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Ravenwood Nursing Care Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Nursing home negligence takes on many forms, where the nursing staff can misbehave, or other patients assault the resident because of a lack of supervision. Many nursing homes throughout Maryland are understaffed, or the administration hires inadequately trained Nurses and Nurse’s Aides. Other nursing facilities did not follow acceptable practices for providing the utmost care.
If your loved one was injured or abused while living in a Washington County nursing facility, contact the Maryland Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.
Ravenwood Nursing Care Center
This facility is a "nonprofit" 80-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of Hagerstown and Washington County, Maryland. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
1183 Luther Drive
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators from the federal government and Maryland penalize caregiving facilities identified with severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations by withholding payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines. The higher the penalty usually means the worse offense.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Ravenwood Nursing Care Center for $51,899 on November 01, 2016, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility also received fourteen complaints and self-reported sixteen serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Maryland Nursing Home Information Website.
Hagerstown 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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F580 date February 5, 2018
- Failure to Implement Gradual Dose Reductions (GDR) and Non-Pharmacological Interventions Involving Psychotropic Medications – citation #F758 date February 5, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to notify the physician when medications were not available to administer to the resident for seven days.” The survey team observed staff members administering medications. While the resident was administered nine medications, the Physician’s orders for supplements, including vitamin E fish oil and chewable calcium, were not given.”
The surveyor “brought the oversight to the nurse’s attention on January 30, 2018, at 10:45 AM after the surveyor did reconciliation of medications.” The staff member responded, “well, it was not available because the pharmacy does not carry those medicines. The resident had not received the medication since admission on January 23, 2018, which was seven days” ago.
The surveyors noted that there was “no documentation that the Physician or the resident were made aware until the surveyor brought into [the staff member’s] attention.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure that a resident’s medication regimen was free from unnecessary medication by failing to ensure that [medication] had an adequate indication for use.” The nursing home also failed to “adequately monitor resident for side effects or adverse consequences related to [their medical condition] medication use.”
The incident involved a resident with a history of “present illness as advanced dementia and depression.” A Physician documented Progress Note identified the resident with “depression with psychotic features.”
However, a review of the medical record “failed to reveal Physician documentation of the clinical rationale, evaluation of symptoms, risks and benefits and clear clinical indication for the use related to the resident’s use of the [antipsychotic and antidepressant medication as prescribed by the Physician].”
Further review of the resident’s Medical Records “failed to revealed evidence that the facility staff monitored [the resident] for changes in behavior or medication side effects related to the resident use of [antipsychotic] medication. There is no documentation of behavior or medication side effects monitoring of [the resident] in the resident’s medical record.”
Neglected at Ravenwood Nursing Care Center? Let Us Help You Today
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Ravenwood Nursing Care Center? Contact the Maryland nursing home abuse lawyers at the Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Washington County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Hagerstown.
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