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Oak Grove Center Nursing Home
Every staff member working in a nursing facility has a legal and ethical responsibility to provide each resident with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities do not follow established procedures and protocols that prevent injuries, accidents, and the development of life-threatening pressure wounds.
If you suspect that your loved one was victimized through neglect or abuse while living in a Kennebec County nursing facility, the Maine Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys can help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Oak Grove Center Nursing Home
This center is a 90-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Waterville and Kennebec County, Maine. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
27 Cool St
Waterville, Maine 04901
Oak Grove Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Oak Grove 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.
Fined $5,489 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The state of Maine and the federal government have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing home. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Oak Grove Center Nursing Home for $5,489 on March 15, 2018, citing substandard care.
The nursing home received one complaint and self-reported one serious problem over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Maine Adult Protective Services & Guardianship Website.
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The federal government and Maine Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all 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 three 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 #F689 date June 4, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to adequately secure the employee exit door between April 6, 2018, through April 10, 2018, in the resident’s environment.” The incident involved one resident reviewed “with a history of elopement [wandering away] risk. This failure resulted in a resident eloping on April 9, 2018, through the employee exited door into the employee parking lot.”
A review of the resident’s medical records indicated that they had been admitted to the Jewett Unit. On April 2, 2018, “a wander guard was placed on the resident due to exit-seeking behaviors.”
A Nursing Note dated four days later indicated that “Per the evening shift nurse, [they were] concerned that the wander guard sensor to the back employee door is functioning properly and wanted maintenance to check it out.”
Four days later, on April 10, 2016, at 10:36 AM, “the Division of Licensing and Certification received a facility Reportable Incident Form indicating that [the day before at 9:30 AM], the resident eloped and was observed in the parking lot.”
The facility investigation indicated that “the employee exit door was found to be not functioning correctly with the wander guard system and was repaired on April 10, 2018, by the door company.” The surveyors interviewed the Maintenance Supervisor, who indicated that they “cannot remember when [they were] notified that the employee exit door not functioning properly.”
The Director of Nursing stated during an interview that they were “unable to provide evidence that the system was in place to appropriately secure the employee exit door from when the facility was made aware that the door [was not functioning] on April 6, 2018, until the door was fixed on April 10, 2018.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Oak Grove Center Nursing Home? Contact the Maine nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Kennebec County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Waterville.
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