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Ridgeway Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Many families have limited options on how to handle their loved one’s care who requires nursing assistance in a facility away from their home. Many of these family members choose to relocate their loved one into a Baltimore County nursing facility only to realize they been victimized through neglect or mistreatment by caregivers, employees, or other residents.
If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while living in a nursing home, contact our nursing home affiliated attorneys in Maryland now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family, too. Contact us today so we can begin working on your case to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Ridgeway Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a "for profit" 61-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Catonsville and Baltimore County, Maryland. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
5743 Edmondson AvenueFinancial Penalties and Violations
Catonsville, Maryland 21228
The investigators working for the state of Maryland and the federal government have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
This nursing facility also received two complaints and self-reported eight serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Maryland Nursing Home Information Website.
The state of Maryland and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and one 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 November 19, 2018
According to state investigators, “it was determined the facility failed to keep a resident free from accidents while providing care.” A review of the resident’s medical records dated April 5, 2018, revealed the resident “was released from Occupational Therapy services” a few weeks earlier. The summary noted that the resident “had involuntary movements inhibiting positioning.”
A review of the resident’s Fall Investigation and written statement by a Geriatric Nursing Assistant revealed that while they were cleaning the resident, the resident was turned to the side to clean his/her bowel movement, and the resident had a general body spasm and rolled off the bed and onto the floor mat. The resident was noted to have a small skin tear to the right hand and middle finger. No other injuries were noted.”
A review of the resident’s Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment revealed that the resident’s bed mobility was coded as a total dependent and support requiring two persons for assistance.” Additionally, two-person assist was also needed for toilet use and total dependence.”
The survey team interviewed the Geriatric Nursing Assistant, who stated that two people to assist when changing the resident was required during incontinence care. The Director of Nursing verified that the resident “was being changed by [the Geriatric Nursing Assistant] when the resident had a body spasm and fell onto the mat. The Director was asked how many staff are required to assist the resident with activities of daily living and incontinence care.”
The Director replied that “two staff were requested to assist the resident. The Director went on to say that [the Geriatric Nursing Assistant] was the only staff present providing care at the time of the fall.”
In a separate summary statement dated March 23, 2018, the surveyors determined the facility “failed to provide a totally dependent resident with bilateral wheelchair footrests when transporting the resident throughout the facility. This [failure led to the resident] placing his/her right foot on the ground, which caused [the resident’s] right leg to be fractured.”
The facility determined that [the resident’s] right leg fracture was due to neglect by the Geriatric Nursing Assistant transporting the resident without footrests.”
The facility notified the Physician ordered an x-ray that revealed an acute nondisplaced comminuted femur. The resident was sent to the hospital emergency room for treatment.
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