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Munster Med-Inn Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Munster Med-Inn Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a 225-certified bed "nonprofit" home providing services to residents of Munster and Lake County, Indiana. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
7935 Calumet Ave
Munster, Indiana 46321
Munster Med-Inn Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Munster Med-Inn Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes post-hospital long and short-term care, oncology care, wound care, pulmonary care, cardiac care, orthopedic injury care, and restorative care including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Indiana and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a serious violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Munster Med-Inn Rehabilitation Center for $8,548 on February 15, 2018, citing substandard care. The nursing home also received thirty-three complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
Munster Indiana Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and Indiana Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #580 date July 12, 2018
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date July 12, 2018
According to surveyors, “the facility failed to notify the resident’s responsible party of a fall with injury [promptly].” A review of the facility Nursing Progress Notes completed on June 13, 2018, indicated that the resident “was found on the floor lying on her right side next to the bed.”
At the time that the resident was found on the floor, “her legs were bent at the knees, and her left arm bent to the back. The resident was unable to tell the nurse what happened. A hematoma (swelling of blood under the skin) was noted above the right eye on the forehead with purple/red bruising in a small amount of bleeding.”
An entry was made on June 3, 2018, at 6:28 AM indicating “the right eye was swollen shut with dark purple bruise surrounding. No bleeding observed. The resident’s responsible party was first notified of the above occurrence in status change” approximately one hour later at 7:30 AM.
The Director of Nursing indicated during an interview that “the resident fell at a shift change around 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM on June 2, 2018. The responsible party was not made aware of the fall with injury until June 3, 2018, at 7:30 AM.”
The nursing home “failed to provide care and monitoring of pressure ulcers to promote healing related to not completing a wound assessment upon admission and addressing the implementation of a wound vac treatment as recommended by the Nurse Practitioner.”
The surveyors observed the resident in bed when in Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “repositioned the resident on her side. A dressing was in place to the coccyx area. The dressing was intact and dated as last changed on July 10, 2018.” A review of the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Quarterly Assessment indicated that the resident “was at risk for the development of pressure ulcers” and had “one unstageable pressure ulcer [that was identified] on admission” to the facility.
Even though there was a Physician’s order to use a wound vac on June 22, 2018, the Director of Nursing stated that the wound vac was not delivered until the following day.
Neglected or Abused at Munster Med-Inn Rehabilitation Center? We Can Help
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Munster Med-Inn Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Lake County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Munster.
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