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Sterling Care at Frostburg Village Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Families deciding to place a loved one into a nursing home are often overwhelmed at the thought that they will not receive the best care. Unfortunately, mistreatment occurs at many facilities nationwide, including in Maryland.
If your loved one was abused or injured while living in an Allegheny County nursing facility, contact our nursing home abuse affiliated attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of dedicated lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. All the necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Sterling Care at Frostburg Village
This facility is a 122-certified bed "for profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Frostburg and Allegheny County, Maryland. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
One Kaylor Circle Rt36 & Rt40
Frostburg, Maryland 21532
Sterling Care at Frostburg Village
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Sterling Care at Frostburg Village offers other services. Additional focused care includes post-acute care, dementia care, wound care, respite care, hospice, nutritional services, bariatric care, peritoneal dialysis, medical management, tracheostomy care, and restorative care involving speech, occupational and physical 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 fifteen complaints and self-reported six 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.
The state of Maryland 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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date October 25, 2018
- Failure to Provide Safe, Appropriate Pain Management for a Resident Who Requires Such Services – citation #F697 date October 25, 2018
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to ensure the resident’s rooms were free from accident hazards as evidenced by medication not prescribed to a resident being found in the room.” The surveyors determined “the facility failed to keep medication that [one resident] was not prescribed out of the resident’s room.”
The surveyors observed the resident’s room at 8:44 AM on October 23, 2018. The resident had a “container for medication at the rear of his/her room. The resident was noted to be asleep at the time. There was an outer bottle with a medication label on it.” However, inside that bottle was another bottle with “roughly thirty [medication] tablets found of different shapes and sizes.”
The Director of Admissions was present when the surveyors were making an observation and stated that “the resident had a friend that will bring things in that the resident’s power of attorney ends up removing.” A review of the resident’s Care Plan found that “the resident was not safe with unsupervised self-administration of medications and was noncompliant with facility policy.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure the residents receive adequate pain management as evidenced by a failure to assess a resident’s pain level before administering pain medication.” Also, the facility failed to “assess the effectiveness of the medication afterward.”
The investigators noted that “pain medication regimen on an ‘as-needed’ basis (called PNR) is made available to residents and given to them for unpredictable changes in the resident’s pain level.” To ensure the residents are receiving adequate pain relief, “part of the nursing process is to obtain a pain level from the resident [before] administration].”
The surveyors interviewed the resident who stated that they were “experiencing significantly generalized lower back pain, despite the facility’s attempt to enhance his/her pain management.” The resident stated they had been given Tylenol and stronger drugs that they had only received a few times. The resident stated that they “informed the facility that her pain management had been insufficient but was unable to say who she had spoken to.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Sterling Care at Frostburg Village? Contact the Maryland nursing home abuse lawyers at the Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Allegheny County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Frostburg.
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. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.