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This long-term care home is a 118-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana. The "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
3420 East State Blvd
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
Woodview - A Waters Community
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Woodview - A Waters Community offers other services. Additional focused care includes post-acute rehab, stroke rehab, orthopedic rehab, cardiac care, hospice, and respite stays.
When investigators working for the federal government identify severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations, they can penalize the facility by a denial of payment for Medicare services or impose monetary fines.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed four monetary penalties against Woodview - A Waters Community, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $68,995 fine on February 14, 2018, a $15,000 fine on May 26, 2017, a $14,742 fine on March 17, 2017, and a $5,338 fine on December 22, 2016, for a total of $104,075.
This nursing facility also received twenty-one complaints and self-reported six serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Indiana Nursing Home Report Cards Website.
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Indiana Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F580 date July 9, 2018
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to notify the physician of a significant change for [one resident] reviewed with changes in condition.” The investigation involved a severely cognitively impaired resident who had chronic pain “that was managed with routine use of opioid medications.” Observations of the resident indicated that “he experienced daily pain and that this pain was across his upper abdomen.”
The survey team reviewed the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Activities of Daily Living documentation that indicated that the resident had not had a bowel movement between June 13, 2018, and June 19, 2018.” A review of the Progress Note indicates that the resident arrived at the facility on June 13, 2018, and their abdomen was soft and non-tender.
Two days later at 2:36 PM, the resident’s abdomen was “round and non-tender. The resident was very restless for the majority of the shift.” By 9:45 PM, the resident was provided personal care “due to incontinence but had no bowel movement.” The following evening the resident’s abdomen was large and distended with “active bowel sounds,” but no bowel movement was noted.
The following day on June 17, 2018, the resident’s abdomen was “distended with active bowel sounds.” The x-ray team received orders to take an x-ray the following evening on June 18, 2018. However, because of a high volume of tests that were ordered, the x-ray team could not be out until the following morning.
When the x-rays were taken, the results returned a diagnosis of colonic ileus that is recognized as an intestinal obstruction that if not adequately treated, could be fatal. The nursing staff administered a fleet enema to initiate a bowel movement.
The survey team interviewed the Director of Nursing who indicated that “the facility did not have a policy of when to notify the Physician regarding bowel management.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Woodview - A Waters Community? Contact the Indiana nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Allen County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Fort Wayne.
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