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Decatur Township Center Nursing Home
This long-term care center is an 88-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
4851 Tincher Rd
Indianapolis, Indiana 46221
Decatur Township Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Decatur Township Center Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Fined $11,050 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal investigators penalize nursing facilities with monetary fines and denied payment for Medicare when the nursing home was cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Decatur Township Center Nursing Home for $11,050 on April 11, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing home received sixteen complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations.
Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Adult Protection Services Website.
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Indianapolis 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, three 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 #F689 date February 20, 2019
- Failure to Provide Safe and Appropriate Respiratory Care for a Resident When Needed – citation #F695 date February 6, 2019
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure a resident did not smoke inside the facility as indicated by the facility smoking policy.” The resident’s admission assessment indicated that the resident was “a non-smoker.”
However, on February 15, 2019, a Facility Reported Incident documented that “an Aide smelled smoke and entered the resident’s room. The resident’s oxygen (02) tubing was observed to be blackened and laying on the floor.”
At that time, the resident “denied smoking, but the staff found a cigarette butt, a pack of cigarettes, and a lighter in the resident’s possession. Smoking paraphernalia was removed, and [the resident] was sent to the hospital for evaluation and treatment.”
A Facility Progress Note indicated that the resident “was sitting on the side of the bed and told the staff the oxygen tank caught fire.” The resident “was observed to have a reddened area to the face, blackened bilateral nares (nostrils), and singed hair.”
The survey team interviewed the resident who indicated that “it was new for her to use oxygen, and she forgot it was on and lit a cigarette. The resident was observed to have reddened healing areas on the left and right side of her face near her nose and around the nostrils.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure emergency supplies were at the bedside for [one resident receiving medical condition] care. This resident had “a surgical opening created to the neck to allow direct access to the windpipe in order to establish a stable airway.”
A review of the resident’s Care Plan indicated that the resident was “at risk for complications” with the goal to ensure that the resident “will have no signs or symptoms of respiratory distress through the next review.”
A review of the resident’s Treatment Administration Record (TAR) revealed blank areas after December 9, 2018, through December 31, 2018” that would have indicated that necessary equipment “was at the bedside” as ordered by the Physician.
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