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Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center
The Vermont Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys represents victims of nursing home assault and abuse occurring in Vermont. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases where Windsor County nursing home residents were mistreated by the medical team, Nurses, State-Tested Nursing Assistants, visitors, employees, and other patients.
If your loved one was injured at any Vermont nursing facility, contact us today. Let us represent your family to ensure you receive monetary compensation to recover your damages.Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a 102-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Springfield and Windsor County, Vermont. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
105 Chester Rd
Springfield, Vermont 05156
Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center 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.Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of Vermont have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
This nursing facility received one complaint 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 Vermont Adult Protective Services Website.
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Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Vermont Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 three 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 August 1, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure [one resident] was adequately supervised to prevent accidents/elopement from the facility. The facility also failed to ensure the safety of [six residents], who are at risk for elopement.”
A Nurse’s Note revealed that the resident “was exit seeking and require medication for agitation on six occasions.” The resident was provided a wander guard elopement device placed on the resident’s ankle. On fifteen occasions, the resident was exit seeking and required medication to treat the agitation.
In one incident, “he/she demonstrated aggressive behavior, had a fall, was located exiting the elevator and on [another occasion] the Licensed Nursing Aide shut the alarm downstairs at the main entrance. The resident was unable to be located.”
The resident “was eventually found outside, coming around the corner of the building, smelling of cigarette smoke.” On another occasion, the resident “was exit seeking from an unsecured door located on the ground level.” The resident “demonstrated aggressive behavior when approached.”
On two other occasions, “the resident was attempting to exit the front door to retrieve a newspaper.” Another two times, assistance “was required by the police or the facility Administrator to return the resident to the facility.”
The Interim Unit Manager confirmed that the resident had an elopement risk assessment performed on February 25, 2018, and that “the resident knows how to leave the facility by way of the ground level floors at the end of each hall (that are not alarmed).”
The resident “has left the building since admission despite the Wander-Guard Elopement Device.” The Interim Unit Manager/Staff Development Coordinator confirmed that “there are at least six residents in the facility who are at risk for elopement. They each have a Wander-Guard Elopement Device attached to their person or their personal belongings.”
Each resident’s Care Plan indicates that the staff members are to monitor the security bracelet to eliminate the potential of the elopement [wandering away] from the facility. The survey team requested that the Administrator submit a Capital Expense Approval to extend the security system to the three un-alarmed doors on the ground level.
To date, “there has not been a response. Therefore, the three doors on the ground level do not alert the staff that a resident who is at risk for elopement could exit from one of those unsecured doors.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Vermont nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Windsor County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Springfield.
We provide every potential client a free initial case consultation and offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you will not pay us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.