Information & Ratings on St Elizabeth Nursing Home, Janesville, Wisconsin
Families deciding to place a loved one into a nursing home are often overwhelmed at the thought that they will not receive the best care. Unfortunately, mistreatment occurs at many facilities nationwide, including in Wisconsin.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Rock County nursing facility, contact the Wisconsin 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 financial compensation to recover your damages. All the necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.St. Elizabeth Nursing Home
This long-term care facility is a 43-certified bed "nonprofit – Church-related" home providing services and cares to residents of Janesville and Rock County, Wisconsin. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
109 S Atwood Avenue
Janesville, Wisconsin 53545
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, St. Elizabeth Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes phlebotomy, x-ray services, long-term rehab, and therapy services.
Both the state of Wisconsin and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against St Elizabeth Nursing Home, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $76,482 fine on June 26, 2017, and a $95,748 fine on June 21, 2016, for a total of $172,230. During this time, Medicare denied payment on June 26, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home also received five complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Residential Care Website.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Wisconsin 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation date June 26, 2017
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date June 26, 2017
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Meet Professional Standards of Quality – citation #F281 date June 26, 2017
According to state surveyors, “the facility did not immediately consult with the resident’s Physician when there is a need to alter treatment.” On April 14, 2017, at 6:30 AM, the resident “presents with a change of condition of new symptoms of swelling and pain to her left leg.”
However, “the facility did not have evidence of ongoing assessments or through monitoring of [the resident’s] condition and did not notify the Physician” until three days later. The delay in notifying the Physician resulted in the resident being “urgently sent” to the emergency room that evening for treatment.
The nursing home “did not ensure that all allegations involving mistreatment and abuse were fully investigated.” The facility “did not report the allegations immediately to other officials [according to] State law.”
The investigators noted that “the facility did not investigate and immediately report to the State agency when it was reported to them by [a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)] that she [and the resident] waited 25-30 minutes for [another CNA] to answer her walkie.” The first CNA needed the second CNA to “assist her with a transfer for [the resident who was] soiled with a bowel movement for approximately thirty minutes.”
The facility “did not ensure the services provided or arranged by the facility as outlined by the Comprehensive Care Plan meet professional standards of quality.” The investigation involved a resident who “was moved by facility staff after a fall with significant injuries without a Registered Nurse (RN) or Provider assessment.”
The facility treated the resident’s “Stage III pressure injury with Santyl, and enzymatic [medicated] ointment, without Physician’s orders.”
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