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The Pines Genesis Eldercare Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
At no time in history have there ever been more senior citizens entering their retirement years. The advancing age of this huge population has increased the need for additional beds in nursing homes and placed a significant demand on the number of Nurses and Nurse’s Aides required to meet their needs. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs, and many facilities nationwide.
If your loved one was injured, mistreated or died unexpectedly while living in a Talbot County nursing facility, contact our nursing home abuse affiliated attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your monetary damages.
The Pines Genesis Eldercare
This long-term care home is a "for profit" 170-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Easton and Talbot County, Maryland. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
610 Dutchman's Lane
Easton, Maryland 21601
The Pines Genesis Eldercare
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, The Pines Genesis Eldercare offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term care, respite care, wound care, intravenous (IV) therapy, and restorative care involving physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal government nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or monetary fine when the facility has been cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
This nursing facility also received seven complaints and self-reported eleven serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Maryland Nursing Home Information Website.
Easton Maryland Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Maryland 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 Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Decline in the Resident’s Health – citation #580 date October 25, 2018
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation date #F600 October 25, 2018
According to state surveyors, “it was determined the facility staff failed to notify the resident’s family member of a recommendation to lower a resident’s antipsychotic medication after a psychiatric consultation.” The survey team reviewed the resident’s Medical Records on October 23, 2018, involving a psychiatrist assessment of the resident that occurred on October 4, 2018.
The psychiatrist recommended reducing the resident’s antipsychotic medication by one third. The surveyors interviewed the facility Social Worker who stated that “the facility did not receive a copy” of that recommendation until seven days later stating that “the psychiatric consultants do not have access to the facility Electronic Medical Record system and the psychiatric staff has to email their assessments over to the facility.”
A review of the resident’s medical records revealed that a facility Nurse Practitioner who assesses the resident “failed to document that the October 4, 2018 Psychiatric Recommendations had been reviewed and spoke to [the resident’s] responsible party regarding the recommended changes to [the resident’s] dose of antipsychotic medication.”
The nursing home “failed to protect [a resident] from abuse.” The surveyors reviewed a facility staff’s investigation that claimed on April 11, 2018, a resident “reported to the facility staff Geriatric Nursing Assistant had told them that they were disgusted that the resident had laid in their “stool for hours and should have put the call light on.”
“The resident “explained the call light was put on, another Geriatric Nursing Assistant answered the light and reportedly stated that they would relay the message to the appropriate caregiver.”
At the time of the allegation, the Geriatric Nursing Assistant was placed on administrative leave and not allowed to finish her shift. The resident was assessed, and no injuries were noted. The Ombudsman and responsible party for the resident were notified. At the end of the investigation and witness statements, the [Geriatric Nursing Assistant] was terminated.”
The surveyor interviewed the resident who stated that they “felt safe and revealed no further incidents of verbal abuse by any staff.” The facility Director of Nursing referred the incident to the State Board of Nursing.
Need More Information About The Pines Genesis Eldercare? Let Us Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at The Pines Genesis Eldercare? Contact the Maryland nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Talbot County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Easton.
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. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.