Information & Ratings on Advantage Living Center - Battle Creek, Battle Creek, Michigan
Many families have no other option than to turn over the care of a loved one to the nursing home staff to ensure that they receive the best care in a compassionate, safe environment. Unfortunately, some nursing home patients become the victims of neglect, abuse, and mistreatment at the hands of caregivers, visitors or another patient.
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This nursing center is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Battle Creek and Calhoun County, Michigan. The 82-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
Dr Battle Creek, Michigan 49017
Advantage Living Center - Battle Creek
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Advantage Living Centers – Battle Creek offers other services. The services include assisted living options, memory care, long-term care, nutritional help, postsurgical recovery, and therapeutic support.
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that have harmed or could have harmed a nursing facility resident. These penalties include denial of payment for Medicare services are an imposed a monetary fine.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal investigators imposed a $12,980 fine against Advantage Living Center – Battle Creek on June 8, 2016, citing substandard care. Also, the facility received thirty-three formally filed complaints and self-reported eight significant issues that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Nursing Home Reporting Website.Battle Creek Michigan Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Michigan Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation date November 16, 2018
- Failure to Keep Residents Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation date August 16, 2017
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date November 16, 2018
According to investigators, the facility “failed to report an allegation regarding the facility Social Worker verbally abusing [one resident] reviewed for abuse, resulting in the lack of reporting and potential further abuse for [the resident].”
The Director of Nursing was asked during an interview “about an allegation that the facility Social Worker was verbally abusive to a resident.” The Director reported, “she had received an allegation of verbal abuse from [a Nurse Aide] since she had become the facility’s Director of Nursing.”
The Nurse Aide told her she had witnessed [the Social Worker abusing the resident] to his face with derogatory name-calling and anger.” The Director stated that “she reported [the Nurse Aide’s] allegation of witnessed verbal abuse to the current Administrator [saying that the Administrator] should have the folder [that they had reported to the State Agency].”
The facility Administrator did say that they had reported the allegation of verbal abuse regarding the Social Worker and the resident “about five months ago, and said, ‘I did not substantiate the allegation, so I did not report it.’”
The nursing home “failed to implement a restraint intervention to promote restraint reduction or elimination and failed in obtaining signed/informed consent for restraints for [two residents].” The deficient practice resulted “in the potential for feelings of isolation, depression, and unhappiness and uninformed consent/knowledge of restraints.”
The facility “failed to conduct an ongoing infection prevention and control program and screen/test three of five residents reviewed for immunizations.” This deficient practice resulted “in the potential to spread infections to residents, staff, and visitors.”
Failure to Implement a Program That Monitors Antibiotic Use – citation date November 16, 2018
The nursing home “failed to establish an antibiotic stewardship program that included antibiotic use protocols and a system to monitor antibiotic use.” The deficient practice resulted “in the potential for antibiotic resistance, and the spread of infections to residents, staff, and visitors.”
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