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Information & Ratings on Heritage Lakeside Care Center, Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Barron County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries are the result of negligence by the nursing staff, physical assault by other patients, or physical, sexual, or verbal abuse by others?
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This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Rice Lake and Barron County, Wisconsin. The 104-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
1016 Lakeshore Dr
Rice Lake, Wisconsin 54868
Heritage Lakeside Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Heritage Lakeside Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes stroke rehab, wound care, pain management, IV (intravenous) therapy, fall reduction in balance training, and restorative care including physical, occupational and speech 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, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Heritage Lakeside Care Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $13,627 fine on March 22, 2017, and a $84,175 fine on April 25, 2016, for a total of $97,802.
This nursing home also received five 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 Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Residential Care Website.
The state of Wisconsin 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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- 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 November 2, 2017
- Failure to Develop and Implement a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation #F441 date November 2, 2017
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date August 3, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility did not consult with [the resident’s] Physician when the effects of one medication could potentially affect the therapeutic effects of another medication.” The investigation involved a resident receiving aluminum derivatives that have the potential of affecting other medications.
The resident received the medication “without consulting the [resident’s] Physician to ensure medication efficacy. The surveyors say that “there was no indication that at the time the order was received, a discussion with the Physician was initiated to prevent potential medication interactions.”
According to investigators, “the facility did not enact their infection control practices during cares for [three residents] observed during personal cares.” The staff “did not perform hand hygiene without contamination or cross-contamination or during direct care.”
The staff “placed a catheter bag directly on the floor [and] placed soiled linen on the floor, and dispose of the soiled linens by hand, while holding the linen directly against their uniforms.” The survey team informed the Director of Nursing of their observations. The Director stated that the staff is to “put dirty linen in a bag and then bring it to the soiled utility room.”
The nursing home “did not ensure that each resident received the necessary care and services to prevent accidents.” The deficient practice involved three residents “reviewed for falls.”
In one incident, resident “had a fall on July 20, 2017, and July 21, 2017.” The documentation shows that “the Care Plan was not followed; the fall investigation was not complete and did not include a root cause analysis, and there were no changes made to [the resident’s] Care Plan.”
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