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Windward Gardens Nursing Home
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Camden and Knox County, Maine. The 58-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
105 Mechanic St
Camden, Maine 04843
Windward Gardens Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Windward Gardens Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Fined $6,500 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Maine 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, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Windward Gardens Nursing Home for $6,500 on December 07, 2018, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility received eleven complaints and self-reported six serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Maine Adult Protective Services & Guardianship Website.
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Camden Maine Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Maine Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date September 26, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date December 7, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure an alleged violation involving verbal abuse was reported within two hours to the Division of Licensing” as required by law.
On June 26, 2018, “the Division of Licensing and Certification received from the facility the facts which indicated an allegation of verbal abuse toward [five residents] by a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who was witnessed raising his/her voice in a derogatory manner.” The CNA was using “profanity while working with the residents.”
The Nursing Facility Reportable Incident Form revealed “the date of the alleged incident to have occurred on the evening of June 22, 2018.” The facility Administrator confirmed during an interview that “the facility did not notify the Division of Licensing and Certification of the allegation of alleged verbal abuse until [four days] after the initial alleged incident” in violation of state and federal laws.
The facility “failed to ensure that a resident was free from injury when the facility failed to properly transfer a resident, causing the resident to sustain a laceration resulting in receiving twenty-six stitches.”
Additionally, based on observations and interviews, “the facility failed to ensure that hot water temperatures, accessible to residents, did not exceed 120°F on one of four days of the survey.”
In one incident, a review of a resident’s records indicated that this resident “requires extensive assist with bathing, dressing, grooming, personal hygiene, and bed mobility.” The Division of Licensing and Certification received a facility Reportable Incident Form that indicated that on November 29, 2018, at 8:30 AM, the resident “was being transferred out of bed to the wheelchair received a laceration to the right rear lower extremity.”
The nursing home notified emergency medical services, and the resident was transferred to the hospital. The investigation revealed that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) was not in the room with another CNA when the resident was “transferred with the total lift from the bed.” The Event Summary Report indicates that the “employee was attempting to transfer the resident [alone] and failed to get a second person and did not remove the leg rest.”
Abused at Windward Gardens Nursing Home? Our Attorneys Can Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Windward Gardens Nursing Home? Contact the Maine nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Knox County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Camden.
Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.