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Orono Commons Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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 Penobscot County nursing facility, contact the Maine Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives financial compensation to recover your damages. We can begin working on your case now.
Orono Commons Nursing Home
This long-term care facility is an 80-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Orono and Penobscot County, Maine. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
117 Bennoch Rd
Orono, Maine 04473
Orono Commons Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Orono Commons 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 $16,024 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
Maine and federal agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines are denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Orono Commons Nursing Home, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $12,675 fine on April 05, 2018, and a $3,349 fine on March 22, 2017, for a total of $16,024.
This nursing facility received ten complaints and self-reported seven serious issues over the last three years 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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Orono Maine Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Maine 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 Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date April 5, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to adequately secure windows in the resident’s environment for [one resident] reviewed with a history of elopement [wandering away] risk. This failure resulted in the resident eloping from a window on the side deck and wandered to the front of the building.”
On the evening of March 22, 2018, the Division of Licensing and Certification “received the facility Reportable Incident Form” indicating that on that day in the afternoon of the resident “was seen standing outside of the front door trying to get into the facility.”
The facility investigation indicated that “one of the dining room windows had been removed and there were footprints in the snow on the deck outside the dining room.” The report indicated that the Maintenance Director was currently securing the windows, “so they cannot be tilted out/removed by residents.”
A review of the resident’s medical records indicated that the resident resided in the Memory Unit and had a wander guard in place. A Progress Note indicated that the resident had been “very agitated and anxious” during the shift and was searching for their family and attempting “to get out of the building.”
The report indicates that the resident “fell all the way out and landed on his/her legs” after going through the window.” The notes indicate that “the window never actually fell and was not low enough to actually have fallen on the resident’s leg.”
That day, the resident had gotten dressed in their coat and gloves numerous times. Each time the resident stated that they were “looking to go home even if he/she had to walk. The outdoor clothing was removed and placed in the nursing office.”
The surveyors interviewed the Medical Director, who stated that “she was not aware of the elopement out the window on March 27, 2018.” However, the doctor “was aware the resident had gotten his/her head/shoulders out of the window yesterday [on March 25, 2018].”
Was Your Loved One Injured at Orono Commons Nursing Home? Our Lawyers Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Orono Commons Nursing Home? Contact the Maine nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Penobscot County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Orono.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured a financial recovery on your behalf.