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Sedgewood Commons Nursing Home
For many family members, detecting abuse and neglect in a nursing facility can be challenging at best, especially if your loved one has symptoms that mask the typical effects of mistreatment. In many cases, friends and family will mistake the natural progression of the aging process or a debilitating disease when actual abuse or neglect is occurring.
If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living in a Cumberland County nursing facility, contact the Maine Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family too. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Sedgewood Commons Nursing Home
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 91-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Falmouth and Cumberland County, Maine. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
22 Northbrook Dr
Falmouth, Maine 04105
Sedgewood Commons Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Sedgewood Commons 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.
Fined $69,134 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Maine and federal government agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines or denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Sedgewood Commons Nursing Home, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $62,634 fine on October 24, 2018, and a $6,500 fine on May 08, 2018, for a total of $69,134.
This nursing facility received seven 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 Maine Adult Protective Services & Guardianship Website.
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The state of Maine 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 two out of five stars, including one 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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date November 5, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to provide timely treatments for [two residents] affected with Sarcoptes scabiei (scabies) when the first rash was suspected on September 6, 2018, and treatments were not administered until October 26, 2018, resulting in residents’ discomfort and outbreak of scabies in the facility.”
A review of a resident’s Medical Records revealed that on October 19, 2016, there were small scabs and a rash identified on the resident’s shoulders and abdomen. However, the treatment date was not documented as beginning until eight days later.
A second resident’s Progress Note dated October 23, 2018, indicated that there were raised bumps and a rash on the resident’s right side of the torso and left hand. However, the treatment date was not listed to begin until four days later.
In addition to residents’ involvement in a scabies outbreak at the facility, seventeen employees also acquired scabies. The survey team determined that the “facility had not put any policies into place, no occupational health in place for employees, or order more scrapings” to help identify who was infected.
The Medical Director stated to the surveyor that they “encouraged the facility administration that a policy and procedure was needed to manage the rash” because “there was a lack in institutional support in treating the rash of scabies [a highly contagious skin disease that leads to itching and small raised red spots created by itch mites].”
In a separate summary statement dated October 24, 2018, the nursing home “failed to ensure an alleged violation involving physical abuse was reported within two hours to the Division of Licensing.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Sedgewood Commons Nursing Home? Contact the Maine nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Cumberland County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Falmouth.
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