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Sprenger Health Care of Mishawaka Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one was injured while living in a St. Joseph County nursing facility, contact the Indiana Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Sprenger Health Care of Mishawaka
This long-term care center is a "for profit" 70-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Mishawaka and St. Joseph County, Indiana. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
60257 Bodnar Blvd
Mishawaka, Indiana 46544
Sprenger Health Care of Mishawaka
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Sprenger Health Care of Mishawaka offers other services. Additional focused care includes memory care, respite care, hospice, independent and assisted living options, and restorative care including physical, speech and occupational therapies.
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.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Sprenger Health Care of Mishawaka for $80,380 on May 30, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home also received twenty-two complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Indiana 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date June 15, 2017
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date June 15, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to ensure that a resident was free from verbal abuse.” The surveyors interviewed the resident who indicated a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “was verbally abusive to her during care a few months ago; she reported the incident to the Administrator in Training.”
The resident indicated that “she was upset [the CNA] was still working here.” The surveyors interviewed the Administrator in Training who indicated “no reportable form was completed at the time of the incident. She indicated the Director of Therapy reported to her that [the resident] reported rough treatment during transfers and she did not know about the allegation of verbal abuse.”
During an interview that occurred on June 12, 2017, the resident indicated that the CNA stated to the resident, “you can put on the call light and you can still p*** the bed anyway.” The resident indicated “this comment was mean and made her cry [stating] it was embarrassing, and she did not feel comfortable with [the CNA] taking care of her, and she [the CNA] had not been back in the room since the incident.”
The Administrator stated that the resident had reported the incident but “did not report verbal abuse.” The Administrator stated that “she should stand behind her word abuse because she felt violated.” The Administrator indicated “he filed a report with the state agency regarding verbal abuse allegations and substantiated the verbal abuse allegation.”
The nursing home “failed to prevent and treat unstageable/Stage IV pressure ulcers resulting in three unstageable pressure ulcers to the left medial foot/ankle, left plantar foot, and left lateral foot.” The wounds “progressed to a Stage IV [wound] with left lateral foot wound requiring intravenous antibody therapy for wound infections.”
The investigators initiated an Immediate Jeopardy citation on January 9, 2017, when “three unstageable pressure ulcers were identified by the resident’s Physician.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Sprenger Health Care of Mishawaka? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent St. Joseph County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Mishawaka.
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