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Aperion Care Demotte Healthcare Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Do you suspect that your loved one has been victimized by nursing home neglect at the hands of caregivers in charge of providing the best care? Are you concerned that their facility-acquired bedsore or an injury from the fall could have been prevented had the staff followed the established standards of protocol? If so, contact the Indiana Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Our team of lawyers has worked on cases exactly like yours and can help your family, too. Call us now so we can begin working on your Jasper County nursing home neglect case today. Time is of the essence; all necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper Indiana county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.
Aperion Care Demotte Healthcare Center
This long-term care home is a 93-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Demotte and Jasper County, Indiana. The "city and county government" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
10352 N 600 E County Line Rd
Demotte, Indiana 46310
Aperion Care Demotte Healthcare Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Aperion Care Demotte Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes psychiatric rehabilitation, long-term living options, and short-term rehab.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Indiana and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a serious violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
The nursing home also received twenty-three 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.
Demotte Indiana Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Indiana Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two 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 Protect Every Resident from a Wrongful Use of the Resident’s Belongings or Money – citation #F602 date November 20, 2018
- Failure to Provide a Safe, Appropriate Pain Management Plan of Care for a Resident Who Requires Those Services – citation #F697 date November 20, 2018
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date April 3, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to ensure a resident was free from misappropriation of resident property, related to drug diversion of a resident’s narcotic pain medications.” The incident involved a resident who had been recently discharged from the facility. A narcotic prescription “was taken to the pharmacy to be filled, and they were informed that the prescription had already been filled.”
An investigation was started by the facility “in the local Police Department was notified.” Two Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) had “both admitted involvement in the diversion of [the narcotic medications].”
The nursing home “failed to ensure residents’ pain was assessed in pain medication was monitor for effectiveness.” The deficient practice involved to residents “reviewed for pain medications.”
The survey team reviewed a resident’s Admission MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment dated July 15, 2018, indicating a cognitively intact resident “received ‘as needed’ pain medication [but with] no pain in the past five days and received seven days of opioids.”
A review of the resident’s Care Plan dated July 8, 2018, indicated chronic pain with interventions including “medication as ordered by the Physician and evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions.” However, “there were no assessments completed after the [narcotic medication] was given to ensure the medication was ineffective.”
The “facility failed to ensure the safety of residents related to smoking, chemicals, and sharps in rooms with cognitively impaired residents, a bed blocking the bedroom door, and unlocked kitchen door and unlocked public bathrooms.” The “unlocked door to the kitchen and the public restrooms had the potential to affect ten cognitively impaired, ambulatory residents.”
In one case, a resident “was observed to be wheeled outside via a wheelchair by the Environmental Supervisor and then left unattended.” The resident “was smoking in the gazebo, unsupervised without a smoking apron on.” At that time “there were several blue smoking aprons available hanging by the opening of the gazebo.”
A Victim of Neglect at Aperion Care Demotte Healthcare Center? Contact Us Today for Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Aperion Care Demotte Healthcare Center? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Jasper County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Demotte.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured a financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.