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Information & Ratings on Park Terrace Village, Evansville, Indiana
For many years, nursing home residents throughout the United States have been subjected to neglect and abuse by caregivers, employees or other residents. Many problems with the nursing home industry involve untrained professionals, short staffing, and a lack of supervision that leads to resident-to-resident assault.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Vanderburgh 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.Park Terrace Village
This nursing facility is a "county government-owned nonprofit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Evansville and Vanderburgh County, Indiana. The 96-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
25 S. Boehne Camp Rd
Evansville, Indiana 47712
Park Terrace Village
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Park Terrace Village offers other services. Additional focused care includes Long-term care, respite care, hospice, memory care, ventilator care, outpatient therapy, and advanced respiratory therapy.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and surveyors and Indiana have a legal duty to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify violations of established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive heavy monetary penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
The nursing home also received twelve complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Indiana Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date November 17, 2016
- Failure to Ensure Residents with Reduced Range of Motion Get Proper Treatment Services to Increase the Range of Motion – citation #F3188 date November 17, 2016
- Failure to Develop and Implement a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation #F441 date November 17, 2016
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to ensure residents were free from abuse for [one of four] abuse allegations reviewed.” The state reportable form indicated that an incident “had occurred on July 15, 2016, between [a resident and a Former Dietary Manager].”
The incident report indicated that the Former Dietary Manager had allegedly verbally abusive resident in the dining room. The incident indicated that the resident “had requested additional servings at lunch and the Former Dietary Manager had allegedly screamed at [the resident] and spoke in a demeaning way.”
Documentation shows that the Former Dietary Manager was terminated. The incident report further indicated other residents confirmed the employee's behavior. The Administrator provided the survey team the Abuse Prohibition, Reporting and Investigation Policy revised in August 2016 that does not “permit residents to be subjected to abuse by anyone.”
The facility “failed to ensure [one resident] reviewed for a range of motion received range of motion services or had a splint in place.” The investigators observed the resident sitting “in a motorized wheelchair.” The resident “was observed to have contractures of his bilateral hands. No splints were in place.”
Seven days later at 8:00 AM, the resident “was observed to be lying in bed with no splints or palm protectors in place.” The resident’s “mother indicated the resident did not receive any range of motion [therapy] to his arms or hands and did not wear any splints or palm protectors.”
The Quality Medication Aide indicated as well that “the resident did not receive range of motion [therapy] or use splints to his contractures.” This failure by the nursing home was verified by the resident’s Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment.
The facility “failed to prohibit [one] kitchen staff observed with an open skin lesion from serving or cooking food in the kitchen.” The surveyors observed the Cook preparing food with “an open lesion on her right forearm. The lesion was not covered.” The Cook “indicated she had burned her arm last week in the kitchen.”
This failure was verified by the Dietary Manager who indicated “if a worker had an open lesion in the kitchen, the lesion would be covered before the worker can handle any food items or serve the residents.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at Park Terrace Village? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Vanderburgh County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Evansville.
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