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Snow Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
The number of cases involving mistreatment in nursing facilities throughout Maryland has risen significantly over the last few decades. Many senior citizens, rehabilitating, and disabled become victims of abuse and neglect at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients. If your loved one was abused, mistreated or injured while living in a Worchester County nursing facility, contact our nursing home neglect attorneys in Maryland now for immediate legal assistance.
Our team of lawyers has handled cases exactly like yours, and we can help your family, too. Let us begin working on your case now to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.Snow Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing center is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Snow Hill and Worchester County, Maryland. The 69-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
430 West Market Street
Snow Hill, Maryland 21863
Snow Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Snow Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes independent living options, memory care, and restorative care involving physical, speech, and occupational therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
It is a legal responsibility of state and federal investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
This nursing facility also received one complaint and self-reported thirteen serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Maryland Nursing Home Information Website.
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Maryland 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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date June 30, 2017
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date July 31, 2018
The nursing home “failed to keep residents free from verbal abuse. This [failure] was found to be evident for three out of thirty residents.
The state survey team reviewed the facility’s investigation reports that revealed “the following statement made by a Geriatric Nursing Assistant.” The GNA said “as I was coming up to (name of the unit) this morning, I heard [another staff member say to the resident] do you think just because your hollering that is going to make me come here. When she/he ‘seen’ me, she/he got on the phone and called down to [the other unit].”
A third GNA stated that she needed to come down there because the resident was hollering. As the reporting GNA walked on the hall, they heard the resident holler some comment. At that point, the verbally abusive caregiver said, “I am sick of this hollering.” The administration received a report of the incident and began an investigation.
During the investigation, the Administrator found another individual stating that “the nurse was inappropriate the way she/he spoke.” As a part of the investigation, the nurse “was suspended during the investigation and was later terminated and the Board of Nursing was notifed.”
According to state investigators, “the nursing staff failed to properly secure medications left unattended on the resident’s over-the-bed table.” The surveyors interviewed the resident on the morning of July 31, 2018 and noted that “the over-the-bed table had seven white pills lying on it.” The resident “was coughing, stating he/he had choked on a big pill and would get to the others in a minute.”
The investigators noted that “the medication had been left by [the nurse for the resident] to self-administer.” The Medication Administration Record “had been signed by [the nurse] indicating the morning medications had been given when [the resident] was still self-administering.”
During an interview with the Director of Nursing, the Director was “made aware, and she stayed with [the resident] until the medications were taken safely.” The Director confirmed that on that morning at 9:05 AM, “that the medications were left for [the resident] to self-administer and [the resident] had not been assessed for self-administration.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Snow Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Maryland nursing home abuse lawyers at the Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Worchester County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Snow Hill.
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.