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Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Lake 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.
Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a 161-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Dyer and Lake County, Indiana. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
601 Sheffield Ave
Dyer, Indiana 46311
Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes orthopedic rehab and assisted living options.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Indiana and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed in nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $19,133 fine on October 27, 2017, and a $39,733 fine on July 13, 2017, for a total of $58,866.
The nursing home also received forty-one complaints 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.
Dyer Indiana Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Indiana and the federal government regularly updates the long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two 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 December 5, 2018
- Failure to Provide Basic Life Support Including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) before the Arrival of Emergency Medical Personnel – citation #F678 date [date] December 19, 2018
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date October 27, 2017
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to ensure fall interventions were in place for residents were at risk for falls.” In one incident, resident “was in her room [and] position on her left side and her bed was in a high position. The floor mat was next to the resident’s dresser and not on the floor next to the bed. There was no staff in the resident’s room at the time.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Fall Risk Assessment that indicated that the resident “was a high risk for falls with the score of twenty-one.” The surveyors interviewed the Director of Nursing who indicated that “the resident’s bed should not have been left in the high position and the mat should have been next to the bed.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) interventions were initiated for a resident observed with the absence of vital signs were no Physician’s orders, or Advanced Directives were noted for the resident.” The documentation shows that the resident did not receive CPR “or other resuscitation measures, resulting in death.”
This failure “had the potential to affect all residents in the facility with a Full Code Status.” The surveyors place the facility in Immediate Jeopardy due to “an absence of vital signs in the facility did not initiate CPR and other life-saving interventions.”
The facility “failed to notify the State agency of an unusual death for [one resident] reviewed for death. The facility also failed to follow its Abuse policy related to obtaining references and criminal history checks at the time of hire of five newly hired employees.”
Documentation shows that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) summoned a nurse to rush to a resident’s room where they saw the “resident lying in bed with the head of the bed elevated. The resident was noted to be in distress at this time.” The CNA stated that “I think he choked.” The staff noted that the resident was unresponsive and appeared not to be breathing before expiring.
Was Your Loved One Injured at Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Our Lawyers Can Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect or abuse while living at Dyer Nursing 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 Lake County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Dyer.
Our legal team offers every client a free, initial case consultation. Additionally, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you do not owe us anything until we have secured monetary compensation on your behalf.