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Aperion Care Valparaiso Healthcare Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Any mistreatment of the elderly in a nursing facility can constitute neglect or abuse if it occurs at the hands of caregivers, employees, family members, friends, or other patients. Every member of the nursing staff and employee always has a legal responsibility to protect their residents and keep them safe in their environment.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Porter County nursing facility, contact the Indiana Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages. Time is of the essence. All necessary documentation must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.
Aperion Care Valparaiso Healthcare Center
This now permanently closed long-term care facility is a 150-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Valparaiso and Porter County, Indiana. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
3301 N Calumet Ave
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
Aperion Care Valparaiso Healthcare Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Aperion Care Valparaiso Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes psychiatric care, short-term rehab, 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 three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Aperion Care Valparaiso Healthcare Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $19,897 fine on June 08, 2018, and a $31,500 fine on July 17, 2017, for a total of $51,397.
This nursing facility also received fifty complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations.
Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
Valparaiso Indiana Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and Indiana Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Tell the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #580 date April 25, 2018
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date April 25, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure the Physician and family were notified of the development of a pressure ulcer.” The surveyors observed the resident “on her side in bed. The resident was incontinent of stool. There was stool around and on an open area of the coccyx/buttocks fold area. No dressing was in place on the open [wound] area.”
The surveyors interviewed the Assistant Director of Nursing who indicated that “she found out about the open area yesterday and the (information) was sent to the Wound Nurse. The Physician and family should have been notified when the open area was first documented [five days earlier].”
The nursing home “failed to ensure the area of skin breakdown was assessed and treated when initially observed resulting in the development of a Stage II pressure area.” The surveyors observed the resident “seated in her wheelchair in the Linden Dining Room beginning at 8:18 AM.” The activity staff “transported the resident to the Activity Room. A Hoyer lift (mechanical lift) pad was under the resident. The resident remained in the Activity Room until 11:12 AM, when the staff transported the resident directly from the Activity Room back to the Dining Room for lunch.”
It was not until 2:41 PM that day that the Assistant Director of Nursing and a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “repositioned the resident on her side in the bed. The resident was incontinent of stool. There was stool around, and on the open area on the coccyx/buttocks fold area. No dressing was in place on the open area.”
The documentation shows that “the Physician identified the area as a Stage II pressure ulcer.” However, the “current Physician’s orders indicated no Physician’s orders were noted for any pressure ulcer treatments [before] for twenty April 20, 2018, at 3:38 PM.”
Ready to File a Nursing Home Neglect Claim Against Aperion Care Valparaiso Healthcare Center? Let Us Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Aperion Care Valparaiso Healthcare Center? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Porter County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Valparaiso.
Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf.