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The Villages of Lapeer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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The Villages of Lapeer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care facility is an 87-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Lapeer and Lapeer County, Michigan. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
239 S Main St
Lapeer, Michigan 48446
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of Michigan can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
Over the last three years, The Villages of Lapeer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center received twenty-three formally filed complaints and for self-reported five significant issues that all resulted in citations.
Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Lapeer Michigan Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Families can visit Medicare.gov and the Michigan 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 one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Treatment and Care According to Orders, Resident’s Preferences and Goals – citation date February 12, 2018
- Failure to Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores – citation date February 12, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date February 12, 2018
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Meet Professional Standards of Quality – citation date March 8, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to coordinate and manage hospice care through a person-centered Plan of Care for [one resident].” The deficient practice resulted “in the potential for unmet physical, spiritual and emotional needs of a terminally ill resident and family members.”
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Plan of Care that revealed that the Physician ordered hospice services five days earlier, the facility would initiate a Care Plan with the focus of hospice care.
However, “this Care Plan did not identify the hospice agency, who from the hospice agency would provide services, when those services would be provided, or what those services were. There was no indication on the Care Plan that the hospice agency had participated in developing the Plan of Care or that the hospice agency was responsible for providing any care.”
The “facility failed to monitor, assess, and treat pressure sores as ordered by the Physician.” The deficient practice resulted “in residents not receiving appropriate care to prevent worsening of pressure ulcers and promote wound healing, and [one resident] transferring to a hospital for a wound infection.
The nursing home “failed to identify and implement interventions to prevent a fall.” The deficient practice resulted in a resident “being assessed for high fall risk on admission with no Care Plan or preventive measures enacted to prevent a fall.”
A review of the resident’s Nursing Progress Note indicated that a nurse “found the resident on the floor.” The resident stated that “I slipped out of my wheelchair onto the floor.” A review of the Fall Risk Care Plan did not indicate how many staff members were needed “to assist the resident or that he is weaker in the afternoons and evenings. There was no update after the nursing observation of increased weakness.”
The nursing home “failed to follow up on a change of condition, failed to perform a neurological assessment after an unwitnessed fall, and failed to obtain x-ray results and follow up [promptly one resident reviewed for falls].” The deficient practice “resulted in a four-day delay on x-ray results and the potential for serious injuries to be undiagnosed.”
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