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Majestic Care of Connersville Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for the harm legally and financially accountable.Majestic Care of Connersville Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a 166-certified bed "government - hospital district nonprofit" home providing services to residents of Connersville and Fayette County, Indiana. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1029 E Fifth Street
Connersville, Indiana 47331
Majestic Care of Connersville Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Majestic Care of Connersville Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term rehab, respite care, hospice, long-term care, memory care, outpatient therapy, and restorative care including speech, occupational and physical therapies.
Indiana and the federal government have a legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home in the state. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Majestic Care of Connersville Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $22,367 fine on March 06, 2018, a $29,876 fine on September 25, 2017, and a $37,597 fine on April 18, 2017, for a total of $89,840. During this time, Medicare denied payment on April 18, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility also received forty-one complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Indiana Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation date #F600 March 6, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to ensure [one resident] was free from physical abuse by staff feeding him in a rough manner. Also, the nursing home failed to ensure two other residents “were free from verbal and psychosocial stress by staff talking in a derogatory manner to both residents.”
The state investigators interviewed a dietary staff member who was able to “provide a physical description of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)” although the Dietary Aide did not know her name. The staff member observed the CNA “practically shoving the spoon into [the resident’s] mouth, really fast, so fast, he was practically choking with the spoon. He was even trying to push her hand away and turned [their]head away.”
The dietary staff member said that the resident “got some food on his face and [the CNA] took his napkin and cleaned his face and was rubbing his lip so hard I thought she was going to rip his lips right off. The Aide seemed upset about being there and was in a hurry. Normally, most of the aides will take fifteen minutes or so to feed [that resident]. She was done in less than five or six minutes and had a fair amount of food and drinks left.”
The dietary staff member said that they did not leave the area but kept their eyes on the CNA and “said something when she came into the dining room about how she had gotten into it earlier in the day with [the resident regarding care issues].”
The dietary staff member said that “she even asked me if I had ever seen her be abusive towards a resident. After I saw her shoving food on [the resident’s] throat, I went out there and told her, the Aide, what I had just seen and that I thought that was being abusive. It was really weighing on my mind, but at the time, I was not sure who I should talk about reporting this.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Majestic Care of Connersville Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Fayette County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Connersville.
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