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Aperion Care Arbors Michigan City Healthcare Center
This long-term care facility is a 180-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Michigan City and La Porte County, Indiana. The "city and county government" home is located at:
1101 E Coolspring Ave
Michigan City, Indiana 46360
Aperion Care Arbors Michigan City Healthcare Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Aperion Care Arbors Michigan City Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes ventilator care, wound care, diabetes management, respiratory therapy, palliative care, hospice, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, pain management, and restorative care including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Special Focus Facility: The federal government has deemed Aperion Care Arbors Michigan City a Special Focus Facility (SSF) due to “a history of persistent poor quality of care as indicated by the findings of state and federal inspection teams.” This designation “means the facility is subjected to more frequent inspections, escalating penalties, and potential termination for Medicare and Medicaid.”
The state and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed in nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Aperion Care Arbors Michigan City Healthcare Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $12,746 fine on January 30, 2018, and a $24,804 fine on May 11, 2017, for a total of $37,550.
This nursing facility also received forty complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
Michigan City Indiana Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Indiana and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date April 18, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date June 27, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to ensure pressure ulcer dressing was changed as ordered by the Physician.” The failure that led to a citation was verified by the Director of Nursing who “indicated the treatment had not been completed on April 16, 2018, or April 17, 2018, as ordered by the Physician.”
The nursing home “failed to provide adequate supervision for smoking for residents requiring the administration of oxygen resulting in nasal cannula tubing igniting.” The survey team reviewed the resident’s Smoking Safety Risk Assessment completed on February 21, 2018. The report indicated that the resident “may not be capable of handling/carrying smoking material and requires supervision with smoking.”
A review of the resident’s Care Plan, the resident is “noncompliant to care, history of not signing out when going outside to smoke, and noncompliant with preventative precautions of oxygen administration and smoking.”
The incident report dated June 13, 2018, indicated that the resident “disconnected her liquid oxygen tank and draped over her arm of her rollator walker. During smoking, the nasal oxygen cannula ignited [and the resident] use an extinguisher to extinguish the fire.”
However, “the fire reignited in the resident came to the door for help. The oxygen cannula melted to the cylinder tank. No injuries occurred.”
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