Background Information on Birch Manor Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
Birch Manor Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare is a for-profit nursing home owned by Axis Health at Birch Opco LLC. The facility is located at 7309 2nd Avenue in Sykesville, Maryland, and has 118 beds. Birch Manor Center accepts both Medicare and Medicaid, as well as a few other insurances. Medicare has given Birch Manor Center an overall rating of one out of five stars due to poor health inspection reports and deficiencies in resident care. According to Medicare, the average nursing home in the U.S. receives a total of 8.3 health citations every year. In contrast, Birch Manor Center has received 30 health citations in the past twelve months!
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Lawsuit Against Birch Manor Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations
The following lawsuit has been filed against Birch Manor Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare:
Golden, Theresa J. E/O vs. Birch Manor Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
Allegations: On August 13, 2021, Ms. Golden’s representatives filed a lawsuit against Birch Manor Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare. They alleged that Ms. Golden suffered a wrongful death as a direct result of the facility’s negligence.
Deficiencies at Birch Manor Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare for Resident Care Violations
June 9, 2021 Inspection at Birch Manor Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
During a record review, it was determined that the facility had failed to protect a resident from suffering a fall. During a diaper change, the resident was instructed to stand up and hold onto the dresser in their bedroom. The resident lost balance and fell, injuring their back and legs.
March 4, 2021 Inspection at Birch Manor Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
Staff at Birch Manor Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare failed to honor a resident’s Maryland Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) order. The resident and their physician had previously made it known on the resident’s MOLST order that the resident was not to be resuscitated. A nurse found the resident unconscious and unnecessarily started CPR after misunderstanding the resident’s MOLST order.
December 23, 2020 Inspection at Birch Manor Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
Based on medical record review and interview, Birch Manor Center failed to document if COVID-19 testing was offered and completed. There was no existing record of test results in multiple residents’ medical records. After this inspection, a review of testing documentation was completed with the facility’s staff.
August 3, 2018 Inspection at Birch Manor Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
This inspection revealed that the facility failed to timely report instances of abuse and/or neglect to the State Survey Agency and Office of Health Care Quality. A resident had sustained a bruise on his upper left eye and was taken to the emergency room for it. When asked if this incident was reported, staff said no. Furthermore, the facility failed to investigate the cause of the bruising.
April 7, 2017 Inspection at Birch Manor Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
Based on medical record review and staff interview, this inspection found that staff at Birch Manor Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare failed to alert a resident’s significant changes in health to family members and physicians. The incident began when a resident began complaining of shortness of breath. After this initial complaint, nurses began the resident on oxygen therapy to alleviate the issue. The next documentation in the resident’s medical record stated that the resident could no longer swallow and was not able to take medication or eat meals. A chest x-ray completed at the facility revealed the resident was suffering from aspiration pneumonia. After being transferred to a hospital, the resident was placed on a ventilator.
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*The above does not mean your loved one would be in harm at this facility. Each facility gets inspected often. Almost all facilities have deficiencies. Many face civil lawsuits. You should not make a facility placement decision based solely on the above information. Each case is different. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome or indicate an expected outcome on your particular case. The above prior lawsuit information is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice from an attorney. This individual case information above is publicly filed information gathered from the publicly filed complaint. This information and these cases are not the work of this law firm. The inspection results are provided from public government agency surveys. The state Department of Health conducts a survey of all nursing home facilities at least once every 15 months. The deficiencies listed on this page may have been corrected after the date of the inspection and date of publishing this material. Citations, ratings and deficiencies are current as of the date of this post and will change later on. The inspection findings published are not complete. You may find the most up to date information at medicare.gov. This material is not endorsed by the facility or by any governmental agency. Speak with an attorney immediately if you believe you have a viable case against a nursing home, assisted living facility or medical facility.