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Golden Living Center - Brandywine Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Are you concerned that your loved one living in a nursing facility might be the victim of mistreatment? Were they injured in a preventable fall or develop avoidable bedsores because the nursing home neglected to provide adequate supervision or nursing care? Did the facility’s caregivers, visitors or other patients physically, sexually, verbally or mentally abuse your loved one?
The Indiana Nursing Home Law Center attorneys fight aggressively to maintain the rights of Hancock County nursing home patients. Our team of lawyers uses the law to obtain financial compensation for victims who want to seek justice for their injuries. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today.
Golden Living Center - Brandywine
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Greenfield and Hancock County, Indiana. The 128-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
745 N Swope St
Greenfield, Indiana 46140
Golden Living Center - Brandywine
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Golden Living Center - Brandywine offers other services. Additional focused care includes Alzheimer’s/dementia care, cardiac care, pharmacy services, palliative care, hospice, and rehabilitative services.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The state of Indiana and the federal government have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing home. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Golden Living Center - Brandywine for $7,150 on May 01, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home also received 43 complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
Greenfield 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation date June 19, 2017
- Failure to Provide Necessary Care and Services to Maintain the Highest Well-Being of Every Resident – citation #309 date June 19, 2017
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to notify a resident’s responsible party of discontinued medication.” The investigation revealed that a resident was taking a drug when admitted to the facility that was discontinued the following day.”
The Executive Director had notified the Director of Nursing that “the daughter was upset because [the resident’s medication] had been discontinued.” However, the Director of Nursing “was unable to locate any documentation [that the resident’s] representative had been notified that [the medication] had been discontinued” as required by law.
The nursing home “failed to document an initial skin assessment for [one resident] reviewed for skin conditions (non-pressure related).” The survey team observed the resident “with large purple areas of discoloration of the top of his left arm. Scattered areas of discoloration on both arms and hands that were purplish and reddish in color. A small scabbed near his right elbow. He said he had ‘fell.’”
The manager explained to the surveyors that “the scattered discoloration on [the resident’s] arms and hands were there from his admission and were natural skin discolorations for him.” A few minutes later, “she explained the skin tear on his left arm happened” ten days earlier. As “skin, the coloration on his arms and hands should have been documented on his admission Clinical Health Status Assessment.”
The survey team noted that the facility’s Skin Integrity Guideline Procedure documents that resident’s “will be assessed and observed for skin breakdown within twenty-four hours of the admission or readmission. Documentation and Care Interventions for Skin Integrity: Evaluation/Observation is to be completed within the first twenty-four hours of the admission.”
Mistreated at Golden Living Center - Brandywine? We Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at Golden Living Center - Brandywine? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Hancock County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Greenfield.
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. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.