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Saint Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Is it your duty to protect your loved one from mistreatment while they live in a Franklin County nursing facility? Are you concerned that they are being mistreated, neglected, or abused by caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients? 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 that your loved one receives the dignity and respect they deserve. We will use the law to hold those responsible legally and financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case today to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Saint Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a 115-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Saint Albans and Franklin County, Vermont. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
596 Sheldon Road
Saint Albans, Vermont 05478
Saint Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Saint Albans 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 state and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed in nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
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 ConsultationSaint Albans Vermont Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Vermont Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date November 1, 2017
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date December 27, 2018
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F157 date September 13, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to make a report of an allegation of sexual abuse within two hours of awareness for [one resident]. During an on-site complaint investigation that began on November 1, 2017, a Licensed Nurse Assistant (LNA) confirmed that that afternoon they heard the resident “state multiple times during care [two days earlier], ‘He raped me.’”
The Registered Nurse (RN) on Duty allegedly “received a report from the LNA during an interview [two days later], denied any memory of being given this report by the LNA [two days earlier].” The Nurse Unit Manager “confirmed that an investigator had come to the facility [and] interviewed him/her regarding the allegation of rape made by the [resident].”
The Director of Nursing “confirmed during an interview that the investigator had been at the facility on October 31, 2017, and the facility was aware through a hospital report of the allegation by [the resident].” Nevertheless, “the facility failed to submit a required report of an allegation of sexual abuse to the Division of Licensing and Protection (State Agency) within two hours of awareness, as required.”
The facility “failed to ensure that the resident areas were free from accident hazards.” The investigation involved renovations in the process “to replace the flooring on the Center East and East Wing. On the day of the survey, the floors on the units were noted to be exposed down to the cement base.”
The survey team interviewed a family member during the investigations indicating that “families were sent notice that renovations to upgrade the flooring would be happening, but we never expected to go on this long. Besides having exposed cement in the hallways in part of the common areas, the floor is still uneven in places, making it difficult for residents who self-propel their wheelchairs.”
The nursing home “failed to inform the resident’s legal guardian and representative of a significant change in [the resident’s medications] before implementing the medication changes.” The resident received a psychiatric consult to evaluate dementia “with physical and verbal aggression.”
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Saint Albans 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 Franklin County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Saint Albans.
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