Timberview Health Care Center

Gary, Indiana

Certified Number of Beds: 180
Total Number of Residents: 129
Provider Type: Medicare and Medicaid
Ownership Type: Government - City/county
Located Within a Hospital? No
Date First Approved to Provide Medicare/Medicaid Servcies: October 25, 1995
Timberview Health Care Center
2350 Taft St
Gary, Indiana 46404

Ownership Information:
Karen Ayersman
Managing Employee

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Nursing Home Complaints
Number of Complaints28
Number of Penalties1
Number of Fines1
Fines in Dollars$7,118.00
Additional Information
Resident Or Family Counseling? Resident
Continuing Care Retirement Community?No
Special Focus Facility?No

Nursing Home Deficiencies Reported at Timberview Health Care Center

Survey Date Nursing Home Failed To or Did Not Provide: Scope Severity
February 4, 2013 Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
February 4, 2013 1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
February 4, 2013 Develop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
February 4, 2013 Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy
October 29, 2012 Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke. Pattern No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
October 29, 2012 Posted "No-smoking" signs in areas where smoking is not permitted or ashtrays provided where smoking was allowed. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
October 29, 2012 Properly installed hallway dispensers for alcohol-based hand rub. Pattern No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
October 1, 2012 Ensure residents have the right to have a choice over activities, their schedules, and health care according to their interests, assessments, and plans of care. Pattern No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
October 1, 2012 Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. Pattern No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
October 1, 2012 Make sure that residents receive treatments/services to maintain or improve their ability to care for themselves. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
October 1, 2012 Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
October 1, 2012 Ensure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
October 1, 2012 Ensure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
October 1, 2012 Post nurse staffing information/data on a daily basis. Widespread No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm
October 1, 2012 Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Widespread No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
October 1, 2012 Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
October 1, 2012 At least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
October 1, 2012 Make sure that a working call system is available in each resident's room or bathroom and bathing area. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
October 1, 2012 Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public. Widespread No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm
April 16, 2012 Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
April 16, 2012 Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
August 29, 2011 Proper fire barriers, ventilation and signs for the transfilling of oxygen. Pattern No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
August 29, 2011 Weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators. Widespread No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
August 29, 2011 Back-up procedures in place for a faulty automatic sprinkler system. Widespread No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
August 29, 2011 An approved back-up procedure for a faulty fire alarm system. Widespread No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
August 23, 2011 Give notice to the resident before a room or roommate change. Pattern No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm
August 23, 2011 Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
August 23, 2011 Provide housekeeping and maintenance services. Widespread No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm
August 23, 2011 Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment by a qualified health professional. Pattern No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
August 23, 2011 Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
August 23, 2011 Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. Pattern No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
August 23, 2011 Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
August 23, 2011 Ensure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, unless medically necessary, and that incontinent patients receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder functions. Isolated Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy
August 23, 2011 Ensure that residents with limited range of motion receive appropriate treatment and services to increase range of motion or prevent further decrease in range of motion. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
August 23, 2011 Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy
August 23, 2011 Develop policies and procedures for influenza and pneumococcal immunizations. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
August 23, 2011 1) Provide 3 meals at regular times; 2) serve breakfast within 14 hours of dinner; and 3) offer a snack at bedtime each day. Pattern No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm
August 23, 2011 Give or get specialized rehabilitative services per the patient's assessment or plan of care. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
August 23, 2011 Provide or obtain dental services for each resident. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
August 23, 2011 Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
August 23, 2011 Make sure that a working call system is available in each resident's room or bathroom and bathing area. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
August 23, 2011 Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public. Widespread No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm
August 23, 2011 Quickly tell the resident's doctor the results of laboratory tests. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
August 23, 2011 Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 17, 2011 Protect each resident from all abuse, physical punishment, and involuntary separation from others. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 17, 2011 1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 17, 2011 Develop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 17, 2011 Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 17, 2011 Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
March 10, 2011 Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy
January 26, 2011 Provide housekeeping and maintenance services. Pattern No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
January 26, 2011 Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy
January 26, 2011 Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
January 26, 2011 Give proper treatment to residents with feeding tubes to prevent problems (such as aspiration pneumonia, diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, metabolic abnormalities, nasal-pharyngeal ulcers) and help restore eating skills, if possible. Isolated Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy
January 26, 2011 Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy
January 26, 2011 Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Pattern No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
November 17, 2010 Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
August 10, 2010 Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
June 15, 2010 Walls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour. Pattern No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm
May 25, 2010 Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 25, 2010 Keep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 25, 2010 Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 25, 2010 Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident. Pattern No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 25, 2010 Provide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 25, 2010 Provide a safe, clean, comfortable and home-like environment; and allow residents to use personal belongings to the extent possible. Pattern No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 25, 2010 Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. Pattern No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 25, 2010 Make sure that residents receive treatments/services to maintain or improve their ability to care for themselves. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 25, 2010 Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 25, 2010 Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 25, 2010 Ensure that residents with limited range of motion receive appropriate treatment and services to increase range of motion or prevent further decrease in range of motion. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 25, 2010 Give proper treatment to residents with feeding tubes to prevent problems (such as aspiration pneumonia, diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, metabolic abnormalities, nasal-pharyngeal ulcers) and help restore eating skills, if possible. Isolated Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 25, 2010 Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 25, 2010 Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 25, 2010 Ensure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being. Pattern No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 25, 2010 Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 25, 2010 Develop policies and procedures for influenza and pneumococcal immunizations. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 25, 2010 Give or get specialized rehabilitative services per the patient's assessment or plan of care. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 25, 2010 At least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 25, 2010 Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 25, 2010 Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Pattern No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 25, 2010 Make sure there is a pest control program to prevent/deal with mice, insects, or other pests. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 25, 2010 Ensure that all nurse aids who have worked less than 4 months are enrolled in appropriate training or have been deemed competent to provide nursing and nursing related services. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 25, 2010 Make sure that nurse aides show they have the skills and techniques to be able to care for residents' needs. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 25, 2010 Quickly tell the resident's doctor the results of laboratory tests. Isolated No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
May 25, 2010 Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Pattern No actual harm but with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
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