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Aperion Care Kokomo Healthcare Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of physical abuse, sexual assault, neglect, or mistreatment while living in a Howard County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries occurred at the hands of caregivers, nurses, employees, visitors, or other patients? If so, contact the Indiana Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm legally and financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case now.Aperion Care Kokomo Healthcare Center
This long-term care home is a 105-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Kokomo and Howard County, Indiana. The "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
3518 S Lafountain St
Kokomo, Indiana 46902
Aperion Care Kokomo Healthcare Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Aperion Care Kokomo Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes psychiatric rehab, long-term living options, and short-term rehab.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of Indiana are authorized to penalize any nursing home with monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services when the facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
This nursing home also received five complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Indiana Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date August 13, 2018
- Failure to Honor a Resident’s Right to Request, Refuse or Discontinue Treatment and to Formulate an Advance Directive – citation #F578 date April 6, 2018
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date April 6, 2018
According to state surveyors, the nursing home “failed to ensure elopement binders were complete and contain accurate information for a resident identification.” The surveyors noted that the Rehab Unit Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “indicated during an interview there was not an elopement binder she was aware of. She indicated she could look at the Medication Administration Record (MAR)” for information.
Next, the LPN “provided an elopement book for her unit. The book had six residents’ information.” However, one resident was documented as being in one room but was residing in another room. Additionally, one of the residents listed was no longer at the facility.
The facility Director of Nursing reviewed the Harmony Elopement Binder that failed to have information on one resident who had “unscrewed a gap stop and tore out the screen and had climbed out the window” on August 6, 2018. The Director indicated that it was “Social Services’ responsibility to ensure elopement binders were up-to-date an accurate after the elopement of [that resident].”
The facility “failed to ensure a resident’s code status was accurately reflected in the Electronic Medical Record.” The failure involved one resident “reviewed for Advance Directives.”
Documentation shows that the resident signed an advance directive/DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) Information Acknowledgment Form stating “I DO NOT WISH to have cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) initiated if it is medically indicated while a resident of the healthcare facility. I have made my wishes known to my personal Physician.”
The resident’s Social Service Note indicated that the resident “wanted a code status of DNR.” However, a review of the resident’s face sheet indicated that “he was a full code” meaning to resuscitate the resident when necessary including to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if and when “the resident stops breathing.”
The nursing home “failed to complete an assessment, identify the risks and obtain consent for the use of side rails to prevent a resident from falling out of bed” that might be considered a restraint.
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Aperion Care Kokomo Healthcare Center? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Howard County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Kokomo.
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