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Belltower Health and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Belltower Health and Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Granger and St. Joseph County, Indiana. The 100-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
5805 North Fir Road
Granger, Indiana 46530
Belltower Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Belltower Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term care, pain management, respite care, tracheostomy care, hospice, bariatric care, respiratory therapy, wound care, and restorative care including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
It is a legal responsibility of state and federal investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Belltower Health and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $31,200 fine on November 02, 2017, and a $10,000 fine on June 20, 2017, for a total of $41,200. During this time, Medicare denied payment on November 02, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home also received thirty-one complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
Granger 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- 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 1, 2018
- Failure to Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F580 date May 16, 2018
The nursing home failed to ensure one resident “reviewed was free from abuse.” The documentation shows that a family member reported that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “had been rude and was seeing yelling at residents.” The CNA “was immediately suspended and the investigation was initiated. The incident further indicated the family member did not indicate other residents were involved in the initial report.”
Documentation including a Termination Form dated July 30, 2018, indicated that the CNA “was terminated from employment on July 31, 2018 [with the last day to work as] July 30, 2018. The form indicated the reason for termination was multiple resident complaints, bad attitude, rushing residents, not allowing the resident preference, raising their voice at the resident as well as family and residents refusing [the CNA] to provide care for them.”
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure a Physician was notified of worsening stomach pain for [one resident] reviewed for pain.” Also, the facility failed to notify a Physician relating to a need for a “transfer evaluation.”
The survey team interviewed the Director of Nursing who indicated that “there was no documentation related to the notification of a Physician for [one resident’s] worsening stomach pain.” A review of the resident’s Nurse’s Notes dated March 30, 2018, indicated that the resident “wanted to get up into the wheelchair and go down to the dining room” to speak with therapy “about evaluating the resident on the best way to transfer her both safely without causing pain to the resident.”
At that time, it was noted that the resident was “shaky and unable to hardly roll over [to] try and get a Hoyer pad underneath her.” A review of the resident’s medical records indicated that “no documentation [was provided] related to the Physician notification for transferring evaluation from therapy.”
Abused at Belltower Health and Rehabilitation Center? Our Attorneys Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at Belltower Health and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent St Joseph County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Granger.
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