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Core of Bedford Healthcare Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "nonprofit" home providing services to residents of Bedford and Lawrence County, Indiana. The 37-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
514 E 16th St
Bedford, Indiana 47421
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the federal and state nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
This nursing facility also self-reported a serious problem 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.
Bedford Indiana Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Indiana and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and one 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 May 30, 2018
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to implement interventions and provide supported devices to reduce the risk of choking during dining.” The state surveyors observed the resident “sitting in a Broda chair (a brand of a large padded chair with a wheelbase, designed to provide comfortable and supported seating for individuals with limited range of motion and physical abilities) in the dining room with his lunch on a tray.” The tray “was attached at waist level to the chair.”
At that time, “three staff were observed in the dining room serving residents. No staff was observed to move the resident into an upright position. The resident was deeply leaning forward and to the left, lying across the left portion of the tray while eating. No other supported devices were observed to be utilized.”
The surveyors interviewed the resident who indicated “he would like to have been sitting in a more upright position but was unable to do so on his own due to his condition.” Five days later during a second interview, the resident “indicated he would be more comfortable in an upright position to support it, and it might help and he better.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated December 18, 2017, the nursing home “failed to ensure residents were free from altercations with other residents resulting in injuries.” The facility reported an altercation between two residents that “occurred in the dining room while the residents were making their way to supper.”
Observation of security footage detailed the event where the “Activities Staff Member had a broom and a dustpan in their hand was walking away from the main dining room.” Nearly three minutes later without staff present, one resident “walked in the dining room toward the television. It was observed that [a second resident] was sitting in a chair to the right of [the first resident] behind a table.”
The resident walking in “appears to stop and pick up a towel or clothing protector and threw it at [the other resident, who] then through the cloth item back at [the walking resident].”
At that time, the walking resident “hesitated a few seconds and threw the cloth item again back at [the other resident, who then] threw the cloth item back at [the walking resident]. At some point, the walking resident “went to hit [the other resident who then put his arm out to hit the walking resident “on the left side of her face with his fist, knocking [the female resident] down.”
During the event, there was no verbal exchange. However, “body language appears to show [the walking resident] increasing and agitation [toward the other resident].”
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