Golden Living Center - Elkhart Abuse and Neglect Lawyers

Golden Living Center - ElkhartAre you concerned that the medical staff is neglecting your loved one in an Elkhart County nursing home? Do you suspect that they are being mistreated or abused by caregivers, employees, or other patients?

Contact the Indiana Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf to stop the mistreatment now. We will use the law to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.

Golden Living Center - Elkhart

This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Elkhart and Elkhart County, Indiana. The 175-certified bed long-term care home is located at:

1001 W Hively Ave
Elkhart, Indiana 46517
(574) 294-7641
Golden Living Center - Elkhart

In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Golden Living Center - Elkhart offers other services. Additional focused care includes Alzheimer’s/dementia care, palliative care, hospice, cardiac services, pharmacy services, and rehabilitative care including physical, speech and occupational therapies.

Fined $65,286 for substandard care

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, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Golden Living Center - Elkhart, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $58,786 fine on August 14, 2018, and a $6,500 fine on July 05, 2017, for a total of $65,286. During this time, Medicare denied payment on November 02, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.

This nursing facility also received twenty-eight complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.

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Elkhart Indiana Nursing Home Safety Concerns

One Star Rating

To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research 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 one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.

  • Failure to Develop and Implement a Complete Care Plan That Meets All the Resident’s Needs, What Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured – citation #656 date August 14, 2018
  • According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure Care Plan for Range of Motion (ROAM) was updated after a Passive Range of Motion program was implemented.” The incident involved a resident with impaired neurological status and “minimal use of his arms and hands. The interventions included but were not limited to listening to the patient when verbalizing concerns over disease symptoms, addressing issues raised, and observing increased stiffness and range of motion by staff while giving care.”

    Even though there was a Care Plan initiated, the MDS (Minimum Data Set) Coordinator indicated “she had not updated the Care Plan to reflect the resident’s Passive Range of Motion program.” Additionally, a review of the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment “did not indicate the resident was part of the Restorative Nursing Program.”

    A note indicated that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “was to complete [the Passive Range of Motion] on the resident’s bilateral upper or lower extremities – all joints fifteen repetitions daily.”

    The investigators interviewed the resident who “indicated he had concerns about the restorative therapy at the facility. He indicated he had not received therapy for two years and currently the facility had a restorative aide and he wanted her to do this therapy.”

    The resident indicated that he had spoken to the Director of Nursing who said he “was not on the caseload for the Restorative Aide to help. The resident wanted to know why the CNAs were not trained to do Range of Motion.” The resident expressed “his need for therapy to have his muscle stretched to move, so he would not become stiff.”

    During an interview with the resident with the Director of Nursing, the Director explained to him “why the Restorative Aide was not working with him due to just starting the program a month or so ago.” The resident indicated to the Director that “he did not think that all the CNAs knew what to do and he did not know what the program entailed.”

Need to Hold Golden Living Center - Elkhart Accountable for Neglect? We Can Help

Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Golden Living Center - Elkhart? Contact Indiana nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Elkhart County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Elkhart.

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.


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