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Information & Ratings on Golden Living Center - Lincoln Hills Nursing Home, Tell City, Indiana
Every staff member working in a nursing facility has a legal and ethical responsibility to provide each resident with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities do not follow established procedures and protocols that prevent injuries, accidents, and the development of life-threatening pressure wounds.
If you suspect that your loved one was victimized through neglect, mistreatment, or abuse while living in a Perry County nursing facility, the Indiana Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys can help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Golden Living Center - Lincoln Hills Nursing Home
This facility is an 86-certified bed "for profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Tell City and Perry County, Indiana. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
402 19th Street
Tell City, Indiana 47586
Golden Living Center - Lincoln Hills Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Golden Living Center - Lincoln Hills 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.
The investigators working for the state of Indiana and the federal government had the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Golden Living Center - Lincoln Hills Nursing Home, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $30,011 fine on October 24, 2018, a $15,893 fine on March 07, 2018, and a $6,500 fine on August 30, 2017, for a total of $52,404.
The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Indiana and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date July 7, 2016
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure residents were free from unnecessary restraints.” The investigation involved two residents “reviewed for physical restraints.”
In one incident, a resident was observed: “to be sitting up in a wheelchair in her room with a lap buddy in place.” The resident “was observed to be awake and moving around in her seat, restlessly.” Seven days later, the surveyors observed the resident “to have a lap buddy in place” while being assisted “to eat in the facility main dining room.”
On two different occasions forty minutes later and one hour and forty minutes later, the resident was observed: “to be up in her wheelchair, leaning to the left side with her eyes closed and a lap buddy in place.” The survey team reviewed the resident’s Physician orders that were not limited to placing a lap buddy on the resident in the wheelchair for protection and releasing the lap buddy during group activities and meals.
The resident’s Care Plan stipulated a potential for fall related to an injury that was initiated on October 18, 2011. The “interventions included, but was not limited to, administer medications as ordered and monitor for fall-related side effects.” The resident was to be checked every two hours as needed for incontinence and release the lap buddy per protocol.
The survey team interviewed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who indicated that the resident’s “lap buddy was considered a restraint and was in place to prevent her from falling out of the chair when leaning forward.” The LPN indicated that “it was to be released at meals and every two hours [and] was unable to recall when the restraint had been released and indicated no other interventions had been attempted that day.”
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