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United Medical Nursing Home
Many families are overwhelmed when they make the ultimate decision to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure the quality of their life is maximized. They believe that they will receive the best care in a compassionate, respected, and safe environment. Unfortunately, not all members of the nursing team will uphold their responsibility and provide care that meets the resident’s needs.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area nursing facility, contact the District of Columbia Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.United Medical Nursing Home
This facility is a 120-certified bed "government - city-owned and operated" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Washington and Washington District of Columbia Metropolitan Area. The Medicare/Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1310 Southern Avenue SE
Washington, District of Columbia 20032
United Medical Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, United Medical Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care and speech therapies.
Fined $138,766 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Both the District of Columbia and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against United Medical Nursing Home, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $16,805 fine on November 09, 2017, and a $121,961 fine on December 05, 2016, for a total of $138,766.
This nursing facility received five 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 comprehensive Washington D.C. Department of Human Services Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationWashington District of Columbia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites, including the District of Columbia Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, five out of five stars for staffing issues, and five 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 June 4, 2018
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date December 5, 2016
The investigators determined the nursing home "failed to monitor and document hot water temperatures.” The facility “is housed on floors six and seven, with hospital services provided on floors two, three, four, five, and eight.”
The investigative team reviewed monitoring logs for hot water temperatures. On both the sixth and seventh floors, the temperatures measured 120°F, where “water temperatures for patient bathing and therapy fixtures shall not exceed 110°F.”
The “facility failed to provide services to prevent the development and progression of pressure ulcers, resulting in the development of four unstageable pressure ulcers and one Stage II pressure ulcer for [one resident].” The investigation involved a resident “who was admitted without skin impairment.”
The deficient practice of the nursing staff “resulted in harm, as evidenced by the progression of ulcers to an advanced stage, in the absence of consistent monitoring and effective treatment.” A review of the resident’s medical records indicated that the facility staff had identified that the resident was “at a high risk for pressure ulcer development, as identified on the Braden Scale Assessment.”
The Physician ordered that the nursing staff turn and reposition the resident “every two hours, and toilet every two hours. Weekly skin assessments on shower days [shall be conducted] by a licensed nurse on Mondays and Thursday’s [during the] 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM shift.”
The surveyors noted that “there was no evidence in the clinical record [for the resident] the facility staff consistently monitored the resident’s response to treatment once the resident was identified with skin impairment.” Additionally, “there was no evidence of comprehensive characterization of the resident’s heel and foot skin impairment to include color, evidence of exudate or pain, wound bed, and description of the surrounding skin.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at United Medical Nursing Home? Contact the District of Columbia nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Washington.
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