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Greenleaf Health Campus Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Was your loved one mistreated while living in an Elkhart County nursing facility? Are you concerned that they were the victims of abuse or neglect at the hands of caregivers or other residents? If so, contact the Indiana Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal help.
Our team of lawyers has represented many nursing home victims and can assist your family, too. We provide every client with a free initial consultation to discuss their case and determine the best legal options to proceed. Call now so we can begin working on your case today.
Greenleaf Health Campus Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 60-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Elkhart and Elkhart County, Indiana. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
1201 E Beardsley Ave
Elkhart, Indiana 46514
Greenleaf Health Campus Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Greenleaf Health Campus Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes post-acute health care services, memory care, long-term care, and rehabilitative care including physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the federal government and state of Indiana nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Greenleaf Health Campus Nursing Center for $35,263 on February 16, 2017, citing substandard care.
The nursing home also received three complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
Elkhart 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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Implement Gradual Dose Reductions (GDR) and Non-Pharmacological Interventions Involving Psychotropic Medications – citation #F758 date January 19, 2018
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date January 19, 2018
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation date February 16, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to ensure individualized behaviors and interventions were monitored and documented related to depression and anxiety.” The investigation involved four residents “reviewed for unnecessary medications.”
One incident involved a resident receiving medication for depression. While the resident’s Care Plan indicated the use of antidepressant medication, there were “no specific side effects indicated. Depression Care Plan was in place, under social aspects, [but] no individualized symptoms were indicated.”
The investigative team interviewed an assessment Support Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who indicated that “depression signs and symptoms were not assessed for [that resident] upon admission and they did not have individualized sentence to assess or monitor for, and she would expect that to be done.” The facility Social Services Director indicated that “she did not assess for individualized symptoms upon admission.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure appropriate handwashing and wound care technique related to a dressing change was completed [for one resident] reviewed for wound care.” The investigators reviewed the resident’s clinical record and MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment.
The team observed wound care being provided to the resident in the presence of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Assistant Director of Nursing. However, the Assistant Director prepared the resident for wound care before placing “his hands on the floor to get in position to [look up and] visualize the wound with gloves still on. The Assistant Director of Nursing then removed gloves and placed on new ones; no handwashing was completed at this time.”
The facility “failed to monitor the resident with heart failure and report weight gain and clinical symptoms to the Physician as ordered.” The documentation shows that the resident “was at risk for altered cardiac/respiratory function related to [a medical condition], hypertension and heart failure.
The Director of Nursing verified that there was “no notification to the cardiologist” relating to a 2.3-pound weight gain overnight between February 10, 2017, and February 11, 2017. The Director indicated that on February 9, 2017 “he did not believe there was a notification to the Physician, related to [the medical condition], change in lung sounds and anxiety.”
Neglected at Greenleaf Health Campus Nursing Center? Let Us Help You Today
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at Greenleaf Health Campus Nursing Center? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Elkhart County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Elkhart.
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