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Alexandria Care Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
For many family members, detecting abuse and neglect in a nursing facility can be challenging at best, especially if your loved one has symptoms that mask the typical effects of mistreatment. In many cases, friends and family will mistake the natural progression of the aging process or a debilitating disease when actual abuse or neglect is occurring.
If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living in a Madison County nursing facility, contact the Indiana Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family, too. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.
Alexandria Care Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "city and county government-owned" home providing services to residents of Alexandria and Madison County, Indiana. The 70-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1912 S Park Ave
Alexandria, Indiana 46001
Alexandria Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Alexandria Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes wound management, IV (intravenous) therapy, dysphagia treatment, respiratory therapy and restorative care including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state and federal government are legally authorized to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if a nursing facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Alexandria Care Center for $7,949 on August 02, 2016, citing substandard care. The nursing home also received sixteen complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
Alexandria Indiana Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Indiana long-term care home from various online publically available sources including the Department of Public Health website 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident’s Drug Regimen Is Free from Unnecessary Medications – citation #F757 date March 7, 2018
- Failure to Develop and Implement Policies and Procedures for Fluids Pneumonia Vaccinations – citation #F883 date March 7, 2018
- Failure to Develop and Implement a Program That Investigates Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation #F441 date February 15, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to ensure a resident was free from unnecessary medications without indication for use.” The surveyors observed the resident asleep in bed at 1:26 PM on March 2, 2018. Forty-one minutes later at 2:07 PM, the resident “was walking to the nurse’s station phone to take a call from a family member.”
Three days later, on March 5, 2018, at 8:16 AM, the resident “was in bed with her eyes closed.” Two days later, on March 7, 2018, at 11:04 AM, “she was in bed asleep.” The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Current Medication Order that included a nicotine patch 14 mg/24 hours to be applied once daily with the old patch removed.”
The nursing staff had been administering the Physician’s order nicotine patches since the resident had been admitted to the facility. However, when the surveyors interviewed two Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) who indicated that “the resident did not smoke and had never mentioned wanting to.” One CNA indicated that “she probably would not remember if she did smoke.”
In Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) indicated that “the resident had never asked her what the patch was for when she applied daily.” The Director of Nursing stated that the resident “had smoked at home [before] admission to the facility [but claimed that] the nicotine patch had not been addressed since it was started.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure completion of routine vaccinations for [four residents] reviewed for influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations.” Facility documentation revealed that for residents who had previously received the pneumococcal vaccination in previous years had not received the vaccine this year.
The facility “failed to ensure infection control practices were followed while passing ice to residents for one of two halls observed and during two of six dining room observations.” The staff failed to follow handwashing technique and preparation of equipment in the facility’s dementia unit to prevent the possible spread of infection.
Do You Have More Questions about Alexandria Care Center? Let Our Team Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Alexandria Care Center? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Madison County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Alexandria.
We provide every potential client a free initial case consultation and offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you will not pay us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery on your behalf.