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Salisbury Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Many families have limited options on how to care for 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 Maryland.
If your loved one was victimized while living in a Wicomico County nursing facility, contact the Maryland 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.Salisbury Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
This center is a 305-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Salisbury and Wicomico County, Maryland. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
200 Civic Avenue
Salisbury, Maryland 21804
Salisbury Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Salisbury Rehabilitation and Nursing 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
Federal agencies and the State of Maryland have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
This nursing facility received ten complaints and self-reported thirty-four serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Maryland Department of Human Resources Adult Protective Services Website.
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The state of Maryland and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #580 date June 18, 2018
The state investigators “determined that the nursing staff failed to notify the Physician that a resident was consistently refusing or not available for ordered insulin injections.”
The resident “was admitted to the facility for care that included insulin injections to control diabetes. The Physician ordered ten units of [insulin medication] to be injected daily at 6:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 4:30 PM.”
The Physician “also ordered sliding-scale insulin to be given” at the same times daily. Sliding-scale insulin dosages “are dependent on the level of blood sugar at the time. For sliding-scale, the nurse first takes the blood sugar reading, and then the dosage of insulin is made dependent on the blood sugar level.”
However, the resident did not receive their insulin nor the sliding-scale insulin “due to a refusal or for not being on the nursing unit for the 11:30 AM dose eleven times” on numerous days over numerous months. Additionally, “the medical record did not reveal that the Physician had been notified that [the resident] was not receiving the ordered insulin dosages.
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated, the nursing home “failed to notify the Physician when a resident had a change in vital signs.” The resident was receiving medication “once a day for hypertension” to “treat high blood pressure and chest pain that can also lower heart rate.”
The state surveyors reviewed the resident’s Medical Records and vital signs that revealed: “the resident’s heart rate on December 5, 2018, was 58, December 6, 2018, was 52, December 7, 2018, was 51, December 8, 2018, was 49, and January 3, 2019, was 59.”
There was no notification to the Physician that the resident was experiencing low heart rates. The “failure the facility staff to notify the Physician could have led to a delay in treatment of [the resident’s multiple medical conditions]. After the surveyor’s intervention, the resident’s nurse practitioner was notified.”
The Nurse Practitioner documented on January 20, 2019, that the patient’s heart rate was noted to be on the lower side” and likely induced by the medication. The Nurse Practitioner discontinued the medication at that time.” The facility Director of Nursing confirmed the surveyor’s findings on that day.
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Salisbury Rehabilitation and Nursing Center? Contact the Maryland nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Wicomico County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Salisbury.
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