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Flatrock River Lodge Healthcare Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Mistreating senior citizens living in nursing homes is an unacceptable, reprehensible, and disgraceful action done by the hands of caregivers, visitors, and other patients. Many families relocate their loved one into the nursing home understanding that they will receive the highest level of care in a safe environment. Unfortunately, neglect and abuse are an all too common occurrence that leaves victims harmed, injured, or dead.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Rush County nursing facility, contact the Indiana Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you are financially compensated for your monetary damages.
Flatrock River Lodge Healthcare Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "city and county government" home providing services to residents of Rushville and Rush County, Indiana. The 63-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
904 E 11th St.
Rushville, Indiana 46173
Flatrock River Lodge Healthcare Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Flatrock River Lodge Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes restorative care including physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of Indiana have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the governments can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
The nursing home also received five 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.
Rushville Indiana Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Indiana Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Prevention and Control Program – citation #F880 date August 7, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date September 24, 2018
According to investigators, the nursing home “failed to follow the facility’s infection prevention and control program related to a lack of documentation regarding an employee diagnosed with [scabies, a highly contagious skin disease caused by an itch mite].”
The surveyors interviewed the facility Executive Director who indicated “she was not aware of any residents with [scabies].” Also, the Director stated “I looked through the employees filed and the infection control log and could not locate any information regarding this employee’s scabies. I would have expected [it] to have been logged into the Infection Control Information.”
A review of the employees filed failed to provide any information of the employee “having any health-related issues of scabies or the ability to return to work after completion of any treatment for the same diagnosis.”
The nursing home “failed to act appropriately to a resident with exit-seeking behaviors that exits the facility, unsupervised.” The surveyors interviewed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who stated that approximately one week ago, the resident “thought her mother and grandmother had passed away, and she was found with her backpack on the front porch area.”
During an interview with the facility Administrator, it was indicated that “he was not aware of the incident, involving [the exit-seeking resident] exiting the facility.” The Administrator stated “an investigation would have been initiated at the time” had they been notified.
The surveyors interviewed the CNA who stated that the resident “was found right outside of the front door with her belongings in a wheelchair.” The resident “indicated she wanted to leave the facility to attend the funeral of her deceased relatives.” The CNA stated that the resident “made it outside, again, it was found by the found near the front porch area by [another CNA on the same day].”
At approximately 11:00 AM that day, the resident “was observed being propelled in her wheelchair by a family member back in the building. The family member commented, at that time, [that the resident] was found in the facility parking lot. She was not sure why the nursing staff did not notify the administrative staff to follow up with this incident.”
Do You Have More Questions about Flatrock River Lodge Healthcare Center? Let Our Team Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Flatrock River Lodge Healthcare Center? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Rush County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Rushville.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured a financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.