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Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
For many family members, detecting abuse and neglect in a nursing facility can be challenging at best, especially if your loved one has symptoms that mask the typical effects of mistreatment. In many cases, friends and family will mistake the natural progression of the aging process or a debilitating disease when actual abuse or neglect is occurring.
If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living in a Providence County nursing facility, contact the Rhode Island Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our legal team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family too. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This center is a 154-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Pawtucket and Providence County, Rhode Island. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
70 Gill Avenue
Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02861
Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 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 $7803 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Rhode Island and federal agencies are duty-bound to monitor every nursing home and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify serious violations of nursing home regulations and rules. In some cases, the nursing home receives multiple penalties if surveyors find severe violations that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for $7,803 on June 27, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing home received three complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations.
Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the State of Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationPawtucket Rhode Island Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Rhode Island and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and five 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 December 7, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date December 7, 2018
The state investigators determined “the facility failed to ensure that residents are free from abuse.” The incident involved one resident “reviewed for facility community reported incidents related to abuse.”
The facility-reported incident revealed that on July 30, 2017, one staff member witnessed the resident punching another resident “in the shoulder. There was no evidence of physical or psychosocial harm.” The Nurse Manager stated during an interview, “he was unable to provide evidence that [the assaulted resident] was free from abuse.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure that each resident received adequate supervision and assistance devices to prevent accidents.” The surveyors reviewed a resident’s Smoking Assessment dated November 25, 2018. The notation indicates that the resident “has a history of unsafe smoking habits; the resident has a history of sharing/selling cigarettes or smoking materials.”
The document also indicates that “the resident does not have the ability to light a cigarette, and the resident cannot smoke safely without the use of a smoking apron.” The resident “was assessed as ‘supervised smoking is required’ with a reason of unsafe smoking noted with lighting cigarettes and several burn holes noted on the T-shirt.”
The resident’s Care Plan states that the resident “spoke with supervision per smoking assessment” and that the patient is to be supervised with smoking according to assess needs.” The resident was observed by the surveyors coming inside from the smoking area “with no staff present.” The resident also indicated that they never “had a smoking apron.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Rhode Island nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Providence County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Pawtucket.
Discuss your case with us now through an initial case consultation at no charge to you. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we postpone payment for our services until after we have secured a monetary recovery on your behalf.