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Aperion Care Peru Healthcare Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Aperion Care Peru Healthcare Center
This long-term care home is a "for profit" 92-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Peru and Miami County, Indiana. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1850 West Matador St
Peru, Indiana 46970
Aperion Care Peru Healthcare Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Aperion Care Peru Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes psychiatric rehab, short-term rehab, and long-term living options.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of Indiana have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the governments can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Aperion Care Peru Healthcare Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $93,979 fine on August 31, 2018, a $16,562 fine on September 27, 2017, and a $18,278 fine on December 05, 2016, for a total of $128,819.
The nursing home also received twenty-five 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.
Peru Indiana Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Indiana and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and two 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 June 13, 2018
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation date #F600 August 31, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to develop and implement interventions to prevent falls for [four residents] reviewed for accidents.” In one case, a resident “indicated that she had fallen about a month ago [saying that] she was getting in the wheelchair and it slid out from under me.”
The survey team reviewed the Initial Fall Occurrence Note dated April 4, 2018, indicating that the resident “had an unwitnessed fall in her room. When the nurse arrived at the resident’s room, she witnessed the resident sitting on the edge of the bed, holding the paper towel to the right side of her head.”
The nurse observed a “small blood blister on the resident’s right eyebrow.” The resident stated “I was getting into my wheelchair and it slid out from under me. The intervention section of the form was blank.” The surveyors say that “there were no new interventions implemented to prevent further falls from the wheelchair.”
The nursing facility “failed to prevent sexual abuse to two female residents from a male resident with known sexual behaviors. This deficiency had the potential to affect seven females of sixteen residents who resided on the locked behavior unit.”
The surveyors say that the deficiency “resulted in an Immediate Jeopardy” when “a female resident reported an allegation of sexual assault.” The resident had reported that a male resident “entered her room last night and asked to get in bed with her.” The resident “told him no.” The sexually aggressive resident then “stood up using the rail to stand up [when the male was backed up again and told him no.]”
The aggressive resident “then sat back down into his wheelchair and exited the females’ room. One female resident was offered reassurance and encouraged that if he comes in her room to turn on her light immediately.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Aperion Care Peru Healthcare Center? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Miami County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Peru.
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