Background Information on Signature HealthCare of Norfolk
Signature HealthCare of Norfolk is a nursing home located at 1005 Hampton Blvd in Norfolk, VA 23507 with 169 beds inside the facility. Signature has seen 33 health citations—four times the national average, and nearly three times the average for Virginia as a whole. These violations have included confirmed cases of bedsores as well as problems with pest control. Signature is owned by LP Norfolk LLC, a for-profit partnership.
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Lawsuits Against Signature HealthCare of Norfolk and/or Signature HealthCare for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations
The following lawsuits have been filed against Signature HealthCare:
OIG-HHS v. Signature HealthCare
Allegations: This case involved allegations that Signature facilities defrauded Medicare and Medicaid by failing to perform individual assessments of residents and instead placing them in the most expensive therapy services, then billing for these unnecessary services. This behavior allegedly defrauded Medicare and Medicaid in the amount of $244 million and was performed regardless of whether patients were gravely ill. Often times, the individual/employee who reports these violations in a whistleblower case receives a large reward for reporting the violation.
Signature HealthCare of Norfolk v. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Allegations: This case involved a dispute between Medicare and Medicaid Services and Signature HealthCare of Norfolk in which CMS determined that Signature’s healthCare practices were not in compliance with the federal standard for resident safety. After a resident suffered a blistering burn due to coffee served at an unsafe temperature, CMS discovered that another similar incident had occurred in 2016 but the serving standards were not modified. This led to the legal conclusion that the facility was not in compliance with Medicare’s standards for participation, and Signature was fined a per-day amount of $7,437 for 190 days.
Deficiencies at Signature HealthCare of Norfolk for Resident Care Violations
August 18, 2020 Inspection at Signature HealthCare of Norfolk
The August 2020 inspection at Signature HealthCare of Norfolk revealed deficiencies in infection control and the use of personal protective equipment. Staff failed to keep infectious residents distant from those who were not ill to prevent the spread of disease, and staff did not properly wear or maintain their own personal protective equipment to avoid bringing contaminants into unaffected residents’ living spaces. Additionally, staff was noted to not be washing their hands or using alcohol sanitizer prior to putting on new gloves in order to secure a blood sample from a resident’s finger.
June 11, 2020 Inspection at Signature HealthCare of Norfolk
In the facility’s June 2020 inspection, Signature HealthCare was fined for its approach to personal protective equipment to keep residents safe from communicable disease. Staff failed to consistently implement safety protocols to keep contagious residents distant from those with a susceptibility to illness. As a result, Signature HealthCare was fined in the amount of $3,250.
December 12, 2019 Inspection at Signature HealthCare of Norfolk
In their December 2019 health inspection, Signature HealthCare of Norfolk was cited for failing to administer the medication Carvedilol two times per day for heart failure. Similarly, a different resident was not given medication after the facility failed to secure a reorder. One resident suffered injuries, including fractures to the 4th and 5th ribs, after a fall due to the absence of fall mats on the sides of the bed.
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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.