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Greenfield Healthcare Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many of the problems associated with mistreatment occurring in assisted-living facilities in nursing homes are the result of a lack of trained personnel, minimal supervision or understaffing. In these incidents, the needs of the residents are often ignored; they suffer serious injuries from a fall or develop life-threatening bedsores. Other residents wander away from the facility due to a lack of supervision; as mentioned in the citation below.
If your loved one was assaulted, abused, mistreated or neglected while residing in a Hancock 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.
Greenfield Healthcare Center
This long-term care center is a "for profit" 163-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Greenfield and Hancock County, Indiana. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
200 Green Meadows Dr
Greenfield, Indiana 46140
Greenfield Healthcare Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Greenfield Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes joint replacement care, stroke rehab, outpatient therapy and rehab, amputee care, electrical stimulation, recreational therapy activities, and restorative care including speech, occupational and physical therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The state of 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 facility has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Greenfield Healthcare Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include an $11,053 fine on October 17, 2018, and a $10,053 fine on July 01, 2016, for a total of $21,106.
This nursing home also received thirty complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
Greenfield 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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Care and Assistance to Perform Activities of Daily Living for Any Resident Who Is Unable – citation #677 date October 17, 2018
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident’s Drug Regimen Is Free from Unnecessary Medications – citation date August 22, 2017
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to provide showers and nail care for [five residents] reviewed for Activities of Daily Living (ADL).” In one case, the surveyors observed a resident who had “long, jagged nails on both hands and they had a black substance underneath them.”
The investigators interviewed the resident who indicated that “he had not had a shower since he was admitted to the facility and no one had talked to him about taking a shower. The resident indicated his fingernails were dirty because he has not had a shower and a shower would be nice.”
The investigators observed the resident the following two afternoons who still had “long, jagged and dirty fingernails on both hands.” On the third day after the initial observation, the resident “indicated he had not had a shower and would be happy with two showers a week. The resident’s fingernails [remained] long and jagged.”
Six days after the initial observation, the resident “was sitting in a wheelchair by the nursing station, and he had long jagged and dirty fingernails. The Unit Coordinator indicated the Aides were responsible [for trimming and cleaning the resident’s] fingernails because he was not a diabetic.”
The nursing home “failed to provide an appropriate diagnosis.” A review of the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment and Quarterly Review stipulated behaviors including a “rejection of care and wandering were not exhibited.” A review of the Monthly Behavior Summary/Psychoactive Gradual Dose Reduction Review between April 2017 and August 2017 showed no specific verbal behaviors, “no physical aggression, no resist/refuses care, no intrusive wandering, no repetitive behaviors.”
However, the Progress Note dated May 13, 2017, indicated that the resident had “increased confusion, wandering into others’ rooms, taking off briefs and leaving in others’ rooms, wheeling [self] down the hallway yelling, asking for medications.” The resident’s Care Plan for antipsychotic use indicated to “administer medications as ordered, monitor for effectiveness and side effects.”
Neglected at Greenfield Healthcare Center? Let Us Help You Today
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Greenfield Healthcare Center? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Hancock County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Greenfield.
Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf.