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Golden Living Center - Fountainview Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has worked on cases exactly like yours and can help your family, too. Call us now so we can begin working on your St. Joseph County nursing home neglect case today. Time is of the essence; all necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper Indiana county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Golden Living Center - Fountainview Nursing Home
This long-term care center is a "for profit" 130-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Mishawaka and St Joseph County, Indiana. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
609 W Tanglewood Ln
Mishawaka, Indiana 46545
(574) 277-2500 Golden Living Center - Fountainview Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Golden Living Center - Fountainview Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes Alzheimer’s/memory care, short-term care, long-term care, dementia care, pain management, diabetes management, IV (intravenous) therapy, stroke rehab, wound care, on-site dialysis, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapy.
Both the federal government and the state of Indiana can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Golden Living Center - Fountainview Nursing Home, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $23,751 fine on September 10, 2018, and a $2,771 fine on December 01, 2016, for a total of $26,522.
The nursing home received thirteen 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.
The state of Indiana and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date January 10, 2019
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure neuro checks were started after the resident had an unwitnessed fall.” Documentation shows that the resident was “found on the floor in his room between the wheelchair and the recliner at 5:55 AM.” The resident had been diagnosed with a chronic ulcer to the lower left extremity and had been taking antibiotics.
The resident stated, “I was trying to get into my recliner, and my feet slid.” The resident was noted to have “non-skid socks on at the time of the fall. The wheelchair was noted only to be locked on the left side.” There was “no apparent injury noted at this time.”
In the early afternoon of the day of the fall, the resident voiced complaints of pain related to the bilateral elbows. However, there was no noted bruising or swelling. The resident requested pain medication and was given the drugs as needed.
At the time of the fall, the resident declined pain but refused therapy on his arm and remained up in his recliner for most of the shift. However, by that evening at 7:50 PM, the resident was complaining of increased pain of the left upper extremity and was experiencing a decreased range of motion.
At that time, the family and the resident requested that the resident be sent to the hospital for an evaluation. The family member stated that the resident “does not want to wait for diagnostic procedures to be performed in the facility.” The doctor was notified, and the order was received to send the resident to the hospital.
The state investigators interviewed the Director of Nursing and Assistant Director of Nursing. The Director indicated that the resident “had sustained an unwitnessed fall, but neuro checks had not been initiated for [the resident] and that an unwitnessed fall would be a cause to initiate neuro checks.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Golden Living Center - Fountainview Nursing Home? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent St Joseph County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Mishawaka.
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