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Information & Ratings on Pines Post Acute and Memory Care Nursing Center, Clintonville, Wisconsin
Relocating an elderly loved one into a nursing facility is often the toughest decision a family can make. Many times, the family will perform extensive research in the hopes of finding the most comfortable and safest environment. Unfortunately, the incident rate involving mistreatment occurring in nursing homes throughout Wisconsin has risen significantly over the last few years.
If your loved one was harmed or mistreated while living in a Waupaca County nursing facility, contact the Wisconsin Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation to recover your damages.Pines Post Acute And Memory Care Nursing Center
This center is a 50-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Clintonville and Waupaca County, Wisconsin. The "for profit" long-term care home is located at:
1625 E Main St
Clintonville, Wisconsin 54929
Pines Post Acute And Memory Care Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Pines Post Acute and Memory Care Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes in-house therapies, wound care, pulmonary programs, language and speech therapies, neurological condition care, and swallowing dysfunction care, involving electrical stimulation.
It is a legal responsibility of state and federal investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Pines Post Acute and Memory Care Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $18,437 fine on May 17, 2018, and a $20,816 fine on March 31, 2017, for a total of $39,253.
Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Residential Care Complaints Website.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Wisconsin Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date March a 2016
The state investigators determined “the facility did not ensure [one resident] was free of restraints.” The resident “was observed sitting and an electric scooter with a seat belt on.”
The facility “had not assessed the use of the seat belt to determine whether or not the seat belt was a restraint (initially or on an ongoing basis), obtain doctor’s orders, obtain consent form and did not develop a Plan of Care according to the facility’s physical restraint policy and procedure.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s recent MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment that revealed the resident’s “cognition was intact, and the resident requires extensive to total assistance with bed mobility, transfer, and activities of daily living.” However, “the MDS did not document the use of restraint or assistive devices to secure [the resident] into an electric scooter.”
The resident’s Current Care Plan “did not document that the seat belt was used to secure [the resident] on the electric scooter.” The resident’s medical record “did not include documentation that the Physician ordered the use of restraint and did not include documentation that a consent form with risks [versus] benefits for the use of the seat belt (restraint) was completed.”
On numerous occasions, the surveyors observed the resident with the restraint (seat belt) on the electric scooter. At one point, the surveyor interviewed the resident “regarding the use of the seat belt [where the resident] was unable to release the seat belt.”
The resident indicated that they “wanted and needed the seat belt to operate the electric scooter safely and independently.” During an interview with the Director of Nursing, the Director confirmed that “there was no consent form or documentation related to the use of the seat belt restraint, as [the resident] came into the facility with it (seat belt).”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Pines Post Acute and Memory Care Nursing Center? Contact the Wisconsin nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Waupaca County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Clintonville.
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