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Golden Living Center - Mishawaka Nursing Home
This center is an 87-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Mishawaka and St. Joseph County, Indiana. The "county government-owned and operated" long-term care home is located at:
811 E 12th Street
Mishawaka, Indiana 46544
Golden Living Center - Mishawaka Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Golden Living Center - Mishawaka 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
Both the state of Indiana and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Golden Living Center - Mishawaka Nursing Home for $13,626 on May 02, 2017, citing substandard care.
Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
Mishawaka Indiana Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Indiana Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date February 29, 2016
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure an allegation of misappropriation of resident funds was reported to the appropriate State Agency and was thoroughly investigated. This deficiency affected [one resident] reviewed for missing money.”
The investigative team interviewed the resident who stated that “a few months ago, he had $1300 go missing from his wallet while he was taking a shower in the shower room.” The resident indicated that “he told the Business Office Manager about the missing money.”
The investigators reviewed the facility’s Grievance Form received from the Director of Nursing. Under the statement of concerns, it indicated that the resident “had $700 in cash and pockets of his pants [before getting out of bed and taking] a shower.” At that time, the “money was missing when he returned to his room.”
During a re-interview, the resident stated that “he is missing $1500 or maybe $1100.” The interviewer spoke with the resident’s power of attorney and explained, “resident will need to get funds from the facility bank if the representative payee occurs.
The Business Office Manager was interviewed and indicated that the resident “had come to her and told her he had $1500 missing.” The manager “wrote it up in a grievance and went to the Executive Director and told her about it.” The manager “did some research but could not validate he had it. A power of attorney said he did not have that much.”
The Executive Director stated that the resident kept changing his story and that the Administrator “cannot tell how much he really had.” The Director of Nursing verified that “the facility had not reported the allegation of missing money.
However, a review of the current Reporting Alleged Abuse Violation Policy dated in 2015, indicates that “any employee who suspects an alleged violation immediately notifies the Executive Director [who then] notifies the appropriate State Agency [according to] State law.”
A Victim of Neglect at Golden Living Center - Mishawaka Nursing Home? Contact Us Today for Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Golden Living Center - Mishawaka 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.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured a financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.