legal resources necessary to hold negligent facilities accountable.
South Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many families have limited options when providing care to a loved one who requires outside nursing assistance. Typically, the family will choose to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure they receive the best care possible. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect are serious problems in nursing homes across the United States.
If your loved one was victimized through neglect, mistreatment or abuse while living in a Lake 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 financial compensation to recover your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for your harm rightfully accountable.
South Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center
This facility is a 100-certified bed "county government-owned nonprofit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Gary and Lake County, Indiana. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
353 Tyler St.
Gary, Indiana 46402
South Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, South Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes diabetes care, respite care, hospice, complex wound care, orthopedic rehab, and short-term and long-term care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators have a legal obligation to penalize any nursing home that violated a rule or regulation that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties typically include imposed monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services. Usually, the higher the violation, the higher the fine.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed four monetary penalties against South Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $12,500 fine on January 16, 2018, a $38,082 fine on July 27, 2017, a $13,878 fine on February 16, 2017, and a $1,300 fine on June 21, 2016, for a total of $65,760.
This nursing facility also received twenty-nine complaints and self-reported four serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
Gary Indiana Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Indiana and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information 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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #580 date November 26, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure the assigned attending physician was contacted upon admission to review the resident’s medication and treatment orders.” The documentation shows that the resident arrived at the facility from the hospital and the wife and daughter were present.
At the time of admission, the resident’s right ear open area measured 1.5 cm x 0.5 cm and the left ear open area measured 2.0 cm x 0.5 cm. There was no documentation of attempts to contact the attending Physician between November 16, 2018 and November 18, 2018, before 1:00 PM. The resident was transferred to the hospital by a 911 ambulance call on November 18, 2018, at 4:30 PM.” The Director of Nursing verified that the “admitting nurse should have notified the attending Physician upon admission.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated August 11, 2017, the facility “failed to ensure the resident’s Physician was notified of elevated blood sugar level results.” The facility “also failed to ensure the resident’s responsible party was notified of supplement orders for [one resident] reviewed for notification of a change.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Medication Administration Record that indicated the resident’s “blood sugar was 405.” Twelve days later at the same time, “the resident’s blood sugar was 420.” At the beginning of the month, the resident’s “blood sugar was 478,” and eight days later the resident’s “blood sugar was 409.”
The surveyors state that “there was no documentation to indicate the resident’s Physician had been notified of the elevated blood sugars.” The Director of Nursing verified that “if the resident did not have blood sugar parameters ordered by the doctor, she would expect her staff to notify the doctor if the resident’s blood sugar was below sixty or greater than 400.”
Was Your Loved One Injured at South Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center? Our Lawyers Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at South Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Lake County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Gary.
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.