Information & Ratings on Lake Mills Health Services Care Center, Lake Mills, Wisconsin
There are significant problems involving mistreatment occurring in nursing facilities nationwide. Typically, a lack of quality care often results from untrained nursing staff, minimal supervision, or insufficient staffing members on each shift. In these incidents, the patient’s needs are often ignored. This neglect can cause broken bones due to falling, or the development of preventable bedsores.
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This facility is a 50-certified bed "for profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Lake Mills and Jefferson County, Wisconsin. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
901 Mulberry St
Lake Mills, Wisconsin 53551
Lake Mills Health Services Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Lake Mills Health Services Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes social activities, dietary services, clinical care, and rehabilitation
Both the state of Wisconsin and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a serious violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Lake Mills Health Services Care Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $15,848 fine on November 30, 2016, and a $61,144 fine on August 11, 2016, for a total of $76,992.
This nursing home also received eight complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Residential Care Website.
The state of Wisconsin and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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 Provide Appropriate Treatment and Care According to Orders, Resident’s Preferences and Goals – citation #F684 date June 19, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility did not provide timely care and services for [one resident] who fell, sustained a laceration to the back of the head and vomit while being transferred off the floor.”
The resident “was transferred to the hospital approximately thirteen hours after the fall.” A nursing note documented at 2:37 AM on May 29, 2018, revealed that the resident was found approximately three hours earlier at 11:25 PM “lying on the floor on her back. She had her walker on top of her.” The “door to her room was closed and was opened just after 11:00 PM when a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) went past the room.”
After an assessment, it was noted that the resident had bruising to the left elbow, a 1.3 cm laceration to the back of the head.” The resident continued “to be confused and hallucinating.” The resident’s daughter came in to sit with her and noted that the resident’s eyes rolled back at times, which stops when you get her attention.”
The survey team spoke with a resident’s daughter who was visiting an informed the team that “the fall happened between 10:00 PM and 12:00 AM.” The daughter stated that she arrived at the facility at approximately 12:30 AM and spoke with the Registered Nurse (RN) “who told her she was waiting for the doctor to call.”
The daughter stated, “that is what I got all night they were waiting for the doctor.” The daughter informed the surveyor that “her mother fell two years ago in another facility and had a brain bleed, which was much worse.” The daughter said that “her main concern is why did they wait so long to transfer her mother to the hospital especially with her history.”
The daughter stated that her mother had suffered from a urinary tract infection and remain confused which is why she had asked for another urinalysis. The daughter indicated that it was her understanding that the resident “fell backward and hit her head.”
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