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Waugh Chapel Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Do you suspect that your loved one living in an Anne Arundel County nursing facility is being neglected or abused by caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients? Are you concerned that their developing bedsore or recent fall is the result of negligence and a lack of supervision? If so, contact tour nursing home neglect affiliated attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Our team of lawyers has handled cases exactly like yours and can help your family, too. We use the law to hold those responsible for causing injuries both legally and financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.Waugh Chapel Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Gambrills and Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The 110-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1221 Waugh Chapel Road
Gambrills, Maryland 21054
Waugh Chapel Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Waugh Chapel Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term care, transitional care, short stay options, IV (intravenous) therapy, orthopedic rehab, hospice, pain management, nutritional needs management, palliative care, and restorative care involving occupational, physical and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
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.
This nursing home also received five complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Maryland Nursing Home Information Website.
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Maryland long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
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 four 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 date December 20, 2018
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation date December 20, 2018
The nursing home “failed to maintain an environment free of trip hazards for an ambulatory resident who was at risk for falls.” The incident involved a resident who “was ambulatory, oxygen dependent, and had a history of [falls].”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Medical Records, and Care Plan initiated on November 30, 2018, “that addressed alteration and activities of daily living related to deconditioning, decreased mobility, and a fall resulting in a fractured pelvis.” The documentation shows that the resident had a history of falls and used anticoagulants (blood thinners) and was residing in a new environment.”
While the anticoagulants could make the resident experience excessive bleeding if they suffered an injury, the resident’s Care Plan’s “did not address safety measures related to the use of a twenty-five-foot oxygen tubing provided to the resident by the facility” that provides the resident additional freedom of mobility in the room.
According to state investigators, “it was determined the facility failed to implement policies and procedures for screening and training centers and companions who tend to facility residents.” This failure “was evident for one of four residents reviewed for abuse during this investigation.”
The state investigators found that the facility “failed to implement policies and procedures to ensure the sitter for [a resident] was screened for a history of abuse, neglect or mistreatment.” The investigation revealed that a resident’s “responsible party noted the resident’s family paid a Private Duty Aide to stay with the resident during the 11:00 PM through 7:00 AM shift.”
The survey team interviewed the Director of Nursing and asked the Director for “copies of the criminal background check and abuse prevention education for the Private Duty Aide that attended to [that resident].” At the time of the accident from the survey on December 20, 2018, at 2:30 PM, “the documents were not provided.”
The surveyors reviewed the facility policy and procedure regarding Private Duty Caregivers dated January 15, 2004, that states “the private duty individuals responsible for demonstrating compliance with the regulation that requires a criminal background check and knowledge of the resident’s rights and abuse prevention.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Waugh Chapel Center? Contact the Maryland nursing home abuse lawyers at the Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Anne Arundel County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Gambrills.
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