neglected or abused their loved one and are unsure what to do. The most common indicators involving the symptoms and signs of abuse, mistreatment and neglect often involved:

  • A bedsore acquired at the facility
  • A spread of an infection between residents
  • One’s loved one is fearful of one or more caregivers/residents
  • An unusual bruise, mark or swollen area on the hands, genitals, face, wrist or ankles
  • Emergency hospitalization caused by a fall, dehydration, malnutrition, medication mistake or infection

Our Warren Michigan nursing home injury lawyer serve as legal advocates to nursing home residents and can provide instant remedies to ensure the rights of your loved one are protected. We can take quick action to investigate any suspicious incident of abuse or neglect and hold those at fault for causing harm to you both legally and financially accountable. We can file a claim for financial recompense on your behalf and handle every aspect of your case to a successful conclusion.

For a free no obligation case review, we encourage you schedule an appointment today with our Warren nursing home abuse attorneys. These kinds of cases are handled through a contingency fee agreement. This means we provide your legal services without payment of an upfront fee. Payment for our legal services is made after we negotiate your out of court settlement or after we win a jury award through your nursing home abuse personal injury lawsuit.

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