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Information & Ratings on Golden Living Center - Fountainview Terrace Nursing Home, La Porte, Indiana
Deciding to entrust the medical team at a nursing home to provide a loved one the highest level of care can never be easy. In some situations, Nurses and Nurse’s Aides will assure the family that they follow established standards of care when, in fact, that does not happen. Without warning, their loved one can be victimized through mistreatment, neglect, or abuse due to mismanagement, insufficient staffing, or poor hiring practices.
If your loved one was injured or died unexpectedly while living in a La Porte County nursing facility, contact the Indiana Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives financial compensation to recover your damages. We can begin working on your case now.Golden Living Center - Fountainview Terrace Nursing Home
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of La Porte and La Porte County, Indiana. The 176-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1900 Andrew Ave
La Porte, Indiana 46350
Golden Living Center - Fountainview Terrace Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Golden Living Center - Fountainview Terrace 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.Financial Penalties and Violations
Indiana and federal agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines are denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
The nursing home received twelve 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.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Indiana Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Write and Use Policies and Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F224 date September 25, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure each resident was free from misappropriation of property related to drug diversion.” The investigation involved three residents “reviewed for misappropriation of property.”
One resident’s medical record indicated Physician’s orders ordering the staff to give the resident one tablet every four hours as needed to treat generalized pain.” The severely, cognitively impaired resident’s Significant Change MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated that “he received the scheduled pain medication regimen due to occasional pain” due to spinal stenosis.
However, the Nursing Progress Note dated August 9, 2017, indicated “as needed medications” were dispensed from the Automated Dispensing Unit and were “not accounted for.” A review of the resident’s Medication Administration Record indicated that no ‘as needed’ medication “was administered to the resident on August 8, 2017.”
During an interview with the Director of Nursing, it was revealed that on August 9, 2017, she conducted a record review of the automated dispensing unit “from the previous day’s activities. She noted [on that day at 12:01 PM, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) dispensed six tablets of the resident’s pain medication] which were not administered to the resident during her shift. The resident did not receive any ‘as needed’ tablets on August 8, 2017. The LPN declined a scheduled in-person interview to verify the disbursement of the medications and was subsequently terminated.”
The surveyors also determined that “the facility failed to ensure reference checks were completed and reviewed [before] allowing staff to work” for residents. During an interview with the facility Administrator, he indicated that he was unaware of a failure to have results for reference checks for multiple Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) currently working in the facility.
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