Information & Ratings on Southpointe Healthcare Center, Greenfield, Wisconsin
Many of the problems associated with mistreatment occurring in assisted-living facilities in nursing homes are the result of a lack of trained personnel, minimal supervision or understaffing. In these incidents, the needs of the residents are often ignored; they suffer serious injuries from a fall or develop life-threatening bedsores. Other residents wander away from the facility due to a lack of supervision; as mentioned in the citation below.
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This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" home providing services to residents of Greenfield and Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. The 174-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
4500 W Loomis Rd
Greenfield, Wisconsin 53220
Southpointe Healthcare Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Southpointe Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes memory care, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, long-term care, and rehabilitative care including physical, speech and occupational therapies.
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that have harmed or could have harmed a nursing facility resident. These penalties include denial of payment for Medicare services are an imposed a monetary fine.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Southpointe Healthcare Center for $20,878 on October 26, 2016, citing substandard care. The nursing home also received fifteen complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Residential Care Website.
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Wisconsin Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date June 14, 2018
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date August 8, 2018
According to state surveyors, “the facility did not ensure each resident receives adequate supervision and assistance devices to prevent accidents.” The deficient practice involved one resident reviewed for falls.”
Documentation revealed that the resident experienced seventeen falls at the facility. For the two falls that were “not investigated, there was only a SBAR (a form used to provide information to the physician). A review of the Care Plan reveals that all post-fall recommended interventions were not included in the care plan.”
The survey team observed the resident which revealed that “all recommended interventions were not in place at times during the survey. Interventions observed to not be in place included anti-rollback device on the wheelchair, front anti-tip bars on the wheelchair and [a touch light system on the] wall by the bathroom.”
The survey team interviewed the resident’s wife who indicated the resident “had experienced falls before admission to the facility was continuing to experience frequent falls.” The wife pointed to a bruise on the resident’s “forehead as being present from a fall, and stated he has a large bruise on his buttocks.”
During the investigation, the surveyors observed the resident lying “in bed with his upper body on the bed in both legs on the floor mat beside the bed. The bed was in a low position. The surveyor immediately informed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in the dining room who went to [the resident’s] room and positioned his legs back in bed.”
The nursing home “did not report to the State agency three allegations of resident-to-resident abuse.” The investigation found that one resident was “identified to experience dementia without behavioral disturbance.” This resident “is severely cognitively impaired for daily decision-making skills.”
Documentation shows that at 5:25 PM on March 19, 2018, this resident “struck a female resident on the back of the head with the flat of his hand in an unprovoked manner, then grabbed her head by the back of the skull and shook it back and forth” several times.
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