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Information & Ratings on Life Care Center of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Life Care Center of Fort Wayne
This center is a 125-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana. The "for profit" long-term care home is located at:
1649 Spy Run Avenue
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
Life Care Center of Fort Wayne
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Fort Wayne offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehab, memory care, post-acute care, and restorative care including physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
When investigators working for the federal government identify severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations, they can penalize the facility by a denial of payment for Medicare services or impose monetary fines.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Life Care Center of Fort Wayne for $3,363 on December 01, 2016, citing substandard care. This nursing facility also received nine complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations.
Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
Fort Wayne Indiana Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Indiana Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date March 8, 2018
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to ensure [one resident] was assessed and supervised to ensure elopement did not occur.” The surveyors reviewed the facility Risk of Elopement/Wandering Review that was documented on the day that the resident was admitted indicating the resident “was not at risk for elopement.”
The survey team reviewed Nursing Notes that indicated on January 3, 2018, at 10:30 PM; the hospital called the facility at 8:26 PM “to inform us that during the process of finding him, [if he was found, and provided] transportation back to the facility.” When he was found, “he became angry and walked out of the hospital.” The representative from the hospital indicated that “security was called to stop [him] and but since he was alert and oriented, they could not stop him.”
The facility notified the Executive Director of the incident and called the non-emergency desk to give them information about what was going on at the hospital involving the AMA (Against Medical Advice). The nursing home indicated that if the resident was picked up “to send them back to the hospital or back to this facility.”
After the resident had wandered away from the hospital, the resident took a cab to his mother’s house who then returned the resident to the facility at 11:00 PM that night. At the end of the month on January 31, 2018, the nursing staff made a documented entry indicating that resident “was very restless throughout most of the night taking his belongings and hitting them outside the door at the nurse’s station.”
The resident indicated that “he is waiting for his ride to leave.” The staff redirected him multiple times. At 3:00 AM, the resident “was observed in the resident phone room attempting to call 911 and was redirected. At 4:00 AM, the resident was resting quietly, in bed [and the staff] will continue to monitor.”
At 8:55 AM, the Social Services Manager indicated that the resident eloped from the facility and had gone across the street to the gas station. An ambulance and the police were also there, and the resident was transported to the hospital for evaluation and treatment.
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