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Vindobona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Many families have limited options on how to handle their loved one’s care who requires nursing assistants in a facility outside their home. Many of these family members choose to relocate their loved one into a Frederick County nursing facility only to realize they been victimized through neglect or mistreatment by caregivers, employees, or other residents.
If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while living in a nursing home, contact the Maryland Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family, too. Contact us today so we can begin working on your case to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Vindobona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This center is a 65-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Frederick and Frederick County, Maryland. The "for profit" long-term care home is located at:
6012 Jefferson Blvd
Frederick, Maryland 21703
The federal government and surveyors and Maryland have a legal duty to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify violations of established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive heavy monetary penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Vindobona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for $7,153 on July 14, 2017, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility also received five complaints and self-reported four 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.
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Maryland Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop and Implement Policies and Procedures to Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment, and
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citations date February 27, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to immediately investigate an allegation of abuse” and “failed to report to the State Survey Agency an allegation of abuse.”
The surveyors reviewed a resident’s Progress Note that stated that the resident son visited today and “was concerned that someone had threatened [his mother] stating that it was a male nurse telling her that if she ever got out of the chair again, he was going to open the window and make her freeze.”
The “resident was reassured that this will never happen, and staff is here to help keep her safe from falling due to many falls.” The resident “was also a concern that she could get a nurse in trouble and she did not want to get the nurse in trouble, and she did not want anyone to lose their job [or] trouble again.”
The resident “was reassured and made comfortable [while being] assisted back to bed.” All staff members “during the shift were made available and were all informed to treat a resident with respect and dignity.” The surveyor asked the Nursing Home Administrator “if the incident was reported to the Office of Health Care Quality.” The Administrator indicated that the incident was investigated but “was not reported to the Office of Health Care Quality,” which is a violation of federal and state regulatory laws.
The investigators determined that “the facility failed to implement their Abuse Policy which stated all employees are required to immediately notify the administrator or nursing supervisory staff that is on duty of any complaint investigation, observation or suspicion of resident abuse, mistreatment or neglect.” The notification is to take place immediately “so that the resident’s needs can be attended to immediately, and an investigation can be undertaken promptly.”
The staff member in charge of starting the investigation over the incident confirmed that they were “not made aware [of the incident] until January 2, 2018” which was five days after the incident had occurred.
Were you the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while you lived at Vindobona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Maryland nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Frederick County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Frederick.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured a financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices concerning evidence used in your case will remain confidential.