With their five locations, Cadia Healthcare is one of the largest nursing home and rehabilitation companies in Maryland. Despite their numerous facilities, however, the quality of their care has not always been optimal. Cadia Healthcare nursing homes have been sued in lawsuits and cited by state survey inspectors. Our Maryland nursing home abuse attorney explains the legal history of the Cadia nursing home chain.
Cadia’s nursing homes located near the Germantown area have particularly struggled with inspection citations.
Poor Staffing = Bad Patient Outcomes
The best healthcare providers know that a well-staffed nursing home is key to a successful facility. Cadia’s location in Hyattsville, the highest rated Cadia nursing home near Germantown, still manages to maintain a below average rating on Medicare’s rubric. The location has over 2.5 times the number of residents than the average nursing home in Maryland and runs the nursing home at over 80% capacity. While the total number of registered nurses per resident is relatively standard for the state, the facility falls well below the average for nurse aides. While Cadia Springbrook and Wheaton rate as middling on Medicare’s website for staffing, they still fall below the average for nurses per resident.
History of Deficiencies at Cadia Healthcare Nursing Homes
Cadia’s location in Wheaton, MD has an overall rating of one star on Medicare. This is largely due to their poor health inspection record. They received 12 citations in their most recent health inspection, which is above the U.S. average of 8.1. In the last three years, four of the complaints they received led to an inspection from residents, and 10 complaints from the facility itself resulted in a citation. Among the citations listed are the location’s multiple failings to develop a comprehensive plan for residents as well as service missteps by the nursing staff.
While Cadia Springbrook had fewer citations that the national average, seven deficiencies over the past three years have been a direct result of a complaint by a resident. Within their most recent health inspection, they were cited for failing to properly label, store, and discard drugs and drug supplies, which can lead to dire consequences if continued.
Lawsuits Against Cadia Healthcare Nursing Homes for Negligence, Neglect and Abuse
In the past three years, the three locations in the Germantown area have faced 51 lawsuits. While not all lawsuits have been resolved, and the fact a nursing home negligence lawsuit has been filed is not indicative of bad care, the number of cases the three Cadia nursing homes have faced is significant. In the most recent active cases at the Hyattsville location, there are two suits alleging medical malpractice against the company.
*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 government agency surveys. 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. Speak with an attorney immediately if you believe you have a viable case against a nursing home, assisted living facility or medical facility.