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SKLD Zeeland Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one was injured while residing in an Ottawa County nursing facility, contact the Michigan 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 financial compensation for your damages.SKLD Zeeland Nursing Home
This nursing facility is a "not for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Zeeland and Ottawa County, Michigan. The 138-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
285 N State St
Zeeland, Michigan 49464
SKLD Zeeland Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, SKLD Zeeland Nursing Home offers other services. These services include post-hospitalization rehab, cardiac care, pulmonary care, oncology care, stroke, and neurological condition care, memory care, IV (intravenous) therapy, and restorative care involving physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Michigan nursing home regulators and federal inspectors have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home identified as violating rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. Typically, these penalties include monetary fines and denial for payment of medical services.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal regulators imposed to monetary penalties against SKLD Zeeland Nursing Home, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $3,231 fine on February 22, 2017, and a $2,446 fine on July 20, 2016, for a total of $5,677. During that time, the nursing Home received and self-reported thirteen serious issues that all resulted in citations.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Nursing Home Reporting Website.Zeeland Michigan Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and Michigan Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation date October 13, 2016
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date February 22, 2017
The facility “failed to report an allegation of verbal abuse [resulting] in the potential for allegations of abuse to continue to be unreported to the State Agency.”
The State agency investigators reviewed the facility’s Clinical Notes Report that revealed the resident’s roommate reported that the resident “became verbal and has sworn at the roommate.” The reporting resident stated that “her former roommate asked me to turn on the television. I say no, she called me a B word (B****). She would say shut up and say the B word. I do not want to hear it anymore. I want to change roommate.”
The resident told the Director of Social Services that her roommate swore at her and that she gets really mad. The resident stated “I do not want to talk to anybody who would talk to me like that. I am just so embarrassed to get talked to like that. The investigators interviewed the Facility Administrator who verified that they had not reported the problem of the verbal incident to the State Agency as required by law.
According to investigators, the facility “failed to implement functioning bed/chair alarm for [two residents] resulting in a fall with a wrist fracture for [one resident] and the potential for falls for [the other resident] due to a nonfunctional chair alarm system.”
The survey team reviewed the facility Occurrence Report for a Fall the documented that the resident “was found by a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) hitting in a rocker chair bleeding from the right forehead. The bed alarm was not sounding.” The nursing staff concluded that the resident “got herself out of bed and self-transferred to a nearby chair.”
An assessment revealed that the resident expressed “facial grimacing with movement to the right wrist [that] appeared slightly swollen with noted bruising.” The investigation revealed that the alarm “had not been plugged in right.” X-ray reports indicated a bone fragment on the wrist “opposite the carpal bones, likely representing a tiny avulsion fracture.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect or abuse while living at SKLD Zeeland Nursing Home? Contact the Michigan nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Ottawa victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Zeeland.
Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.