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The Oaks at Cascade Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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The Oaks at Cascade Nursing Center
This facility is a 60-certified bed "for profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Grand Rapids and Kent County, Michigan. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
1157 Medical Park Dr. S.E.
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
The Oaks at Cascade Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, The Oaks at Cascade Nursing Center offers other services. These services include radiology services, Case management, discharge planning, and post-acute health care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of Michigan can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal regulators imposed three substantial monetary penalties against The Oaks at Cascade Nursing Center. These penalties include a $28,558 fine on July 20, 2017, a $10,400 fine on March 9, 2017, and a $4540 fine on November 21, 2016, for a total of $43,498. During that time, Medicare denied payment on March 9, 2017, citing substandard care.
The nursing home also received twenty-two formally filed complaints and self-reported eighteen significant issues that all resulted in citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Grand Rapids Michigan Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Michigan 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Implement Gradual Dose Reductions and Nonpharmacological Interventions to Minimize or Eliminate the Use of Psychotropic Medications – citation date June 21, 2018
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date June 21, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure residents at adequate indication for the use of [psychotropic] medications.” The deficient practice resulted “in the risk of side effects and adverse reactions from potentially unnecessary antipsychotic medications.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Medication Informed Consent Form for the resident showing the use of psychotic medications including antidepressants. The document reveals that the reason that the drugs are given include “behaviors associated with dementia, expected benefit decreased behaviors.”
While the resident signed the document, there was “no risks versus benefits of the medication noted on the consent form.” The Social Worker stated that “she did not have consent for [the resident for the use of the antipsychotic medication] and reported she could not get one for the resident since she was not her own person since her Power of Attorney was in the hospital at the time.”
The facility “failed to ensure infection control practices were followed for [two residents] reviewed for infections, and adequately sanitize the glucometer use for [one resident]. The deficient practice resulted “in the potential for the spread of infection.”
The survey team observed nursing staff, visitors and others entering a resident’s room who was on contact isolation due to having a highly contagious infection. The surveyors noted that no sign alerted others “to talk to the nurse before entering the room or any indication [that the resident] was in isolation.”
In one incident, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) entered the resident’s room and applied gloves and gowns but did not put on a mask. Later that day and Registered Nurse (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) went into the resident’s room “without masks” which places the nursing staff, other residents and visitors at risk for the spread of infection.
Neglected or Abused at The Oaks at Cascade Nursing Center? We Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at The Oaks at Cascade Nursing Center? Contact the Michigan nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Kent victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Grand Rapids.
You will not be charged to discuss your case with our legal team during an initial, free case review. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means that you will owe us nothing until we have secured financial compensation on your behalf.