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Altercare Adena Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a "for profit" 50-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Adena and Jefferson County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
213 US Route 250
Adena, Ohio 43901
Altercare Adena Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Altercare Adena Nursing Center offers other services. These services include hospice care, long-term care, outpatient therapy, spiritual care, and rehabilitative services including physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Ohio and federal government agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines or denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Altercare Adena Nursing Center for $4,095 on April 12, 2016, citing substandard care.
The nursing home also received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.
Adena Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Ohio Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- 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 #F157 date November 9, 2017
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident’s Drug Regimen Is Free from Unnecessary Medications – citation date November 9, 2017
- Failure to Develop and Implement Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date November 9, 2017
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Is Free from Accident Hazards and Risks and Provide Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – Citation #F323 date April 12, 2016
According to surveyors, “the facility failed to notify [a resident’s] Physician of medications not being available for administration.” The resident was receiving medications for generalized anxiety disorder.”
Documentation shows that the resident did not receive their medication between October 1, 2017, and October 7, 2017, and again on October 9, 2017, according to the Physician’s orders. A review of the resident’s Progress Notes revealed that the medications were not available. However, there was no evidence that the resident’s Physician was notified.
The nursing home “failed to ensure [a resident’s] medication orders regarding insulin administration were implemented as written.” Medical Records revealed that the resident had two conflicting Physician’s orders for the administration of insulin.
One Physician’s order instructed the nursing staff to administer insulin at 10:00 PM at blood sugar levels were between 250 and 400. However, a second Physician’s orders indicated that there was to be no insulin administration at bedtime (9:00 PM). The Director of Nursing verified that the resident “had two different medication orders.”
The facility failed to ensure employees received annual tuberculosis skin testing. This deficient practice “had the potential to affect all thirty-five residents residing in the facility.”
The nursing home “failed to provide adequate supervision and assistance during a transfer. Actual harm occurred when [the resident] sustained a left lower leg fracture when transferred to the bed with the assistance of one staff member when he was assessed to require the assistance of two. This [deficient practice] affected one of three residents reviewed for falls.”
A facility State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) verified that the resident’s “leg got caught in the resident fell to the floor.” The resident “complained of left pain leg following the transfer.”
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