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Serenity Rehabilitation and Health Center
Any mistreatment of the senior citizen in a nursing facility can constitute neglect or abuse if it occurs at the hands of caregivers, employees, family members, friends, or other patients. Every member of the nursing team and employee staff always has a legal responsibility to protect their residents and keep them safe in their environment.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area County nursing facility, contact the District of Columbia Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages. Time is of the essence. All necessary documentation must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Serenity Rehabilitation and Health Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing care and services to residents of Washington and Washington District of Columbia Metropolitan Area. The 183-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
1380 Southern Ave SE
Washington, District of Columbia 20032
Serenity Rehabilitation and Health Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Serenity Rehabilitation and Health Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $13,873 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The District of Columbia and the federal government have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing home. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Serenity Rehabilitation and Health Center for $13,873 on July 20, 2018, citing substandard care. This nursing home received two complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Washington D.C. Department of Human Services Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationWashington District of Columbia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every District of Columbia long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date October 23, 2018
- Failure to Develop a Complete Care Plan within Seven Days of the Comprehensive Assessment That Is Prepared, Reviewed, Revised by Team of Health Professionals – citation #F657 date March 27, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to utilize two persons to assist with bed mobility. Subsequently, [the resident] fell out of bed, sustained a laceration to the forehead, and was [then] sent to the hospital by Emergency Medical Services (911).”
The “facility staff failed to update the Care Plan to reflect the [MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment] that the resident requires a two-person assist with transfers.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s Care Plan with focused attention, including “the resident having an ‘activities of daily living’ self-care performance deficit related to impaired mobility.” The “resident requires one staff participation with transfers.” The “resident requires total assistance with transfers.”
The investigative team interviewed an employee who stated the resident “was very easily transferred [by] one person if he/she cooperates. When he/she does not want to do anything, he/she will fight and scratch. I have been working here with [the resident and] have always transferred [the resident] by myself.”
A second employee told the surveyors that the resident’s “Care Plan was not updated to reflect the MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment that a two-person transfer was required.” The investigation involved a review of records and staff and resident interviews.
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Serenity Rehabilitation and Health Center? Contact the District of Columbia nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Washington.
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