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Great Lakes Healthcare Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one was injured while living in a Lake County nursing facility, contact the Indiana Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Great Lakes Healthcare Center
This facility is a "for profit" 134-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of Dyer and Lake County, Indiana. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
2300 Great Lakes Dr
Dyer, Indiana 46311
Great Lakes Healthcare Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Great Lakes Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes orthopedic care, return home options, amputee care, stroke rehab, advanced modalities, electrical stimulation, and restorative care including occupational, speech and physical therapies.
The federal government, through nursing home regulatory agencies, can impose fines or deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility with severe violations of rules and regulations. Typically, hefty fines are levied against the nursing home when the most egregious violations have occurred that harmed or could harm a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Great Lakes Healthcare Center for $5,794 on December 19, 2016, citing substandard care. The nursing home also received sixty complaints over the last three years 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 one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date June 19, 2018
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date January 24, 2017
According to surveyors, “the facility failed to ensure the necessary treatment and services were provided for pressure ulcers related to a wound dressing not in place.” The state surveyors observed a resident in bed during an orientation tour where a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “turned the resident to his side. Two adhesive dressings were in place to the coccyx/sacral region. An open pressure ulcer measuring approximately 3.0 cm in diameter was observed.”
While there was medication on the skin around the ulcer, there “was no dressing in place” over the wound. The surveyors interviewed the Wound Nurse who indicated “the dressing should have been in place” and that there was a treatment to be completed daily.
The nursing home “failed to properly notify the Administrator or designee of an allegation of neglect relating to changing and emptying [the resident’s colostomy] bag.” The survey team interviewed the resident who stated that “he felt he had not been treated with respect and dignity related to [his care]. The midnight nurse refused to change or empty [his colostomy bag] one night and threw his medications on the table and told him to take them and left the room.”
The resident stated that the nurse “flat out refused to help with his [bowel movement] the entire night, and his bag was overflowing with bowel movement. The resident indicated he was able to clean up the bowel movement with hand towels and just threw the soiled towels on the floor when he was finished with them.”
The resident indicated that “a nurse came into his room the next morning and asked what it happened and why there were soiled towels on his floor with bowel movement. The resident told what happened and how the midnight nurse refused to help them with [his bowel movement colostomy] care.” The resident indicated that “the day shift nurse cleaned him up and took care of [the problem].”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Great Lakes Healthcare Center? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Lake County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Dyer.
Our legal team offers every client a free, initial case consultation. Additionally, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you do not owe us anything until we have secured monetary compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.