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Chesterton Manor Healthcare Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Any mistreatment of the elderly in a nursing home can constitute mistreatment 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.
Chesterton Manor Healthcare Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a " hospital district government-owned" home providing services to residents of Chesterton and Porter County, Indiana. The 100-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
110 Beverly Dr
Chesterton, Indiana 46304
Chesterton Manor Healthcare Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Chesterton Manor Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes respite care, hospice, long-term care, rehab to home, and restorative care including occupational, physical and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Indiana and Federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or a monetary fine when the facility is cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules the guarantee resident safety.
The nursing home also received seventeen 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.
Chesterton Indiana Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Indiana Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F157 date July 3, 2017
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident’s Drug Regimen Is Free from Unnecessary Medications – citation date July 3, 2017
- Failure to Develop and Implement a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation #F441 date July 3, 2017
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to promptly notify the Physician of a low blood sugar results for [one resident] reviewed for unnecessary medications.” The investigation involved a cognitively intact resident “with some modified impairment for decision-making.”
The resident “had received an insulin injection on all seven days and the review period.” The nursing staff and received a Physician’s orders on how to contact the Physician “a blood sugar was below 70 or greater than 400.”
A notation was made in the resident’s Medication Administration Record (MAR) and Nursing Note dated June 13, 2017, at 8:00 AM. The document indicated that the resident had a blood sugar level of fifty-seven. However, “there was no information or documentation the resident’s Physician was notified of the low blood sugar. There is no further documentation of another blood sugar being obtained or an assessment of the resident” after nursing staff had given the resident orange juice.
The nursing home “failed to ensure there was an indication for the use of interventions attempted [before] giving an ‘as needed’ antianxiety medication. The facility also failed to ensure gradual dose reductions were attentive for a resident receiving antidepressant medication as well as monitoring a resident with low blood sugar.”
The survey team reviewed a resident’s Medication Administration Record (MAR) Assessment and an entry in the Nursing Progress Notes dated May 27, 2017, indicating the resident “was restless and having anxiety.” The nursing staff administered the resident’s ‘as needed’ medication. However, “there was no documentation as to what interventions were attempted [before] giving the medication.”
The facility “failed to ensure washbasins and a raised toilet seat were stored properly on two of four units throughout the facility. The facility also failed to ensure needles were not exposed while walking down the hallway and lancets were disposed of properly for one insulin injection observed.”
In one incident, the surveyors observed a raised toilet seat on the floor that was leaning against the wall. At that time, the housekeeping supervisor stated that the raised toilet seat “should not have been on the floor.”
Were You Abused or Neglected at Chesterton Manor Healthcare Center? We Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at Chesterton Manor Healthcare Center? Contact then 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 Chesterton.
Discuss your case with us now through an initial case consultation at no charge to you. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we postpone payment for our services until after we have secured a monetary recovery on your behalf.