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Majestic Care of Sheridan Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one was injured while living in a Hamilton County nursing facility, contact the Indiana Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation to recover your damages.Majestic Care of Sheridan Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" home providing services to residents of Sheridan and Hamilton County, Indiana. The 80-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
803 S. Hamilton St
Sheridan, Indiana 46069
Majestic Care of Sheridan Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Majestic Care of Sheridan Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes respite care, hospice, outpatient therapy, short-term rehab, memory care, long-term care, and restorative care including occupational, speech and physical therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Indiana and federal agencies are duty-bound to monitor every nursing home and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify serious violations of nursing home regulations and rules. In some cases, the nursing home receives multiple penalties if surveyors find severe violations that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
The nursing home also received nine complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
The state of Indiana 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date November 22, 2016
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date December 11, 2017
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date December 11, 2017
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to assess a pressure ulcer for [one resident] reviewed for pressure ulcers.” A wound note dated October 21, 2016 “indicated the wound measured 2.8 cm in length, 4.0 cm and with, and 0.3 cm and depth.”
The surveyors interviewed the Director of Health Services who indicated that “there were no measurements for the resident’s pressure ulcer for November.” The individual indicated “the Wound Nurse was no longer employed at the facility, and the new Unit Manager/Wound Nurse just started last week.”
An LPN stated during an interview that while performing wound care, they “did not measure the wound.” Without measurement, there is no way to know if the wound is healing or worsening.
The facility “failed to ensure appropriate footwear was in place, in accordance with the Care Plan to prevent accidents for [three residents].” In one case, a resident’s Care Plan indicated that the resident required “proper fitting non-skid footwear.”
However, during observations on December 11, 2017, the resident “was sitting in a chair, wearing socks without a non-skid bottom.” When asked, the Unit Manager indicated that the resident “should have non-skid footwear on her feet.” The Director of Nursing stated that “the resident was to have non-skid footwear on her feet.”
The facility “failed to handle clean and soiled linens and clothes according to the facility policy.” The facility “failed to administer medication using infection control practices for [one resident] observed for medication administration.”
The nursing home “failed to store respiratory equipment appropriately [for two residents] and failed to ensure [two employees] receive their annual TB screening.” The nursing home “failed to establish and implement a standard precaution and infection control monitoring program. This deficient practice had the potential to affect [all fifty-four] residents residing in the building.”
The Director of Nursing “indicated that the facility did not currently have a program in place to assess and monitor the infection control policies, including the implementation of standard precautions in the facility.”
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