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North Capitol Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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North Capitol Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing facility is a "county government-owned nonprofit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana. The 123-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
2010 N. Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
North Capitol Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, North Capitol Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes outpatient therapy, ventilator care, respite care, long-term care, hospice, memory care, and advance respiratory therapy.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Indiana and federal government agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines or denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
The nursing home also received five 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
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Indiana and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop and Implement Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date December 6, 2016
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date January 24, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to implement its abuse policy by not conducting a criminal background check upon hire for [one staff member] whose criminal background checks were reviewed.” The records indicate that the employee began working at the facility on November 2, 2016. However, there was no background check located in the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) employee file.
More than a month later, on December 6, 2016, the facility administrator provided a statement indicating that the LPN “worked an estimated forty-three hours weekly since hire.” The actions of the administration violated the facility’s policy and state and federal laws involving employment screening to eliminate the potential of hiring staff with criminal records of mistreatment, neglect or abuse.
The nursing home “failed to have been an interdisciplinary team (IDT) analyze and document the root cause of a fall for [one resident].” The surveyors reviewed a Progress Note dated December 17, 2017, that documented that the resident “was having difficulty walking and seem to be in a lot of pain.”
The records indicate that “current pain medications had not affected her.” The evening nurse stated that “she requested for the Nurse Practitioner to see the resident on Monday.” A subsequent Progress Note dated the next morning indicated that a CNA called the staff to the resident’s room. The resident “was found on the floor in a sitting position in front of the bathroom. The CNA stated she was assisting the resident from the bathroom toward her bed when the resident was unable to walk so; she lowered the resident to the floor.”
At that time, the resident’s “legs were straight with no outward rotation of either extremity.” The resident “complained of pain in the left upper leg and knee.” The staff instructed the CNA to leave the resident in bed and provide Tylenol as needed for pain.”
The surveyors interviewed the Nurse Consultant who indicated “all falls, whether they are assisted or unassisted, were reviewed by the IDT and the event report should be filled out. There was no event report, or IDT root cause analysis for the assisted fall on December 18, 2017, located in the clinical record.”
Abused at North Capitol Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Let Us Help
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at North Capitol 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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