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Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Fort Dodge and Webster County, Iowa. The 65-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
728 14th Avenue North
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $212,044 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators can penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that resulted in harm or could have resulted in the harm of a resident. These penalties include imposing monetary fines and denying payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $98,831 fine on January 03, 2017, and a $113,213 fine on October 11, 2016, for a total of $212,044. During this time, Medicare denied payment on January 03, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing home received six complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Iowa Dependent Adult Protective Services Website.
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Fort Dodge Iowa Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and Iowa Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all 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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date October 11, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “ensure each resident remained free of resident-to-resident abuse. Concerns were identified for [one resident] abused by two residents, and [a fourth resident] who was involved in previous incidents, threw hot coffee in the face of [the resident].”
The investigation involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident with “inattention and disorganized thinking.” The resident’s medical condition symptoms “came and went with changing severity. The resident had no behavior symptoms identified [but] requires limited staff assistance with bed mobility, toileting, ambulation, and eating. The resident was independent in a wheelchair on the unit.”
A Nursing Progress Note dated August 13, 2016, at 9:30 PM documented by a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) revealed that the resident “sat in the lobby and another resident came up to [them] and hit the resident on the side of the head with a hardback book.” A staff member had asked the resident if he/she “hit the other resident and [the assaulting resident] admitted he/she did and gave [the staff member] the book.”
The staff member stated there was another time that [the same assaulted resident] when in [the aggressive resident’s] room and a few days later [the aggressive resident] came up behind [the assaulted resident and pulled them back] with an open hand from behind as if to hit the other resident.”
On September 13, 2016, a staff member stated that “she heard a boom and saw [the assaulted resident] fussing with his/her wig and talking trash under his/her breath.” The aggressive resident nodded “yes” when asked if “he/she hit the other resident with the book.”
A review of the resident’s Care Plan contained a problem dated November 3, 2013, that “revealed the resident had a potential behavior problems related to dementia.”
Abused at Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation Center? Our Attorneys Can Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Iowa nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Webster County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Fort Dodge.
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