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Transcendent Healthcare of Boonville Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one was injured or died unexpectedly while living in a Warrick 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 financial compensation to recover your monetary damages.
Transcendent Healthcare of Boonville
This long-term care facility is a 102-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Boonville and Warrick County, Indiana. The "non-profit" home is located at:
725 S. Second St
Boonville, Indiana 47601
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal investigators penalize nursing facilities with monetary fines and denied payment for Medicare when the nursing home had been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Transcendent Healthcare of Boonville, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $11,895 fine on January 22, 2018, a $12,728 fine on October 05, 2017, and a $11,000 fine on April 13, 2017, for a total of $35,623.
The nursing home also received thirty-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.
Boonville Indiana Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Indiana and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date January 16, 2019
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to ensure the pressure ulcer treatment was consistently performed as ordered by the Wound Care Physician.” The deficient practice resulted in “a worsening of a pressure wound with resulting in hospitalization for infection and exposed tendon.”
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment dated September 28, 2018, indicating that the resident “had a memory impairment, requires extensive assistance of two staff for bed mobility and transfer, and did not have any pressure areas.” By November 1, 2018, the resident’s Progress Notes indicated that they had returned from an appointment with “pressure redistribution boots due to a wound to the left heel.”
The resident was referred to the Wound Clinic to treat the left heel wound. After returning from their appointment to the Wound Clinic on November 5, 2018, there were no new orders for treatment. The documentation stated that there was a Suspected Deep Tissue Injury that was acquired from the facility. By November 19, 2018, the ulcer measured 1.6 cm x 1.1 cm x 0.1 cm.
By December 5, 2018, the “pressure wound to the left heel is now open and draining.” The doctor ordered the continuation of pressure relieving boots and elevating the heels. By December 26, 2018, the left lateral posterior heel has an ulcer measuring 2.0 cm x 1.6 cm x 0.2 cm. The resident is given an antibiotic. By December 31, 2018, the “heel boots are on, but the resident can be noncompliant with keeping them in place.”
On January 3, 2019, the resident’s friend called the Wound Care Clinic stating that the “heel looked worse.” The Physician’s note from the Wound Care Clinic the following day indicated that the “patient’s left heel ulcer is much larger today. There is surrounding purple discoloration suggested by deep tissue injury, and there is loose necrotic (dead) tissue over purple colored regions. There is exposed tendon, which is directly above the bone.”
The doctor selectively debrided (cutaway) the very loose necrotic tissue and states that the resident “putting their foot down on the bed or a pillow directly on the ulcer and rubbing it” and that is “worsening the ulcer site.” By January 10, 2019, the resident is admitted to the hospital and remains in the hospital due to the open wounds.
Mistreated at Transcendent Healthcare of Boonville? We Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Transcendent Healthcare of Boonville? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Warrick County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Boonville.
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