In 2017, the staffing levels at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehab-Rolling Hills (RNs + LPNs + CNAs) were some of the worst in the state. Rolling Hills’ total staffing levels were ranked 365th (worst), out of 371 Indiana nursing homes surveyed in 2017, according to the staffing data published by CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). Click here to see a list of Indiana’s 20 worst staffed nursing homes in 2017 based on data published by CMS.
Under-staffing has been linked to health and safety violations and has been determined to cause patient injury and dignity violations according to numerous scientific studies. (Click here to read some of these studies).
The Institute of Medicine and the American Nurses Association have concluded that each nursing home resident needs a minimum of 2.8 hours of CNA care per day for safety and basic services. But Rolling Hills averaged only 1.79 hours of CNA care per resident per day from January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017, based on its daily payroll staffing records.
These low staffing levels significantly reduced Rolling Hills’ labor costs. According to its most recently published Medicare Cost Report, Rolling Hills generated annual gross revenues of $10,694,089.
On June 15, 2017, Rolling Hills was cited for Immediate Jeopardy for failing to immediately and completely investigate an observation of a sexual encounter between two cognitively impaired residents and for failing to provide adequate supervision to prevent a second encounter from occurring. Click here to read this state survey.
Personal Note from NHA–Advocates: NHAA shares with all the families of loved ones who are confined to nursing homes the pain and anguish of putting them in the care of someone else. We expect our loved ones to be treated with dignity and honor in the homes we place them. We cannot emphasize enough to family members of nursing home residents; frequent visits are essential to our loved ones’ well-being and safety. This nursing home and many others across the country are cited for abuse and neglect.