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George Ade Memorial Health Care Center
This long-term care facility is a 70-certified bed "city and county government" home providing services and cares to residents of Brook and Newton County, Indiana. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
Brook, Indiana 47922
George Ade Memorial Health Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, George Ade Memorial Health Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes Alzheimer’s/dementia care, bariatric care, back injury treatment, post-acute care, amputee rehab, respiratory care, orthopedic rehab, and restorative nursing care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The state 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, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against George Ade Memorial Health Care Center for $2,406 on February 17, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home also received three complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
Brook Indiana Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Indiana and the federal government regularly updates their 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Treatment and Care According to Orders, Resident’s Preferences and Goals – citation #F684 date April 16, 2018
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date April 16, 2018
According to state surveyors, the facility “failed to assess and monitor purple discolorations on both arms of a resident [reviewed] for non-pressure related skin issues.” The surveyors observed the resident “in bed and had bruises on both of her arms.”
During an interview with the daughter, it was indicated that “some of the bruises were from IV (intravenous access) from the recent hospital stay and she also bumped her arms in the shower.” The surveyors noted that the resident had “multiple purple, irregular shape discolorations from her forearm to her wrists.”
During an interview and observation with a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), it was indicated that “the resident had some skin tears currently and the purple discolorations were present when the resident came here.” However, a review of the Nurse’s Notes from a time previous to going to the emergency room, it was documented that “the resident had scattered bruises.”
Based on notations, it was “difficult to which bruises were new, and the new bruises appear to have been from laboratory blood stick sites and IVs.” However, two weeks earlier, the resident’s assessment “completed with skin tears descriptions and measurements.” Documentation after the resident returned from the hospital noted that “the assessment was completed with no changes six and assessment.”
The facility “failed to ensure the Physician and Hospice were notified of a change in the status of a pressure ulcer.” The incident involved observation of a resident “receiving wound care. A pressure ulcer was observed to the resident’s left heel of her foot.”
The area of the resident’s wound “was approximately the size of a nickel with yellow coloring covering it. The nurse completed wound care and applied the medication.”
Documentation shows of the resident had a Stage II pressure ulcer was slough (dead tissue) and was “receiving hospice services.” However, “there was no documentation the Physician or Hospice was notified the pressure ulcer went from unstageable to being able to be staged at Stage II on November 21, 2018.”
Neglected or Abused at George Ade Memorial Health Care Center? We Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at George Ade Memorial Health Care Center? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Newton County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Brook.
It is always free to discuss your case with our legal team. We provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will owe us nothing until we can secure a financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.