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Overlea Health and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Mistreating senior citizens living in nursing homes is an unacceptable, reprehensible, and disgraceful action done by the hands of caregivers, visitors, and other patients. Many families relocate their loved one into the nursing home, believing that they will receive the highest level of care in a safe environment. Unfortunately, neglect and abuse are an all too common occurrence that leave victims harmed, injured, or dead.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Baltimore City County nursing facility, contact our nursing home neglect affiliated attorneys in Maryland now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you are financially compensated for your monetary damages.
Overlea Health And Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a 160-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Baltimore and Baltimore City County, Maryland. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
6116 Belair Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21206
Overlea Health And Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Overlea Health And Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes memory care, dementia care, long-term care, and restorative services involving physical, speech, and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Maryland and Federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or a monetary fine when the facility is cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules the guarantee resident safety.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Overlea Health And Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $162,435 fine on June 26, 2018, and a $20,505 fine on January 29, 2018, for a total of $182,940.
This nursing facility also received seven complaints and self-reported seventeen 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.
Baltimore Maryland Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Maryland and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and 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 four 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 date #F600 June 26, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to provide ongoing supervision of [a resident after they] were found to have inappropriately touched [another resident] in [their] private area.” The nursing home also failed to “provide ongoing supervision” of the sexually aggressive resident after they touched a third resident’s breast.
The facility failed to ensure a fourth resident “was free from verbal abuse by [a staff member] who was observed by the facility staff using aggressive and profane language during a verbal exchange [with that resident].”
The surveyor’s findings included a facility failure “to ensure that a resident was free from sexual abuse.” The facility had been reported incident revealed: “an allegation that on May 1, 2018, [a sexually aggressive resident] was observed rubbing [a resident] between his/her legs.”
The survey team reviewed that aggressive resident’s medical record and Care Plan that related to an “adjusted behavior problem related to traumatic brain injury as evidenced by making sexual advances, intrusive and impulsive behavior, and exposing himself/herself. Interventions include but were not limited to anticipate and meet the resident’s needs; caregivers were to provide an opportunity for positive interaction, explain all the procedures to the resident before starting, and allow the resident time to adjust to the changes.”
The staff was required to “gently but firmly tell the resident when his/her behavior was inappropriate.” A Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner noted on April 12, 2018, “that the resident exposed himself/herself in the dining room [the previous day] and asked another resident to touch [their] private area.” The Nurse Practitioner “noted the resident’s behavior had been improving” with medication.”
However, a day later, on April 19, 2018, the “Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner noted the resident was more aggressive since antidepressants had been discontinued.” Additional notations indicated that the resident “was demonstrating increased sexual activity, was observed masturbating at the nurse’s station, and the resident’s short-term memory was severely impaired.”
Need to Hold Overlea Health And Rehabilitation Center Accountable for Neglect? We Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Overlea Health And Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Maryland nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent a Baltimore City County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Baltimore.
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. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.