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Information & Ratings on Golden Living Center - Sycamore Village Nursing Home, Kokomo, Indiana
Relocating an elderly loved one into a nursing facility is often the toughest decision a family can make. Many times, the family will perform extensive research in the hopes of finding the most comfortable and safest environment. Unfortunately, the incident rate involving mistreatment occurring in nursing homes throughout Indiana has risen significantly over the last few years.
If your loved one was harmed or abused while living in a Howard County nursing facility, contact the Indiana Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation to recover your damages.Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village Nursing Home
This long-term care facility is a 110-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Kokomo and Howard County, Indiana. The "for profit" home is located at:
2905 W Sycamore St
Kokomo, Indiana 46901
Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Golden Living Center - Sycamore Village 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 the federal government have the legal obligation to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the home has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In severe cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
This nursing home received seven complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Indiana long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
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 Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date November 17, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to provide assistance for a resident identified as needing extensive assist for toileting, resulting in a fall.” The surveyors conducting an initial tour of the facility identified a resident “as having a fall from a bed on November 15, 2017, at 5:40 AM.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, and Response) documented on the day of the fall when the resident was found near the bed by a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Assessments determined that the resident suffered from weakness and unsteady gait and needed two-person assist for transfers and ambulation and “has intermittent confusion and at times.”
The documentation revealed that the resident wanted to use the bathroom and could not wait for the staff to assist her. At that time, “she slid off the foot of the bed to the floor and landed on her buttocks. She was sitting upright with her back against the bed with her foot on the pillow on the floor.”
The resident indicated that at 4:45 AM that morning, she had turned on her call light and was informed that “someone would be right with her.” She waited one hour until 5:45 AM and “slid herself off the bed [indicating that] she was already wet when the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) finally came in to assist her.”
The resident indicated that “the nurse told her from the hallway that someone would be in, and that did not happen for another twenty minutes.” The surveyors reviewed the facility Continence Log for the resident given to them by the Assistant Director of Nursing that indicated the resident “had three incidents of incontinence” over seven days between November 10, 2017, and November 17, 2017.
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Golden Living Center - Sycamore Village Nursing Home? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Howard County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Kokomo.
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