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Orchard Hill Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Deciding to entrust the medical team at a nursing home to provide a loved one the highest level of care can never be easy. In some situations, Nurses and Nurse’s Aides will assure the family that they follow established standards of care when, in fact, that does not happen. Without warning, their loved one can be victimized through mistreatment, neglect, or abuse due to mismanagement, insufficient staffing, or poor hiring practices.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Baltimore County nursing facility, contact the Maryland Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives financial compensation to recover your damages. We can begin working on your case now.Orchard Hill Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
This long-term care facility is a 135-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Towson and Baltimore County, Maryland. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
111 West Road
Towson, Maryland 21204
Orchard Hill Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Orchard Hill Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes subacute care, long-term care, respite care, and chronic kidney disease management.Financial Penalties and Violations
It is the responsibility of federal and state investigators to penalize any nursing home that has violated a rule or regulation that caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident. Many of these penalties involve monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services.
This nursing facility also received seven complaints and self-reported five serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Maryland Nursing Home Information Website.
The state of Maryland and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all violations.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date September 26, 2018
According to state investigators, the “facility failed to protect the resident from verbal abuse. This [failure] was found to be evident in one out of four residents reviewed for possible abuse during the investigative stage of this survey.”
The incident involved a cognitively intact resident. The surveyors reviewed the facility self-reported incident that revealed that September 20, 2018, “a grievance form was handed to the Regional Nurse described in the event on September 18, 2018.”
The resident “reported that on September 18, 2018, a Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) had been verbally abusive to her/him.” The documentation shows that the GNA “stood in the hallway saying that the resident was a bad person and a liar.” The documentation further revealed that this event occurred “as the GNA followed the resident to the therapy room where the physical therapist and another resident was present.”
The GNA then “entered the therapy room and yelled at the resident. A review of the witnesses’ statements that were obtained on September 20, 2018, revealing that [the resident] stated that [the GNA] came in the therapy room and called the resident a liar and was screaming at the resident, telling the resident she will report her/him.”
The surveyors reviewed the physical therapist’s statement that indicated that the GNA “entered the room and pointing her finger at [the resident] said in a demanding tone, ‘what you are doing is wrong am I am going to report you.’”
The survey team interviewed the Regional Nurse on September 26, 2018. The nurse revealed that “the abuse was substantiated and the GNA was no longer employed. The surveyor asked the Regional Nurse if all this occurred on September 18, 2018, why did the physical therapist not report it.”
The Regional Nurse “could not verbalize why it was not reported immediately. She further reported that all the staff is being educated on abuse and reporting.” The survey team discussed all of the findings with the administration and staff before exiting from the survey on September 26, 2017.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Orchard Hill Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center? Contact the Maryland nursing home abuse lawyers at the Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Baltimore County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Towson.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your case with us today through an initial, free claim consultation. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us anything until after we have secured monetary recovery for your family. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.