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Aperion Care Tolleston Park Healthcare Center
This long-term care home is a "city and county government" 180-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Gary and Lake County, Indiana. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
2350 Taft St
Gary, Indiana 46404
Aperion Care Tolleston Park Healthcare Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Aperion Care Tolleston Park Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term living options, short-term rehabilitation, and psychiatric rehab.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing facility that violates rules and regulations. These penalties include monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services. High monetary fines usually indicate extremely severe violations that harmed or could have harmed residents.
During this time, Medicare denied payment on March 15, 2017, due to a lack of quality care. The nursing home also received forty-six complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
The state of Indiana and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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 Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date September 26, 2018
The nursing home “failed to provide adequate supervision related to fall interventions not in place or changed at the repeated falls for two residents reviewed for falls.” A review of one resident’s Fall Risk Assessment completed on four occasions between September for 2018 and September 20, 2019, indicated that the resident is “at high risk for falls.”
An Initial Fall Occurrence report documented on September 11, 2018, indicates that “another resident stated she was talking with [the resident when that resident] rolled over and fell out of bed. No injuries were observed, and no complaints of pain were voiced.”
The nursing staff initiated new interventions immediately to “instruct the resident to be careful and watched. The Fall Investigation Worksheet indicated the call light was in reach. The resident was in bed and stated she rolled over in bed and fell out.”
Five days later on September 16, 2018, and 4:30 PM, the resident “heard hollering and stated she fell.” The nursing staff found the resident lying “on her right shoulder with her head under the bed. She said she slid when bending over and fell.”
Two days later, on September 20, 2018, at noon, the resident was “witnessed a sliding from bed under the buttocks next to her bed. The resident stated, ‘I slid out of bed.’ No complaints of pain, no changes in the range of motion, and no injuries were observed. New interventions were initiated immediately to prevent recurrence [including to keep] the bed at the lowest position and the call light within reach.”
On September 22, 2018, at 2:50 AM, the resident had an unwitnessed fall and was “found lying on her left side on the floor [by] the nursing station. Her wheelchair was upright. The resident had complaints of right and left hip pain. The Physician was notified, and orders were obtained to send the resident to the hospital for an evaluation. New intervention immediately was put into place for the resident to have non-skip footwear.”
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