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Golden Living Center - Knox Nursing Home
This center is a 57-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Knox and Starke County, Indiana. The "for profit" long-term care home is located at:
300 E Culver Rd
Knox, Indiana 46534
Golden Living Center - Knox Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Golden Living Center - Knox 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
Federal investigators penalize nursing facilities with monetary fines and denied payment for Medicare when the nursing home had been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
The nursing home received three complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
Knox Indiana Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Indiana and the federal government regularly updates its 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 two out of five stars, including four out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date August 1, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure residents were assessed for physical restraints to determine if needed to treat a medical symptom, to provide alternative interventions to prevent restraint usage, and to use the least restrictive alternative.”
The nursing home failed to “apply the restraint as ordered by a Physician and failed to have a Physician’s order for a restraint.” The investigation involved two residents, “with restraints.”
In one incident, the surveyors observed a resident “sitting in a wheelchair with a clipped seatbelt around the lower waist and socks on both hands, in the main lounge.” A Registered Nurse (RN) indicated at the time of the observation that “the resident was unable to release the seat belt and gloves were to be used, not socks on the hands, due to the resident chewing her fingers and causing sores.”
The investigators interviewed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who indicated that “socks were to be taken off the resident’s hands but were unable to find gloves which were to be used.” Twenty-five minutes later, a second CNA “indicated that she provided morning care and the resident had a pair of Jersey gloves, which were too big, and the only pair available. The resident came to the facility with socks on the hands because of chewing on her fingers and causing sores. The staff went back to using socks on the hands because the gloves were too big, and the socks were placed on the hands daily.”
Later that morning, the surveyors observed the resident “sitting outside the dining room. The socks were off the hands and the hands were not in the mouth, the seat belt remained clips, and the resident was sitting straight in the wheelchair.” At lunchtime, a few minutes later, the resident “was in the dining room, the clip belt was unclipped, no socks were on the hands, and the hands were not in the resident’s mouth.”
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Physician’s orders dated June 29, 2017, that indicated the nursing staff would use a “Velcro lap belt while up in the wheelchair due to poor safety awareness. There were no Physician’s orders for the socks on the bilateral hands.”
The Interim Director of Nursing indicated that “there were no restraints records for the socks being worn on both hands.”
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