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Rural Health Care Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Rural Health Care Center
This long-term care home is a "county government-owned nonprofit" 50-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1747 N. Rural St
Indianapolis, Indiana 46218
Rural Health Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Rural Health Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes Hospice, respite care, Rehab to Home, respiratory therapy, and restorative care including speech, physical and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
It is the legal responsibility of Indiana and federal government investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Rural Health Care Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include an $8,873 fine on August 22, 2016, and a $25,285 fine on July 25, 2016, for a total of $34,158.
This nursing facility also received twelve complaints and self-reported three serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
Indianapolis 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F580 date October 24, 2018
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to timely notify the resident’s physician of a fall and x-ray results, resulting in right hip pain and delayed hospitalization for the treatment of [their condition].”
A nursing note dated at 1:30 AM on August 15, 2018, indicated “x-ray results with acute minimal displaced right femur neck (hip) fracture. The Physician was made aware. The nursing note was written by a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).”
Later that morning at 10:00 AM, the Nurse’s Notes indicated the resident “had increased discomfort when repositioned, positive right femur neck (hip) fracture, staff unable to keep the resident comfortable. The Physician was notified for pain medication. An order was given to send the resident to the emergency room.”
The surveyors interviewed the LPN who stated that on August 15, 2018 “one of the Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) came to her after breakfast because [the resident] was crying out. He displayed pain when she touched his right hip. She then found out about the fracture and called the Physician’s office and received a Physician’s orders. She then contacted 911 and sent the resident to the hospital.”
The LPN indicated that “she had not been made aware of the right [femur fracture] while receiving a report of the resident’s condition at the beginning of her shift.” The facility Director of Nursing it indicated that the resident “had fallen from bed [and] the fall had not been reported to the Physician, the Director of Nursing, the Administrator, or the oncoming nursing staff.”
The facility began an investigation on August 15, 2018, indicating that the resident “was found holding onto the bed by the nursing staff. Two of the nursing staff assisted him to the ground and then assisted him back to the bed. The Nurse on Duty at the time did not document the fall in the resident’s clinical record, did not report the fall of the Physician, and did not report the fall to the Director of Nursing or the Administrator.”
Were You Abused or Neglected at Rural Health Care Center? We Can Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Rural Health Care Center? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse attorneys 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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