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Golden Living Center - Fountainview Place Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Golden Living Center - Fountainview Place
This long-term care home is a 186-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Portage and Porter County, Indiana. The "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
3175 Lancer St
Portage, Indiana 46368
Golden Living Center - Fountainview Place
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Golden Living Center - Fountainview Place 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.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Indiana nursing home regulators and federal inspectors have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home identified as violating rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. Typically, these penalties include monetary fines and denial for payment of medical services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Golden Living Center - Fountainview Place for $24,605 on October 12, 2016, citing substandard care. The nursing home also received forty-seven complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
Portage Indiana Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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 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 Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date December 9, 2016
- Failure to Develop and Implement a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation #F441 date December 9, 2016
- 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 October 12, 2016
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to ensure supervision was provided to [three residents] in the B Wing Lounge. The facility also failed to ensure that ‘preventative fall measures’ were in place for [one resident] reviewed for accidents.”
The state surveyors observed five residents in the B Wing Lounge area unattended. One resident was “repeatedly yelling, ‘I have to go to the bathroom.’” Another resident “was repeatedly yelling, ‘help me.’” A third resident “was attempting to stand from her wheelchair. She indicated she had to go to the bathroom.”
Two minutes later, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “was observed in the hallway. She indicated the resident should not have been left alone in the lounge.” Two minutes after that, “the CNA entered the lounge to assist the residents. At this time, [the third resident] attempted to stand from her wheelchair and fell to the floor.” The surveyors reviewed that resident’s Plan of Care that indicated “the resident was at risk for falls related to a fall in the past thirty days, history of falls, and a new environment.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure urinals were stored properly in [one of four units] throughout the facility and lancets were disposed of properly” in the C Wing. During an interview with the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), it was indicated that “she should have disposed of the lancet into the Sharps container” instead of placing it in the role of gloves she removed before throwing them away “in the resident’s bedside trash can.”
The nursing home “failed to notify resident’s physician [promptly], related to a family concerned about blood sugar monitoring for which the resident “had a medical condition [involving high blood sugar] and was admitted into the hospital.”
Abused at Golden Living Center - Fountainview Place? Let Us Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Golden Living Center - Fountainview Place? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Porter County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Portage.
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