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Ridgewood Center Nursing Home
Many families have limited options on how to handle the care of a loved one who requires medical professionals in a skilled nursing environment. Typically, reputable nursing homes follow established procedures and protocols to ensure that every resident’s needs are met. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in some facilities in New Hampshire.
If your loved one was victimized while living in a Hillsborough County nursing facility, contact the New Hampshire Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers represent your family to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today.Ridgewood Center, Genesis Healthcare Nursing Home
This long-term care facility is a 150-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Bedford and Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. The "for-profit" home is located at:
25 Ridgewood Road
Bedford, New Hampshire 03110
Ridgewood Center, Genesis Healthcare Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Ridgewood Center, Genesis Healthcare Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The state of New Hampshire and the federal government are legally responsible for monitoring each nursing home and impose monetary fines and deny payments through Medicare if serious violations have been identified. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
This nursing facility received three complaints and self-reported four serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of New Hampshire Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationBedford New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
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 Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date October 13, 2016
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation #F157 date October 31, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure the fireplace in a resident common area was properly shielded and the controls secured to protect residents from the potential hazards of burns.”
The state investigators observed the Piano/Fireplace Room on the morning of October 11, 2016. The room revealed “a functioning gas fireplace in use by a resident. There is no facility staff with the resident or who had a view of the Piano/Fireplace Room at the time.”
The “fireplace was a direct-vent fireplace heater insert with a sealed glass front. The fireplace did not have a protective panel or screen to prevent residents from contacting the glass front. The burner on/off switch and blower speed control located just to the left of the unit on the wall were not locked or secured.”
The facility receptionist revealed that “many residents use the Piano/Fireplace Room and facility staff does not always supervise residents in that room.” The receptionist “had [a line of] sight of the entrance to the Piano/Fireplace Room from [their] desk but did not [have a view] directly into the room.”
The nursing home “failed to consult with the resident’s Physician about a significant change in the resident’s status.” An observation was made of a medication pass on the morning of October 30, 2017, with a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
During the medication pass, a resident’s “blood glucose level was 440.” The resident stated, “I have been telling you all I have a UTI (urinary tract infection) for days and nobody does anything about it. I know what it feels like and it has been burning for days.”
During an interview with the Unit Manager, it was revealed that “the Physician was in the facility on October 30, 2017, [that day] and had not been notified of the resident with clinical concerns of burning with urination and elevated blood sugar.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Ridgewood Center, Genesis Healthcare Nursing Home? Contact the New Hampshire nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Hillsborough County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Bedford.
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