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Sugar Creek Rehabilitation and Convalescent Center
This long-term care center is a "non-profit" 60-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Greenfield and Hancock County, Indiana. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
5430 W. US 40
Greenfield, Indiana 46140
Sugar Creek Rehabilitation and Convalescent Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Sugar Creek Rehabilitation and Convalescent Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term care, hospice, respite care, Rehab to Home, respiratory therapy and restorative care including speech, physical and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of Indiana can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated established nursing home rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Sugar Creek Rehabilitation and Convalescent Center for $8,125 on October 18, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing facility also received twenty complaints and self-reported six serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
Greenfield Indiana Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and Indiana Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details 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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop and Implement Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date January 31, 2017
According to the state surveyors, “the facility failed to complete a thorough investigation of an allegation of sexual abuse reported for [five residents].” The surveyors noted that all thirty-seven residents who could be interviewed in the facility were present in the facility on January 16, 2017 “during the sexual abuse investigation.”
However, only four of the thirty-seven residents were interviewed related to the allegation of sexual abuse. When queried why female residents and residents throughout the facility were not interviewed regarding abuse, the Administrator indicated they interviewed for neighboring residents around the [sexually aggressive resident’s] room.”
The Administrator of the facility “was not able to substantiate any sexually inappropriate behaviors regarding [the alleged perpetrator], but he continued to be on fifteen-minute checks because he wanders.” The Administrator provided the Incident Report that showed his roommate “had touched his private area. The roommate was moved to another room, place on fifteen-minute checks and an investigation was started.”
The follow-up report dated January 18, 2017, “after the investigation” involved the “resident’s allegation of being touched inappropriately and rape was unsubstantiated.” The Assistant Director Nursing interviewed two male residents on January 18, 2017 “related to sexual abuse.”
Both resident’s “denied any concerns. The Administrator interviewed two male residents [on the same day].” The resident’s “were asked if they had any safety concerns since residing at the facility. The residents were also asked if they had any other resident coming to the room without permission. The resident’s denied any concerns.”
A review of a resident’s Physician Progress Notes indicated that one resident accused another resident “of sexual abuse. Specifically, he says his roommate tried to masturbate [and] to go down on him, and he told him to stop. The resident had a long history of lies against other residents and staff and calling 911 inappropriately and attention-seeking behaviors.”
The surveyors say that “based on previous behaviors, lack of witnesses and evidence, [the Physician] highly doubted this accusation.” A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at the facility indicated that “she was unsure of the date of the alleged incident, but she had walked past [the resident’s] room and he yelled that [the other resident] was trying to have sex with him.” The CNA had the allegedly aggressive resident “leave the room and reported it to the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).”
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