Information & Ratings on Santa Maria Nursing Home Care Center, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Many families have limited options on how to ensure that their loved one receives the best care and choose to place them in a community nursing facility. Unfortunately, the incident rates of abuse and neglect occurring in nursing homes nationwide have risen significantly over the last few decades. Many patients become victims of mistreatment at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors, or other residents.
If your loved one suffered harm while living in a Brown County nursing facility, contact the Wisconsin Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Santa Maria Nursing Home Care Center
This permanently closed long-term care home is a 50-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Green Bay and Brown County, Wisconsin. The "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
430 S Clay StFinancial Penalties and Violations
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301
Federal investigators penalize nursing facilities with monetary fines and denied payment for Medicare when the nursing home had been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
The nursing home also received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Residential Care Website.
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Wisconsin and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date December 15, 2016
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date December 15, 2016
- Develop and Implement Policies and Procedures for Influenza and Pneumococcal Immunizations – citation #F334 date December 15, 2016
According to state investigators, “the facility did not ensure [one resident] reviewed for safety equipment was assessed for restraint use.” The resident “was observed with bed bolsters strap to the mattress and located on both sides of [the resident’s] bed.”
The nursing home “initiated the bolsters to reduce falls without assessing the device to determine whether or not they were a restraint. The facility completed an assessment after the survey team requested to review the bolsters usage assessment and the assessment determine the bolsters were a restraint for [that resident].”
The resident’s Nurse’s Notes documented “the use of a new device to prevent falls.” The document stated that the resident “climbed around the bolstered fell out of bed with the intent to get a soda.” The resident’s “medical record did not include documentation that a restraint assessment had been completed related to the use of the bolsters.”
The nursing home “did not ensure the environment was free of hazardous materials and substances [for four residents] at the facility.” It was determined that the facility 200 Unit’s “household cleaner cabinet was unlocked with a key in the lock. This practice had the potential to affect [two residents], who were identified by staff is independently ambulatory and confused.”
Additionally, the surveyors observed unsecured medications located on one resident’s “bed and nightstand. This practice had the potential to affect [two other residents], who are identified by staff is independently ambulatory and confused.”
The nursing home “did not ensure [three residents] reviewed for immunizations receive the pneumococcal vaccine as indicated. The residents’ medical records did not include documentation indicating the resident’s or their legal representatives were provided education regarding the risks and benefits of the pneumococcal vaccine.”
The surveyor interviewed the Director of Nursing regarding one resident’s “pneumococcal vaccination status.” The Director “provide a copy of the health maintenance summary that documented that “the resident] received the pneumococcal vaccine on November 3, 2005.” The Director stated that “we did not give the pneumococcal vaccine (PVC 13) to [the resident]. We are waiting for the Veterans Administration to see if they gave it.”
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