Information & Ratings on Southwood Healthcare Center, Terre Haute, Indiana
There are significant problems involving mistreatment occurring in nursing facilities nationwide. Typically, a lack of quality care often results from untrained nursing staff, minimal supervision, or insufficient staffing members on each shift. In these incidents, the patient’s needs are often ignored. This neglect can cause broken bones due to falling, or the development of preventable bedsores.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Vigo County nursing facility, contact the Indiana Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. We can begin working on your case today.Southwood Healthcare Center
This long-term care home is a 121-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Terre Haute and Vigo County, Indiana. The "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
2222 Margaret Ave
Terre Haute, Indiana 47802
Southwood Healthcare Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Southwood Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes amputee care, cardiac recovery care, wound care, cancer care, pulmonary rehab, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis care, IV (intravenous) therapy, bariatric care, infectious disease care, hospice, respite, and physical, speech and occupational therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of Indiana are authorized to penalize any nursing home with monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services when the facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
This nursing facility also received twenty-eight complaints and self-reported three 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.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Indiana Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation date #F600 April 20, 2018
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #580 date April 20, 2018
The nursing home “failed to ensure residents were free from verbal and physical abuse, for [two of four residents] reviewed for allegations of verbal and physical abuse.” In one case, the resident “indicated about a month [before, another resident] had put a knife to his throat. The resident indicated [a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)] intervened and took the knife away from [the resident] and saved his life.”
The cognitively intact resident indicated that a few weeks before, another resident “had asked him if he had a knife, and he told [that resident] no.” The second resident “then went into his room and took a letter opener off of his dresser.” The assaulted resident indicated that “he followed [the aggressive resident] down the 100 hallway and told him to give him the letter opener back, and [the aggressive resident] refused to give it back.”
The aggressive resident then grabbed the assaulted resident “by the neck and placed a letter opener to the side of his head (temple area) and told him, ‘I am going to run the letter opener through your f------ head.” The aggressive resident “then went down the hall in the other direction, [when the CNA] was able to get the letter opener from [the aggressive resident].”
The incident was verified by the Director of Nursing and Administrator who stated that the resident had been standing at the nursing station when a CNA “took a letter opener from [the aggressive resident].”
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to ensure the physician was notified of medications not administered for [four residents] reviewed for medication administration.” In one case, the resident was being treated for heart failure. The resident was receiving antihypertensive medication, stool softener, and anticoagulant and antianxiety medication.
However, there are numerous occasions where the medication was not administered at the right dose or at the right time between January 5, 2018, and January 31, 2018. The investigators noted that “there was no documentation the physician notification for missed medications.”
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