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Signature Healthcare at Parkwood Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one was abused or neglected while residing in a Boone County nursing facility, contact the Indiana Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally and financially accountable. We will use the law to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages.Signature Healthcare at Parkwood
This facility is a 106-certified bed "for profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Lebanon and Boone County, Indiana. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
1001 N. Grant St
Lebanon, Indiana 46052
Signature Healthcare at Parkwood
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Signature Healthcare at Parkwood offers other services. Additional focused care includes clinical services, and restorative care including occupational, physical and speech therapies.
Federal government nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or monetary fine when the facility has been cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Signature Healthcare at Parkwood for $11,700 on December 20, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing facility also received twenty complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations.
Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Indiana Department of Public Health website.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date October 12, 2018
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Treatment and Care According to Orders, Resident’s Preferences and Goals – citation #F684 date July 12, 2018
The nursing home “failed to ensure residents were free from verbal and physical abuse with a staff member shouting obscenities to other staff members in the presence of residents.”
The investigative team interviewed the facility Administrator who indicated “he had not reported any incidents to the Indiana State Department of Health over the last thirty days, including abuse allegations.” However, during an interview with the facility Director of Nursing, it was indicated that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “had been written up recently but she was unsure if it was for abuse.”
According to surveyors, “the facility failed to accurately assess the wound as a non-pressure wound.” The surveyors interviewed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) during an initial facility tour that indicated a resident “had a Stage III (full thickness tissue loss) pressure ulcer to his coccyx. His dressing was observed” with a signed date that it had been changed that day.
The surveyors observed the LPN, the Wound Nurse and the Director of Nursing during wound care. At that time, the Wound Nurse “changed the resident’s] dressing without any concerns.” The resident “had a wound observed as a superficial slit wound vertically in his gluteal fold with a pink wound bed, and no drainage observed.” The Wound Nurse stated that it was a “healing Stage III” pressure ulcer.
The Director of Nursing indicated that “the wound was a fissure wound due to the location of the wound and the depth of the wound. The Wound Nurse indicated the wound was a Stage III because of the slough.” However, “no slough was observed on the wound at that time.” Also, the peri-wound was normal flesh color.
The surveyors interviewed the Director of Nursing who indicated “she was not going to argue with the Wound Nurse in front of [the resident] or another staff member yesterday regarding his wound to the coccyx area. She indicated she needed to do some education with the Wound Nurse regarding assessing wounds because [the resident’s] wound was not a pressure wound, but [instead is] a non-pressure wound because it was a fissure wound.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Signature Healthcare at Parkwood? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Boone County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Lebanon.
You will not be charged to discuss your case with our legal team during an initial, free case review. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means that you will owe us nothing until we have secured financial compensation on your behalf.