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Rosewalk Village at Lafayette
This long-term care facility is a 141-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Lafayette and Tippecanoe County, Indiana. The "county government-owned nonprofit" home is located at:
1903 Union St
Lafayette, Indiana 47904
Rosewalk Village at Lafayette
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Rosewalk Village at Lafayette offers other services. Additional focused care includes respite care, hospice, long-term care, ventilator care, outpatient therapy, and advanced respiratory therapy.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal investigators penalize nursing facilities with monetary fines and denied payment for Medicare when the nursing home had been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Rosewalk Village at Lafayette for $6,500 on September 26, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home also received eighteen 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.
Lafayette 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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation date June 13, 2017
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date June 13, 2017
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date June 13, 2017
According to investigators, “the facility failed to notify the medical doctor after a resident [was diagnosed with a condition].” The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Care Plan for “a therapeutic diet for diabetes.”
The Care Plan goal “was that the resident will have no significant weight changes. Interventions include, but were not limited to, monitor weight and to notify the Medical Doctor and family of significant weight changes.”
The surveyors noted that there were numerous days over many months or there was no weight documentation. On April 19, 2017, the resident weighed 348 pounds (a 7-pound weight gain).” During that time, there was no documentation indicating that the doctor was notified.
By April 26, 2017, the resident weighed 343.5 pounds and the next day weighed 347 pounds or a “3.5 pounds weight gain. Documentation indicated the doctor was not notified.”
The nursing home “failed to assess a pressure wound for [one resident].” The resident’s April 14, 2017, Care Plan indicated that the resident “had a Stage I pressure wound to the sacrum and the staff would assess the wound weekly and document the measurements and the description of the wound.”
The wound notes indicate that “measurements for the Stage I pressure ulcer to the sacrum were completed on April 14, 2017, April 18, 2017, and April 25, 2017.” However, the Nurse Consultant indicated “there were no wound measurements completed after April 25, 2017, and should have been completed weekly including May 2, 2017, and May 9, 2017.”
The facility “failed to ensure a resident’s room was free of accident hazards and failed to complete smoking risk assessments.” The nursing home also “failed to follow facility policy regarding the type of electronic cigarettes allowed in the facility.”
The state surveyors observed a six plug power strip that controlled a resident’s tabletop fan and an electronic cigarettes charger plugged into it that was laying on the foot of her bed. At that time, the resident “indicated she kept it [the power strip] in bed at all times including while she slept so she could reach it easier. She indicated she checked before she goes to make sure it is okay.”
The resident indicated that “she did not want on the floor due to housekeeping may get wet with the mop and ruin my electronic cigarettes charger.”
Mistreated at Rosewalk Village at Lafayette? We Can Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Rosewalk Village at Lafayette? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Tippecanoe County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Lafayette.
It is always free to discuss your case with our legal team. We provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will owe us nothing until we can secure a financial recovery on your behalf.