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Information & Ratings on Twin City Health Care, Gas City, Indiana
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This long-term care center is a "county government-owned nonprofit" 75-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Gas City and Grant County, Indiana. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
627 E. North H Street
Gas City, Indiana 46933
Twin City Health Care
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Twin City Health Care offers other services. Additional focused care includes respiratory therapy, strength training, IV (intravenous) therapy, wound management, dysphagia therapy, restorative therapy, and rehab care that involves physical, speech and occupational therapies.
State investigators working on behalf of the federal government, Medicare, and Medicaid have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services to any nursing facility that has violated rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Twin City Health Care for $6,269 on February 03, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home also received five complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
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 two 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 Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date December 10, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure adequate and timely assessment, accurate treatment, and failed to maintain infection control measures to promote the healing of pressure wounds.” The surveyors interviewed a resident who indicated “she had a sore on her buttocks due to something the facility staff called a bony prominence.”
The resident indicated that “she stayed in bed a lot and could not seem to not lay on [her sore], but she did get propped up pillows every few hours.” The survey team reviewed the resident’s Care Plan Problem dated October 5, 2018, and revised on December 3, 2018, indicating a “risk for pressure ulcers related to multiple medical diagnoses.”
The surveyors reviewed the Non-Pressure Related Skin Condition document that indicated an open area on the coccyx that measured 0.4 cm x 0.5 cm x 0.1 cm with a “red wound bed. It developed after admission to the facility.” The survey team observed wound care provided by the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). During wound care, the LPN failed to cleanse the resident skin before applying a skin protectant.
The Assistant Director of Nursing stated that “she was not aware of the resident’s wound.” After viewing the wound, the Assistant Director stated that the area “should have been staged as an unstageable pressure ulcer due to it being covered in slough.” The survey team made multiple observations of the resident between December 4, 2018, and December 6, 2018, while seated in the Broda on her sore in her room or the lounge while asleep.
In a separate summary statement dated February 3, 2017, “the facility failed to identify causative factors and the development of a pressure ulcer and to prevent the development of a subsequent pressure ulcer.” The documentation shows that the resident had an unstageable bedsore on a foot that was initially noted on November 18, 2016.
Subsequent documentation shows the pressure wound area remained unchanged from the previous assessment until January 12, 2017, when the area grew larger. By January 26, 2017, the unstageable decubitus ulcer had increased 20.7 cm x 0.4 cm “with a black and purple wound bed and wound-associated pain present.”
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