Information & Ratings on Wellspring of Milwaukee Care Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The number of cases involving mistreatment in nursing facilities throughout Wisconsin has risen significantly over the last few decades. Many senior citizens, rehabilitating and disabled become victims of abuse and neglect at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors or other patients.
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This permanently closed center is a 185-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. The "for profit" long-term care home is located at:
9350 W Fond Du Lac Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53225
The investigators for the federal government and state of Wisconsin nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Wellspring of Milwaukee Care Center for $10,400 on August 08, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing facility also received nineteen complaints and self-reported four serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Residential Care Website.
The state of Wisconsin and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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, four out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date October 4, 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 date August 8, 2017
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date August a 2017
According to state investigators, the facility “did not ensure that [four residents] at risk of developing pressure injuries received consistent measures to prevent the development of pressure injuries.”
In one case, two residents did not have their heels offloaded “to relieve pressure and prevent the development of pressure injuries.” A third resident “was not repositioned for approximately five hours per his Plan of Care.” A fourth resident “did not have pressure relieving measures in place and was not repositioned for approximately five hours per there their Plan of Care.”
In a separate summary statement dated April 26, 2018, the nursing home “did not ensure [one resident] reviewed at risk for pressure injuries had preventative measures in place to reduce the risk and prevent the development of pressure injuries.” The surveyors say that “the Plan of Care did not address prevention measures for the lower extremities of [the resident], who was at high risk for pressure injuries and who had a problem with bed mobility and lower leg contractions.”
While the resident had documented blisters “to the left lateral side of [their] foot and heel” there “was no documentation that includes staging and measurements of this pressure injury that is in accordance with accepted clinical standards of practice.”
The nursing home “did not notify [three residents] their legal representative or consult with their Physician when there was a need to alter treatment.” In one case, a resident’s “guardian was not notified of Stage I and Stage II pressure injuries which were observed on August 1, 2017, and an order for [medications].” In this case, the resident “who is her own person, was not notified of a medication change.”
The nursing home “did not ensure that [three residents] reviewed for restraints had documented an ongoing reevaluation for the need for physical restraints. The facility did not assess or Care Plan for [one resident’s] seat belt upon admission.”
Another resident’s “seat belt restraint was not released as per their care plan. The facility did not assess or Care Plan for [a fourth resident’s] abdominal binder restraint use.”
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