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Golden Living Center - Woodbridge Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Golden Living Center - Woodbridge
This nursing center is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Evansville and Vanderburgh County, Indiana. The sixty-seven certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
816 N First Ave
Evansville, Indiana 47710
Golden Living Center - Woodbridge
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Golden Living Center - Woodbridge offers other services. Additional focused care includes cardiac care, hospice, palliative care, dementia/Alzheimer’s care, pharmacy services, and rehabilitative care including speech, physical and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The state of Indiana and the federal government are legally responsible for monitoring each nursing home and imposing monetary fines and denying payments through Medicare if serious violations have been identified. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Golden Living Center - Woodbridge, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $12,500 fine on December 20, 2017, and a $36,099 fine on October 18, 2016, for a total of $48,599.
This nursing facility also received sixteen complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
Evansville Indiana Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Indiana and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one 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 Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date November 16, 2018
- Failure to Develop and Implement a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation #F441 date May 25, 2017
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to ensure a resident’s knee immobilizer was removed for thorough skin assessments, resulting in an unstageable pressure ulcer.” The nursing home also “failed to ensure the Physician was notified of changes in the pressure ulcer, ultimately resulting in hospitalization.”
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Care Plan dated August 10, 2018, showing “pressure ulcer actual or at risk due to assistance required in bed mobility, in bed most of the time related to a physical condition and skin condition, limited mobility.” The nursing staff was guided to conduct “weekly skin inspections.”
On October 8, 2018, a notation show that during an assessment, there was a newly noted unstageable pressure ulcer to the left calf from the knee immobilizer measuring 3.5 cm x 3.0 cm x 0.1 cm with “black stable eschar [dead tissue].” The surveyors noted that there was no documentation that “therapy added additional padding to the immobilizer.”
The nursing facility “failed to follow their current infection control policy for glucometer (device to measure blood sugar) decontamination and hand hygiene.” The surveyors observed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) assisting a resident, removing her brief, removing gloves, and reapplying the gloves “without hand hygiene.” At that time, the resident was “observed to have a large bowel movement during a shower.”
The CNA cleaned up the bowel movement using clean towels and placed the towels on the floor by the sink in the shower room before bagging the “soiled linens and transferred to the soiled utility” room. The CNA was then observed returning to the shower room and rinsing the floors, rails and shower chair with water from the spray shower. She then removed her gloves but did not perform hand hygiene.
A Victim of Neglect at Golden Living Center - Woodbridge? Contact Us Today for Help
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Golden Living Center - Woodbridge? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Vanderburgh County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Evansville.
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