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Rutland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Rutland County nursing facility? Were you concerned that their facility-acquired bedsores or injuries from a fall could have been prevented had the staff followed the established protocols? If so, contact the Vermont Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for the harm legally and financially accountable.Rutland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care facility is a 123-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Rutland and Rutland County, Vermont. The "for-profit" home is located at:
46 Nichols Street
Rutland, Vermont 05701
Rutland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Rutland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center 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 investigators for the federal and state nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
This nursing facility received three complaints and self-reported five serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Vermont Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationRutland Vermont Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Vermont 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 two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date December 27, 2018
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Medications That Restrained Them Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F222 date December 14, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to report an allegation of abuse for one resident and a bruise of unknown origin for a second resident.” In one case, the resident “made allegations that a Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) had been rough with him/her during bathing and did not stop washing in spite of the resident telling the LNA to stop.”
The resident “alleged that the LNA caused the skin tear because of the bathing and the nurse had to come and look at it and put cream on it.” The resident “voiced to other members of the staff that the LNA had been rough.”
The state survey team reviewed the incident investigation and reporting that revealed: “the facility did not report to the Licensing Agency or Adult Protective Services until four days later.” The Administrator confirmed this deficiency and violation.
In a separate incident, another resident “was found to have a bruise of unknown origin on the right forearm on December 5, 2018.” Three days later, “the resident was noted to have bruising, swelling and pain of the right thumb. After notification to the Nurse Practitioner, an x-ray was completed, and the resident was found to [have been injured].”
The facility “did not report the bruising or the thumb injury until after the x-ray report was returned [six days after the incident]. The Director of Nursing confirmed [the violation and that] the facility had not reported the injury to the State agency and there was no known cause.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure that [a resident] was free from chemical restraints [before] receiving a shower.” The incident involved a moderately impaired resident who “had no physical and verbal behaviors, rejection of care or wandering.”
A review of the Nurse’s Notes revealed that the resident was given ‘as needed’ medication for a shower. The note indicated that the resident returned smiling from the shower one hour after receiving the drug. However, “there was no evidence in the nursing note of attempting to calm the resident with less restrictive methods [before showering].”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Rutland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Vermont nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Rutland County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Rutland.
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