Evansville, IN Nursing Home Ratings

Overall Rating 27 Nursing Homes
    Rating: 5 out of 5 (4) Much above average
    Rating: 4 out of 5 (4) Above average
    Rating: 3 out of 5 (2) Average
    Rating: 2 out of 5 (11) Below average
    Rating: 1 out of 5 (6) Much below average
August 2018

Evansville, Indiana Nursing Home Abuse LawyersWith a population of just over 121,000, Evansville, Indiana is home to a large aging demographic where more than 17,000 residents are enjoying their retirement years. This number of elderly citizens is up significantly the last few years due to the high number of baby boomers living in the community. However, many elders in the Evansville area are residing in assisted-living homes, nursing facilities and rehabilitation centers. Unfortunately, even though these homes are highly regulated, the incidences of elder mistreatment in nursing facilities are also on the rise as are cases of fraud and violence.

The federal agency, through Medicare, routinely collects information on every nursing facility in Evansville, Indiana based on data gathered through inspections, surveys and investigations. The patient-protecting agency found serious violations and deficiencies at seventeen (63%) of the twenty-seven Evansville nursing homes that led to resident harm. If your loved one was mistreated, abused, injured, harmed or died unexpectedly from neglect while living in a nursing home in Indiana, let our attorneys protect your rights starting now. Contact the Evansville nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center (800-926-7565) today to schedule a free case review to discuss how we can file and resolve a claim for compensation on your behalf to recover your damages.

The nursing home neglect attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center LLC understand that many of the signs and symptoms of neglect, mistreatment and abuse happening to elderly citizens often go undetected by medical professionals because of inefficient diagnostic tools or a lack of training. In many cases, the elderly individual suffers dementia or Alzheimer’s disease and is unable to tell others of their mistreatment or is afraid of their abuser or concerned that speaking out about the mistreatment might cause them trouble. Because of that, our team of dedicated advocacy lawyers provide numerous legal options and remedies to stop the abuse, mistreatment and neglect now.

Evansville, Indiana Nursing Home Concerns

Our abuse case attorneys publish current publicly available information on nursing facilities in the Evanston community that rank only one or two stars out of a possible five available stars on the Medicare.gov website. This information is posted to be used as an effective tool to understand unacceptable conditions at many facilities in the area.

GROVE REHABILITATION CENTER
4255 Medwell Dr.
Newburgh, IN 47630
(812) 853-2993

Government Ownership – 90 certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent New Pressure Sores or Heal Existing Ones

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 5/13/15, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to ensure the resident’s pressure ulcer dressing was changed and/or reinforced, for a resident at the facility.” This failure was in direct violation with the revised October 2014 Prevention and Treatment policy at the facility that states “a resident with pressure ulcers will receive continued preventive interventions and necessary treatment and services to promote healing and prevent infection.”

Golden Living Center – Brentwood
30 E. Chandler Ave.
Evansville, IN 47713
(812) 423-6019

A “For Profit” 114-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide CPR to a Resident Who Had Requested to be Revived When Required

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 10/19/15, notation is made by state surveyor indicating the facility’s failure “to have a system in place to determine code status for [2 residents] who were not provided Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. The facility failed to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on a resident who had requested to be a full code.” The facility’s failure to obtain a valid code status for a resident resulted in their death.

Columbia Healthcare Center
621 W. Columbia Street
Evansville, IN 47710
(812) 428-5678

A government owned and operated 171-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 2 out of 5 possible stars

2 stars rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Follow Doctor’s Orders Resulting a Resident’s Transfer to the Hospital

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 7/9/15, complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to ensure a newly admitted resident had the hospital transfer orders verified by the primary physician.” This failure of the facility resulted “in the resident receiving a high dose of insulin causing an adverse medication reaction resulting in hospitalization.”

Hamilton Pointe Health and Rehab
3800 Eli Place
Newburgh, IN 47630
(812) 858-5300

A “non-profit” 115-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 2 out of 5 possible stars

2 stars rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Allegation of Abuse and Mistreatment of Residents

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 6/9/15, complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to immediately report an allegation of abuse to the Administrator, and failed to immediately report the allegation to the Indiana State Department of Health (ISD H), for [the resident at the facility].” The complaint investigation is in response to a 6/01/2015 or 6/02/15 incident involving staff where the resident’s granddaughter indicated that her “grandmother was treated with ‘extreme disrespect’ by a female nursing assistant who assisted her to the bathroom Sunday or Monday night.” The family member indicated that when the grandmother “went to the restroom and once back in her chair said’ I think I need to go again.’ Whoever was in her room [the nursing staff] put her hand on [the resident’s] head and told her ‘You need to think real hard before I take you again.’ The same person in the room the night before was making gestures about her in the hall to other CNAs.”

Park Terrace Village
25 S. Boehne Camp Rd.
Evansville, IN 47712
(812) 423-7468

Government owned and operated 96-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 2 out of 5 possible stars

2 stars rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Properly Store, Cook or Serve Food in a Clean and Safe Manner

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 9/17/15, a state surveyor made a notation after an investigation of the facility’s failure “to store, prepare, distribute, or serve food under sanitary conditions [after observation] of the kitchen. Food items were observed to be opened and unlabeled, the kitchen floor and dry storage areas had soiled floors, the dry storage area had broken floor tiles, food was opened and unlabeled in the walk-in refrigerator. The kitchen staff was observed to handle plates and cups by the edges and rims with their bare hands.”

Signature Healthcare of Newburgh
5233 Rosebud Lane
Newburgh, IN 47630
(812) 473-4761

Government owned and operated 104-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 2 out of 5 possible stars

2 stars rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide Basic Standards of Care That Maintains the Resident’s Dignity and Respect

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 11/25/14, state surveyor made notations of the facility’s failure “to provide a dignified meal service to [3 residents at the facility].” This is in response to an observation where “residents at tables were not served together and one resident who required assistance with meals did not receive assistance.” Upon observation, a resident “was observed using her fingers to eat food. A large amount of food was observed in [the resident’s] lap. During the meal observation no staff were observed to attempt to assist [the resident requiring assistance] with her meal.”

Transcendent Healthcare of Boonville
725 S. Second St.
Boonville, IN 47601
(812) 897-1375

A “For Profit” 102-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 2 out of 5 possible stars

2 stars rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Properly Report and Investigate Any Act or Allegation of Abuse or Mistreatment of Residents at the Facility

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 1/9/15, state surveyor made a notation of the facility’s failure “to ensure allegations of abuse were immediately reported to administration and or the state Department of Health for [2 residents at the facility].” In part, this is in response to an observation where the administrator was unavailable and the Director of Nursing was not made aware in a timely manner of a resident’s report of a CNA (certified nursing aide) being “hateful and had cursed about changing his brief.” This failure is in direct violation will federal and state regulations, and the policies and procedures at the nursing home.

Signs and Symptoms of Abuse, Mistreatment or Neglect

Many family members face the overwhelming and undesired decision to place a loved one in a nursing facility who requires optimal medical care and assistance with their hygiene. This decision is often gut-wrenching because nursing homes have long been viewed as places where the elderly go to die spending their last few months and years alone and afraid in a cold environment. However, in recent years, many nursing homes have taken steps to change that view by creating an inviting atmosphere that protects the health and well-being of every resident.

Unfortunately, not every facility provides the best medical care, hires the best nursing staff, adequately trains their staff to follow protocols or maintains a clean and healthy setting for the residents. Because of that, many nursing home residents become victims of abuse, mistreatment or neglect. Many incidents in nursing facilities require some type of intervention from administrators, police or attorneys.

The most common signs and symptoms of mistreatment, neglect and abuse in nursing facilities involve:

  • Overmedication that keeps the resident sedated and restrained
  • Dangerous or hazardous conditions that cause fall incidences
  • Physical assault by the nursing staff
  • Spread of infection from one patient to another caused by not following infection protocols
  • Facility-acquired pressure sores that cause the life-threatening condition
  • Malnutrition or dehydration due to a lack of access to necessary food and water
  • Mistreatment that strips the dignity and respect of individuality away from the resident

If you suspect or know that your loved one is a victim of mistreatment, neglect or abuse in a nursing facility, it is crucial to take immediate legal steps to stop the harm now. Nursing Home Law Center LLC provide numerous remedies to hold those at fault for the mistreatment financial and legally accountable. Our team of Evanston, Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can file a claim or lawsuit for compensation to ensure you receive the financial recompense you deserve.

We encourage you to contact our law offices today to schedule a no obligation, free full case evaluation. We accept all personal injury cases, medical malpractice, wrongful death and nursing home abuse claims for compensation through a contingency fee agreement. This means all of your legal fees are provided immediately without payment of an upfront fee.

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