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St Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Caledonia County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries are the result of negligence by the nursing staff, physical assault by other patients, or physical, sexual, or verbal abuse by others?
If so, contact the Vermont Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.St Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care facility is a 110-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Saint Johnsbury and Caledonia County, Vermont. The "for-profit" home is located at:
1248 Hospital Drive
Saint Johnsbury, Vermont 05819
St Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, St Johnsbury 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.
Fined $30,598 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Vermont and federal agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines are denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against St Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $23,055 fine on May 16, 2018, and a $7,543 fine on January 03, 2018, for a total of $30,598.
This nursing facility received three complaints and self-reported twenty-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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationSaint Johnsbury Vermont Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Vermont and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all violations
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date January 3, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure the residents were free from abuse.” In one case, a resident had been admitted to the facility with a spouse and was sharing a room. “Toward the end of October, there arose a concern about the safety of the couple rooming together.” One of the residents “has progressing dementia and began not to recognize their spouse and expressed fear and anxiety that there was a stranger in the room.”
That resident “was moved to another room on the unit shared [with a third resident]. On November 1, 2018, the facility reported an incident where [the resident who remained in the room] went to the spouse’s new room and was yelling to tried to wake them, kicking their feet.”
The aggressive resident “was physically banging their walker into and running over their feet.” The staff intervened with the aggressive resident who “left the room. This was reported to the State Agency as required.”
By December 4, 2018, “the facility reported an incident that the married residents were in the hallway, and [the resident who had been moved to another room] stated they wanted to go back to their room.” The aggressive resident “grabbed the spouse’s arm and kicked the walker, pulling [the resident] toward him/her. Staff intervened and brought [the assaulting resident] to the room.”
The aggressive resident followed them to the room and sat on the bed and attempted to move the recliner toward the resident who was sitting in the chair. The aggressive resident “shook their walker and yelled at the spouse.” Additional incidents occurred involving aggressive behavior from the assaulting resident who continued to yell.
An incident that occurred on December 29, 2018, required intervention by the police who escorted the aggressive resident to the local emergency room via emergency medical services. The resident was “returned later that day.”
The Director of Nursing confirmed that these incidents had occurred and that the aggressive resident “had not been supervised close enough to prevent them.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at St Johnsbury 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 Caledonia County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Saint Johnsbury.
You will not be charged to discuss your case with our legal team during an initial, free case review. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means that you will owe us nothing until we have secured financial compensation on your behalf.