October 22, 2017

With nursing home neglect and abuse occurring with alarming frequency in Indiana and across the United States, the nursing home companies to whom families entrust their loved ones should be closely examining who they are putting in charge of taking care of the vulnerable patients for whom they are responsible. Unfortunately, the evidence shows they … Read more

Too little is being done to combat nursing home neglect in Indiana.  Here is a startling fact:  the nursing home industry in Indiana (though quite profitable), holds the dubious distinction of providing the worst care in the United States.  According to the U.S. Office of Accountability, Indiana has more ‘poor performing’ nursing homes than any other … Read more

Nursing home neglect in Indiana’s nursing homes has been identified by the U.S. Office of Accountability as a serious and significant issue.  According to the report, Indiana has more ‘poor performing’ nursing homes than any other state in the U.S.  The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) found only 57 of Indiana’s 500-plus … Read more

According to a January 16, 2011 report by the Journal Gazette, the Fort Wayne nursing home facilities of Riverbend Health Care Center and Covington Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center received the lowest star rating of ‘one star’ given by Medicare.gov’s nursing home comparison system.  The ratings represent how a facility performs compared to other certified … Read more

As reported recently by the Indianapolis Star, The Wesley Healthcare nursing home in Auburn, Indiana was recently cited for sending a patient to the hospital and refusing to take the patient back after the physicians found no reason to keep him there.  The patient was forced to live for 5 days in an emergency room … Read more

INDIANAPOLIS – A nursing home company will pay the State of Indiana and federal government $376,432 to settle allegations that it submitted ineligible bills to Medicaid for work performed by seven employees who have been excluded from the Medicaid program, Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced today. The settlement that American Senior Communities LLC of Indianapolis … Read more

A recent AARP Bulletin warns that Indiana has the highest number of poor performing nursing homes.  The Bulletin discusses the plight of a nursing home patient who was neglected in two Muncie area nursing homes due to understaffing.   The Bulletin reports that in one facility, two certified nursing assistants were required to care for … Read more

The Gary Post-Tribune has reported that five Indiana nursing homes located in Lake County have rated poorly, despite participation in a new program aimed to improve care and safety in long-term care facilities.  The facilities referenced in the news report are: Northlake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Sebo’s, and Dyer Nursing.  The article discusses the troubled … Read more

A large percentage of nursing home residents’ emergency department (ED) visits are avoidable, according to a recently released report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Using data collected for the 2004 National Nursing Home Survey, the CDC found that roughly 8% of nursing home patients—roughly 123,600—had an emergency department visit in the past 90 days. Of those, the CDC … Read more

  New AAJ report shows how litigation holds nursing homes, insurance companies accountable when they target nation’s seniors   Washington, D.C.—A new report by the American Association for Justice (AAJ) illustrates how the civil justice system is the most effective force in uncovering abuses by corporate nursing homes and insurance companies that target elderly Americans. … Read more