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Majestic Care of North Vernon Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Majestic Care of North Vernon Rehabilitation Center
This center is a 120-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of North Vernon and Jennings County, Indiana. The "county government-owned nonprofit" long-term care home is located at:
701 Henry Street
North Vernon, Indiana 47265
Majestic Care of North Vernon Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Majestic Care of North Vernon Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes respite, hospice, long-term care, memory care, outpatient therapy, short-term rehab, and restorative care including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Majestic Care of North Vernon Rehabilitation Center for $17,500 on May 16, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home also received twenty 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.
North Vernon Indiana Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Indiana Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop a Complete Comprehensive Care Plan That Meets All the Resident’s Needs – citation #F2 date April 20, 2017
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date April 20, 2017
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date April 3, 2018
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to develop a Care Plan for a resident receiving and antihypertensive medication. The deficient practice affected [one resident] reviewed for unnecessary medications.”
The survey team interviewed the MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assistant who indicated “when a resident was put on a new medication, it would be discussed in the morning meeting, and a Care Plan would be developed.” However, a review of the Current Medication Administration Record for the resident provided by the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) indicated there was no Care Plan for the resident’s diagnosis.
The nursing home “failed to provide residents with an accident-free environment related to an over-filled Sharps container for one of seven medication carts with Sharps Containers observed. The deficient practice had the potential to affect fifty-two out of the seventy-two residents who reside in Halls A, C, and D.”
The surveyors observed the “Sharps container on the side of the medication cart on the A Hall” that was “filled to the top. The top was open wide enough for her hand to reach in. Four syringes were visible and reachable in the top of the Sharps container.”
The Director of Nursing indicated that “the Sharps container was too full, and no injuries had been reported. She removed the Sharps container.”
The facility “failed to ensure a resident at risk for pressure ulcers did not develop a pressure ulcer.” The surveyors observed the resident “in her room, sitting in her wheelchair [with her hands] contracted, and a dry and intact dressing noted between her right thumb and right index finger.”
Documentation shows that the cognitively impaired resident “was at risk for developing pressure ulcers and currently had one Stage IV pressure ulcer that measured 0.2 cm x 0.2 cm x 0.1 cm, with granulation tissue.” The Director of Nursing indicated that the resident “had contractures of both hands. She was scheduled for surgery to release the tendons in her hands, but that had been postponed. The wound on her right thumb was still open.”
Need to Hold Majestic Care of North Vernon Rehabilitation Center Accountable for Neglect? We Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at Majestic Care of North Vernon Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Jennings County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including North Vernon.
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