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Information & Ratings on Indian Lake Rehabilitation Center, Lakeview, Ohio
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In many cases, abuse and neglect in a nursing facility can be challenging to identify, especially in individuals with dementia or those who suffer a disease that masks the common effects of mistreatment. Other times, the family member will mistake the natural progression of a debilitating disease when neglect or abuse is occurring.
If you suspect that your loved one has been harmed while living in a Lake County nursing facility, the Ohio Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys can help. Let us work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation to recover your financial damages.
Indian Lake Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care facility is a 119-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Lakeview and Lake County, Ohio. The "for profit" home is located at:
14442 State Route 33 West
Lakeview, Ohio 43331
Indian Lake Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Indian Lake Rehabilitation Center offers other services. These services include long-term care, memory care, personal care, and rehabilitative care including physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal government nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or monetary fine when the facility has been cited for serious violations of regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Indian Lake Rehabilitation Center for $20,125 on February 13, 2017, citing substandard care.
The nursing home also received five complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.
Lakeview Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Ohio and federal government regularly updates their long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Responsible Party of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F157 date March 9, 2017
- Failure to Ensure That the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date March 9, 2017
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to ensure timely notification was completed for a diet change. This [deficient practice] affected one resident reviewed for notification of a change.”
The incident involved a resident who is rarely/never understood with Physician’s orders to receive “a puréed diet within the liquid.” The Physician’s orders revealed that there was an order to change the diet to a regular diet that is ground within liquids. However, “there was no indication on the Physician’s orders that the family was notified of this change.”
The facility Director of Nursing confirmed that “there was a three-day gap from when the resident’s diet got changed from the time the resident’s mother was notified of the change.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff violated the facility’s policy that states that “the resident’s family will be notified when there has been a need to alter the resident’s medical treatment.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure interventions were implemented as plan interventions [to] reduce the risk for aspiration [vomit, saliva, fluid or liquids that get caught in the breathing airway] and reduce the incidents of falls.” The incident involved a resident who “was at high risk for aspiration.”
The state surveyors observed the resident in bed at lunchtime with the head of the bed in the up position. A State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) “was seated in the room as he felt himself one puréed food item. He was also served a thickened liquids.”
The surveyors question the Director of Nursing and Assistant Director of Nursing regarding “the feeding strategies as the resident was observed with two meals in bed when eating. Both staff [member] stated they thought as long as the resident was at a 90° angle, he was okay.”
The surveyors asked the Director and Assistant Director “who was to supervise the resident while eating?”. The Assistant Director stated “First, the nurse was to supervise the resident, but now the Nurse’s Aides could supervise him. When asked if visitors were to supervise during meals, she stated they could not.”
The surveyors informed the Assistant Director that a visitor was feeding the resident.
Was Your Loved One Injured at Indian Lake Rehabilitation Center? Our Lawyers Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Indian Lake Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Ohio nursing home abuse attorneys 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 Lakeview.
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