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Valley View Healthcare Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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This long-term care center is a "non-profit" 94-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Elkhart and Elkhart County, Indiana. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
333 W Mishawaka Rd
Elkhart, Indiana 46517
Valley View Healthcare Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Valley View Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes amputee care, pulmonary rehab, cardiac recovery, Cancer care, wound care, pain management, intravenous (IV) therapy, infectious disease care, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis care, hospice, respite, and tracheostomy care.
Indiana and the federal government have a legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home in the state. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Valley View Healthcare Center for $13,845 on January 10, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home also received eighteen 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.
The state of Indiana and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information 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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation date April 20, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure an allegation of abuse was reported timely.” A Social Services Director stated during an interview that an impromptu meeting was conducted with the resident, the activity Director and another Social Worker.
The Director indicated that the meeting was about the “resident’s stay at the facility and discharge plans.” The Director “indicated she had discussed alternative placement with [the resident] as he had been inappropriate with staff and verbalized some displeasure with the service tendered at the facility.”
The Director indicated that “the more she tried to explain herself to [the resident], the more upset the resident became and it became apparent to the Social Service Director that she was no longer appropriate to care for his social service needs and switch his care to her colleague.” Later, while conducting an abuse in-service, the Social Services Director had asked the Medical Records Director to interview [the resident] as part of the in-service.”
During an interview with the Medical Records Director, the resident “had answered the questions and made an allegation of verbal abuse toward the Social Services Director.” The Medical Records Director then went to the Administrator and filed the report of an allegation based on the answers the resident had provided.
The survey team then interviewed the Executive Director who indicated that “he did not recall being notified of an allegation of abuse regarding the Social Services Director.” The Executive Director “indicated he did not recall being given a paper with an allegation of abuse on it from the Social Services Director.”
The investigators determined that the nursing home failed to respond properly to all alleged violations which violated the facility’s policy titled: Indiana Abuse & Neglect & Misappropriation of policy with an effective date of September 1, 2017.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Valley View Healthcare Center? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Elkhart County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Elkhart.
We provide every potential client a free initial case consultation and offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you will not pay us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.