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Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Cherokee and Cherokee County, Iowa. The 44-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
725 North Second Street
Cherokee, Iowa 51012
Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, pain management, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $14,700 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
It is the responsibility of federal and state investigators to penalize any nursing home that has violated a rule or regulation that caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident. Many of these penalties involve monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $7,150 fine on January 31, 2018, and a $7,550 fine on March 07, 2017, for a total of $14,700.
This nursing home received four complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Iowa Dependent Adult Protective Services Website.
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Cherokee Iowa Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Iowa long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date April 21, 2016
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date March 7, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to perform or receive the result of a criminal history check and dependent adult abuse checks [before] hire.” The facility also “failed to ensure one employee’s Mandatory Report or Training remained up-to-date.”
The facility “failed to provide adequate supervision to protect [two residents] at risk for elopement [wandering away].” The resident “eloped from the facility without the staff’s knowledge and walked a few blocks away.”
The resident was identified by an off-duty employee who alerted the facility staff. The facility “placed a Wander Guard Bracelet on the resident approximately a half-hour before [the resident] eloped; however, the alarm did not activate/sound.” A review of the Wander Guard Bracelet revealed it was “not consistently activating when tested.”
The state investigators determined that the findings constituted “an Immediate Jeopardy to the resident’s health and safety.” The resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment showed that the resident was diagnosed with “anxiety, schizophrenia, and amnesia.”
The resident “walked independently without the use of assistive devices” but was “at risk for falls due to psychoactive drug use [and that the] staff should anticipate and meet his/her needs.”
The resident’s Progress Note indicated that the resident “continually talked about the need to go see a friend that live three blocks from Fareway.” The document stated that the resident “attempted to go out the east door, but staff intervened. An elopement assessment had been completed, and a Wander Guard applied to his/her right wrist.”
The nursing staff discussed the frigid temperatures outside with the resident and that the “facility could assist in trying to arrange a meeting with his/her friend.”
A Victim of Neglect at Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center? Contact Us Today for Help
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center? Contact the Iowa nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Cherokee County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Cherokee.
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