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Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This center is a 44-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana. The "county government-owned nonprofit" long-term care home is located at:
2102 S. Meridian St
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term care, hospice, respite care, respiratory therapy, and Rehab to Home, and restorative care including speech, physical and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The state of Indiana and the federal government are legally responsible for monitoring each nursing home and imposing monetary fines and denying payments through Medicare if serious violations have been identified. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for $20,580 on March 16, 2016, citing substandard care. The nursing home also received two 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.
Indianapolis Indiana Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Indiana long-term care home from various online publically available sources including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
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 two 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 July 16, 2018
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident’s Drug Regimen Is Free from Unnecessary Medications – citation date April 25, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to ensure staff was respectful and did not use profanity when assisting residents.” A review of the Facility Reported Incident dated June 20, 2018, indicated a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and resident “had gotten into a disagreement and he told the resident to mind her own business.” The resident had commented on “the CNA’s sexual orientation.”
A second CNA had provided a statement indicated that she was with the other CNA “when providing care to [the resident’s] roommate.” The second CNA's statement indicated that the resident had told the roommate to tell the nurse [something that disturbed the CNA].” The first CNA told the resident “to mind her own business and that [that resident and the CNA] began arguing back and forth.”
At that time, the argumentative resident “then left the room to report [on the actions of the CNA] and said, ‘I bet you cannot wait to take some d--- up the a-- and [the CNA] replied, ‘I get d--- all the time, your (sic) mad you don’t get any.”
The facility “failed to ensure a resident who was prescribed an antipsychotic medication had an approved [Physician’s orders].” The surveyors reviewed the resident’s clinical record and Care Plan that indicated the resident used medications “related to dementia with behaviors. Interventions include, but were not limited to, monitoring for side effects of the medications.”
A review of the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale Assessment indicated that the resident “had no symptoms of tardive dyskinesia (involuntary movement of the tongue, lips, face, trunk, and extremities, which can be a side effect of antipsychotic medications).” The pharmacy had recommended considering “monitoring for involuntary movements.” Within a week of the recommendation, the resident was experiencing “mild involuntary movements.”
By April 2017, the resident’s jaw was “continuously moving up and down and back and forth (symptoms of tardive dyskinesia).” A review of the Nursing 2014 Drug Handbook indicates that “an adverse reaction to the [anti-psychotic] medication can be tardive dyskinesia.”
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Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect or abuse while living at Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Marion County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Indianapolis.
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