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This 63-bed nursing home has received a “below average” for both its Staffing and Quality Measure ratings, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual nursing home report. Between April 2010 and August 2012, this nursing home was cited with 15 health deficiencies. These include Rose of Sharon Manor’s:

  • Failure to allow the resident the right to participate in the planning or revision of the resident’s care plan;
  • Failure to immediately tell the resident, the resident’s doctor, and a family member of the resident of situations that affect the resident such as an injury, decline in health, or room changes;
  • Failure to store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way;
  • Failure to give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores;
  • Failure to conduct initial and periodic assessments of each resident’s functional capacity;
  • Failure to ensure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, and that residents receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder function;
  • Failure to give each resident enough fluids to keep them healthy and prevent dehydration;
  • Failure make sure that each resident’s drug regimen is free from unnecessary drugs, and that each resident’s medication is managed and monitored; and
  • Failure to maintain drug records and properly labeled drugs according to accepted professional standards.

The Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm represents clients in cases involving catastrophic injury caused by nursing homes and other care facilities that fail to provide proper care. If you believe your loved one has been harmed due to a nursing home’s failures, take action and contact the Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm online or call us toll-free at (877) 552-2873 to set up a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.