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Altercare Thornville Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Thornville and Perry County, Ohio. The 50-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
14100 Zion Road
Thornville, Ohio 43076
Altercare Thornville Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Altercare Thornville Nursing Center offers other services. These services include hospice, long-term care, spiritual care, outpatient therapy, and rehabilitative care including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state and federal government are legally authorized to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if a nursing facility has been cited for serious violations of regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Altercare Thornville Nursing Center for $12,910 on August 25, 2016, citing substandard care.
The nursing home also received ten complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. More information about this nursing home can be found on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.
Thornville Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Ohio 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical, Mental, Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date March 15, 2018
- Failure to Ensure That a Nursing Home Area Is Free from Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Accidents – citation #F689 date June 6, 2018
The nursing home “failed to ensure [a resident] was free from verbal and physical abuse.” A review of the South-Reported Incident revealed that the resident “was involved in an inappropriate verbal exchange with an employee (a State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)). After immediate notification of the Administrator, the STNA “was escorted from the building and suspended pending the result of the comprehensive investigation.”
During an interview with the resident, it was revealed that the alleged STNA “was too busy to get her dressed and was rough with her technique and getting her dress[ed]. The resident described [the STNA] did not untie her shoes and put her shoes on the wrong feet.”
The resident also stated that the STNA “would not give the resident her name. The facility concluded the physical and verbal abuse was not suspected. However, it was possible [that the STNA] failed to provide care in a manner that met the standards of customer service/for dignity.”
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure residents who were at risk for falls had prevention devices and strategies in place.” The investigators reviewed the resident’s Care Plan that revealed that “she was at risk for falls and called for the resident’s bed to be kept that the lowest level, a bolster mattress, and mats on the floor beside the bed.”
The resident’s Progress Notes revealed that “the resident fell from her bed. Because of her fall, the resident complained of left hip pain [and] the left side of her head was bleeding.” The resident “was sent to the emergency department” for diagnosis and care.
A review of the resident’s Event Report revealed that “the resident fell out of the bed hitting her head on the floor. The report stated the floor mat was pushed away from the bed. There was no documentation of the position of [the resident’s] bed or what type of mattress was on the bed.” There was also no documentation that the resident’s bed “was in the lowest position of the mattress bolster was in place.”
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