Information & Ratings on Hickory Creek at Crawfordsville Nursing Center, Crawfordsville, Indiana
Mistreatment occurring in nursing homes across the U.S. is an all too common occurrence. According to statistics maintained by Medicare, there are thousands of senior citizens, disabled clients, and people rehabilitating themselves that are subjected to abuse and neglect at nursing homes nationwide. Many of these individuals suffered mistreatment at the hands of their caregivers, employees, visitors, and other patients.
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This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Crawfordsville and Montgomery County, Indiana. The 36-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
817 N Whitlock Ave
Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933
Hickory Creek at Crawfordsville Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Hickory Creek at Crawfordsville Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term care, and rehabilitative care including physical, speech and occupational therapies.
The investigators working for the state and federal government are legally authorized to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if a nursing facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Hickory Creek at Crawfordsville Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $41,971 fine on January 12, 2018, and a $6,698 fine on March 01, 2017, for a total of $48,669.
The nursing home also received seven 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.
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Indiana Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two 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 Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date March 1, 2017
- Failure to Provide Safe and Appropriate Respiratory Care for a Resident When Needed – citation #F695 date October 1, 2018
The nursing home “failed to thoroughly investigate an allegation of verbal abuse, protect residents from an accused staff member during an investigation of an allegation of abuse.” The facility also “failed to report an allegation of abuse timely (within twenty-four hours) to the Administrator of the facility for [two of three] abuse allegations.”
This failure had the potential to affect all residents in the nursing home. During an interview with the resident, it was revealed that “she had witnessed her roommate being abused by [a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who] yelled at her during care and was not a nice person.” She indicated that this had occurred in the previous week and the day before. However, the allegation was only subsequently reported to the Administrator sometime later.
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to ensure adequate cleaning of a section of nebulizer equipment [for a resident] observed with respiratory distress.” The surveyors observed the resident “lying in bed, coughing, and stated he was not breathing well that morning.”
The resident indicated that he was “coughing up a thick greenish tinge secretion, then using his bedside suction machine with [a hand-held suction tip attached to a large lumen suction tubing] that was on the bedside table.” The device and the attached tubing “were soiled with wet and crusted secretions in the tubing and on the outside of the handpiece. A nebulizer mask was laying on the bedside table, unbagged, with a clear sticky substance observed inside the mask.”
The surveyors observed that the “nebulizer packaging laying beside the mask was dated” seven days earlier on September 21, 2018. The resident had indicated that “he had not had assistance earlier that day with suctioning when needed. A family member and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) indicated that the resident’s device goes into the mouth, [but that it had] been laying on the floor at the bedside earlier with no covering.”
The family requested that the resident be sent to the emergency room for [evaluation and treatment] due to congestion.” The hospital prescribed oral antibiotics to treat the medical condition after the patient had experienced a coughing green-colored phlegm and shortness of breath.
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