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Vermillion Convalescent Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Deciding to entrust the medical team at a nursing home to provide a loved one the highest level of care can never be easy. In some situations, Nurses and Nurse’s Aides will assure the family that they follow established standards of care when in fact that does not happen. Without knowing what is happening, their loved one can be victimized through mistreatment, neglect or abuse due to mismanagement, insufficient staffing, or poor hiring practices.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Vermillion County nursing facility, contact the Indiana Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives financial compensation to recover your damages. We can begin working on your case now.Vermillion Convalescent Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Clinton and Vermillion County, Indiana. The 119-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1705 S Main St
Clinton, Indiana 47842
Vermillion Convalescent Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Vermillion Convalescent Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes recreational therapy, dysphagia therapy, wound management, intravenous (IV) therapy, respiratory care, and rehabilitative care including physical, speech and occupational therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of Indiana have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the governments can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
The nursing home also received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Indiana Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from Separation from Other Residents, His/her Room, or Confinement to His/her Room – citation #603 date October 15, 2018
- 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 #F157 date November 1, 2017
The nursing home “failed to ensure a physician’s orders were obtained for a resident’s placement in a secured unit.” State investigators observed the resident on two occasions between October 10, 2018, and October 11, 2018, while in her room and eating breakfast on the secured unit.
The survey team reviewed the resident’s records on that date and noted that the “medical record lacked documentation the Physician was consulted before the resident was placed on the secured unit. No Physician’s orders were obtained before placement.”
The surveyors interviewed the Director of Nursing who indicated that “the resident came from another facility on July 17, 2018, and was an elopement [wandering away] risk. Physician’s orders were not obtained [before] the resident was placed on the secured unit, and she could not find documentation from the Physician that indicated the resident could be on the secured unit.”
At this time, “she indicated the Physician’s orders had not been obtained and provided a copy of an unsigned Physician’s telephone order, dated October 11, 2018, Specialty Needs Unit due to a history of elopement.”
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to ensure the Physician was notified of blood pressures outside order parameters.” The survey team reviewed a resident’s medical records and Physician’s orders that included a blood pressure check scheduled for 6:00 AM.
The Physician left orders to be notified “if systolic blood pressure (top number) was higher than 160 or less than 90 and if diastolic pressure (bottom number) was higher than 100.” The survey team noted that on October 14, 2017, the resident’s “blood pressure was documented as 115/59. There was no documentation observed of a Physician notification of the blood pressure outside of the ordered parameter or that the blood pressure medications were held.”
Again, on October 28, 2017, the resident’s “blood pressure was documented as 136/72. The Nurse’s Note dated October 20, 2017, at 6:00 AM, indicated [that the resident’s] blood pressure was elevated at 180/90. There is no documentation as to why the blood pressures recorded were conflicting or Physician notification of the blood pressure outside of the ordered parameter.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at Vermillion Convalescent Center? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Vermillion County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Clinton.
Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf.