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Spa Creek Center Nursing Home
Mistreatment, abuse, and neglect in nursing facilities are often the result of the nursing staff or other caregivers not providing the resident care according to established standards of quality. Their inappropriate behavior often leads to harm, injury, or wrongful death. In other incidents, the victim is assaulted by other residents.
If your loved one was harmed while living in an Anne Arundel County nursing facility, contact the Maryland Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure you receive monetary compensation. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm legally accountable.Spa Creek Center Nursing Home
This center is a 134-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
35 Milkshake Lane
Annapolis, Maryland 21403
Spa Creek Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Spa Creek Center 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 $1,950 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Maryland and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a serious violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Spa Creek Center Nursing Home for $1,950 on July 28, 2016, citing substandard care. This nursing facility received two complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Maryland Department of Human Resources Adult Protective Services Website.
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Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Maryland Department of Public Health website.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date February 16, 2018
The state investigators “determined that the facility failed to ensure that the resident was free from abuse when [the resident] who was normally periodically up at night was restrained on September 13, 2017, in his/her bed with no order and no clinical rationale supporting the use of restraint.” At that time, the Geriatric Nursing Assistant “slept in the same room.”
It was determined that “the facility’s failure resulted in a determination of Immediate Jeopardy related to restraint use.” The severely, cognitively impaired resident had been admitted to the facility “with significant comorbidity (multiple medical diagnoses).” The resident’s quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) revealed the resident requires “extensive assistance with bed mobility, transfers, and dressing.”
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Medical Records and nursing note that documented that the resident had spoken with his/her daughter and “voiced no complaints at that time.” On the same day, the Nurse Practitioner “saw the resident and conduct an assessment” indicating there was “no bruising noted, that the resident could move all extremities at baseline, that the resident experienced usual arthritis-related pain (no other pain), and propelled self in the wheelchair.”
An interview with the Director of Nursing revealed that “she was notified of the incident and conducted an investigation [stating] they collaborated with [the resident] restrained, but they could not substantiate who specifically had initiated the restraints.”
The Director indicated that a Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) was known by other staff to sleep at night and in her investigation. The GNA reported to the Director that another GNA “had gone into the resident’s room to sleep on the night that the resident was restrained in bed.” The Director also indicated that the resident “was usually up and down during the night.”
A third GNA indicated that when they arrived for the day shift on September 13, 2017, they found the resident restrained.” That GNA “reported the incident. The Nursing Supervisor indicated he conducted an assessment.” However, the surveyor “found no timely documentation of the event including no order, no notes, no Care Plan revision, no assessment of the resident when restraint use was initiated, and no notification made to the Physician at the time the restraints were initiated.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Spa Creek Center Nursing Home? Contact the Maryland nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Anne Arundel County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Annapolis.
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