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Regency Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care facility is a 39-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Utica and Macomb County, Michigan. The "for profit" home is located at:
Utica, Michigan 48317
Regency Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state and federal government are legally authorized to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if a nursing facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Over the last three years, federal regulators imposed a $19,872 monetary fine against Regency Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on December 21, 2016. During that time, Medicare denied payment on December 7, 2018, and April 27, 2016, citing substandard care.
The facility also received eleven formally filed complaints and self-reported one significant issue that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Utica Michigan Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Michigan Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date December 7, 2018
- Failure to Provide Necessary Care and Services to Maintain the Resident’s Highest Well-Being – citation date October 10, 2017
According to surveyors, “the facility failed to ensure adequate supervision to prevent elopement [wandering away] and ensure the safety of [one resident] who had impaired decision-making and with a known elopement risk.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff resulted in an Immediate Jeopardy at the facility.
Documentation shows that the resident “exited the unit through an unarmed door [at 8:34 PM] to the employee break room that leads to another unalarmed door to the vestibule, and then exited the facility through the third unalarmed door. The elopement was unbeknownst to the facility staff until approximately 9:00 PM.
The local fire department located the resident at approximately 9:55 PM and then took the resident to the emergency room. “This deficient practice resulted in [the resident] exposed to 30° weather, and abrasions, wet clothes, and the likelihood of causing serious harm, injury or death.”
The state survey investigative team interviewed the Director of Nursing who confirmed that the elopement through video cameras. The resident was seen in video capture in the employee break room which has three doors. The Director verified that none of the three doors had alarms. At the time of the elopement, the resident “was wearing a blue sweatshirt, jogging pants, socks, and slide in shoes (sandals that left the toes and heels exposed).”
After the event, the resident was not returned to the facility but “discharged another facility that had a locked unit.”
The facility failed to ensure that one resident reviewed for facility-acquired pressure ulcer “did not develop multiple, avoidable pressure ulcers.” The nursing home also “failed to ensure adequate monitoring, documentation, and timely modification of interventions, equipment competency, and documentation of functioning interventions, resulting in pressure ulcer development, pain, and the potential for infection and delayed healing.”
The survey team interviewed the resident during an initial tour of the facility and asked about their pressure ulcer. The resident responded, ‘I do not know what is going on, but I do not think this bed (air mattress) is helping. It is so hard.” When a staff member pressed on the resident’s bed with her hand, “the mattress did not squish or give when pressure was applied.”
The survey team looked at the air mattress setting that indicated it was set to static, normal pressure. “The air mattress control device included a circular shape dial that ranged from soft to firm. The dial was positioned toward the firm side of the control.” The staff member said that they had told the nurses about the problem a couple of weeks ago, “but nothing happened.”
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Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Regency Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Michigan nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Macomb victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Utica.
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