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Regency at Livonia Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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This long-term care facility is a 142-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Livonia and Wayne County, Michigan. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
14900 Middlebelt Rd
Livonia, Michigan 48154
Regency at Livonia
The investigators for the state of Michigan and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
Over the last three years, federal regulators imposed three monetary penalties against Regency at Livonia. These penalties include a $39,130 fine on August 26, 2018, $7,911 fine on November 29, 2016, and a $7,470 fine on August 17, 2016, for a total of $54,511. During that time, the facility received eighteen formally filed complaints and self-reported twelve serious issues that all resulted in citations.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Nursing Home Reporting Website.Livonia Michigan Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Michigan 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 Promptly Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation date September 27, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accidents, Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date September 27, 2018
According to surveyors, the facility “failed to investigate and report to the State Agency and incident of an alleged drug overdose which caused hospitalization” for one resident. The deficient practice resulted “an incomplete investigation and the potential for neglect to continue due to a lack of appropriate corrective measures.”
The investigators interviewed the Director of Nursing regarding the suspected drug overdose regarding the resident. The Director stated “that they received a call from the nursing staff stating that the resident was suspected of having an overdose. The Director instructed the staff to contact 911 as they do not keep [that medication] in the building.”
Emergency Medical Services arrived at the facility and transported the resident to the hospital. As a part of the investigation, the surveyors asked the Director of Nursing “who gave the resident the suspected drug?” The Director responded, “we do not know exactly who was, but we believe it to be the resident’s brother. When asked if an investigation had been completed, the Director of Nursing stated: “No, the resident was scheduled for discharge the following day, and we did not have any labs.”
However, the resident did return to the facility even though “the date and time of their return were not documented in the record.” The Facility Administrator stated that “they were aware of the resident’s substance abuse history, but it was not an issue at the other facility. [Regarding] the resident’s discharge, they reported that the facility is unable to restrict visitation, which is why the resident was able to come back.” The Administrator stated that “we could not guarantee the resident’s safety if they came back.”
The nursing home “failed to prevent [one resident] from falling out of bed, resulting in fractured fingers and a laceration to the bridge of the nose.” The investigators asked the resident about the incident. However, the resident was unable to recall what happened.
The surveyors then interviewed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who stated that “ten or fifteen minutes [before the resident’s] call light was on, I went in and [the resident stated that they] needed to be cleaned. I was helping another resident and told him I would come back, but give me about five minutes. When I went back, I got my step together and woke up the resident. I never had any problems with the resident before, [the resident] has always help me with their care. As soon as I laid my hand on [the resident], they rolled off the bed.”
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Regency at Livonia? Contact the Michigan nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Wayne victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Livonia.
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