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Life Care Center of Rochester Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many of the problems associated with mistreatment occurring in assisted-living facilities and in nursing homes are the result of a lack of trained personnel, minimal supervision or understaffing. In these incidents, the needs of the residents are often ignored; they suffer serious injuries from a fall or develop life-threatening bedsores. Other residents wander away from the facility due to a lack of supervision; as mentioned in the citation below.
If your loved one was assaulted, abused, mistreated or neglected while residing in a Fulton County nursing facility, contact the Indiana Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.
Life Care Center of Rochester
This long-term care center is a "for profit" 141-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Rochester and Fulton County, Indiana. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
827 W 13th St
Rochester, Indiana 46975
Life Care Center of Rochester
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Rochester offers other services. Additional focused care includes outpatient and inpatient rehab, Alzheimer’s/dementia care and long-term care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
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, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Life Care Center of Rochester for $159,777 on May 01, 2018, citing substandard care. The nursing home also received eleven complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
Rochester Indiana Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Indiana and the federal government regularly updates its 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Meet Professional Standards of Quality – citation #F658 date July 12, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date July 12, 2018
The facility “failed to ensure bedtime insulin or glucose monitoring was completed as ordered [for residents] requiring a bedtime dose of insulin or glucose monitoring” to determine “if insulin should be administered.”
The state surveyors interviewed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who indicated that “bedtime insulin was ordered for 8:00 PM but could be given any time between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM, due to having one hour [before] and after the administration time to complete the task.” The surveyors reviewed a resident’s Medication Administration Record that noted at 9:20 PM, the resident “had not had her blood sugar checks nor her four units of [insulin] as ordered by her Physician at 8:00 PM.”
A Registered Nurse (RN) indicated that “she had not completed those tasks, and both were to be completed by 9:00 PM.” When the resident’s “blood sugar was checked, her blood glucose was 219, and requires four units of [her insulin].” Both residents in the review “had a Care Plan which indicated to administer insulin as ordered.”
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure Hoyer lift usage was utilized with two staff members for [two residents] who used a Hoyer lift for transfers.” Also, the facility “failed to ensure a bruise of unknown origin was fully investigated [for a resident] reviewed for non-pressure related skin issues, utilized the Hoyer lift for transfers.”
The survey team conducted an anonymous interview with the resident who indicated that at times, the staff used “one staff member for transporting him or her on the Hoyer lift (a medical device to lift and transfer).” The resident indicated that they “would have to wait for another staff person and assist with the Hoyer transfer so [they] told a staff member it was okay to go ahead and used a Hoyer lift with just one staff member.” The resident chose to remain anonymous to avoid getting the staff in trouble.
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Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Life Care Center of Rochester? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Fulton County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Rochester.
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