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Information & Ratings on Arbors East Subacute and Rehabilitation Center, Columbus, Ohio
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Arbors East Subacute and Rehabilitation Center
This center is a recently closed 99-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Columbus and Franklin County, Ohio. The "for profit" long-term care home was located at:
5500 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43213
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of Ohio routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established rules and regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Arbors East Subacute and Rehabilitation Center for $2,208 on February 02, 2017, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on two occasions including on October 12, 2017, and February 02, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing home also received twenty-three complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.
Columbus Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Families can visit Medicare.gov and the Ohio Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one 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, Physical Punishment or Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date November 7, 2017
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent the Development of New Bedsores – citation #F686 date January 16, 2018
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F157 date November 22, 2017
The nursing home “failed to ensure [one resident] was free from abuse.” The investigators reviewed a Self-Reported Incident documenting one resident bumped into a chair the chair of another resident “while leaving the dining room.” That resident “began yelling and cursing at [the other resident and “hit and elbowed” that resident in the chest.”
The resident who was hit accidentally by the first resident “threw coffee at his walker and some chairs. A witness statement by [a State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)] revealed she was in the dining room when [the resident hit by the first resident] started hitting [the other resident].” The Director of Nursing verified that one resident hit the other resident in the chest.
The state surveyors documented that “actual harm occurred when [a resident], who requires extensive assistance from staffed for bed mobility and was incontinent of bowel and bladder, was found to have developed an unstageable (dead or devitalized tissue) pressure ulcer to the left ischium.” The deficient practice also led to the development of a Stage III (full thickness skin loss with eschar and slough) pressure ulcer to the right ischium.
Documentation shows that the resident “was identified at risk for skin breakdown and a history of skin breakdown [before] the development of the pressure ulcers. According to the resident assessment, the resident required incontinence care. However, there was no documentation of any skin breakdown noted [by the staff before] the skin deteriorating to a stage III pressure ulcer and an unstageable pressure ulcer.”
The “facility failed to ensure the Physician was notified [when the blood glucose levels of two residents] were low.” In one incident, a resident had a Physician order for insulin used on a sliding scale with the Physician “to be notified of blood glucose was below 60 mg/dL.”
A review of the resident’s Medication Administration Record and Nurse’s Notes “did not reveal any documentation of the Physician being notified of the low blood glucose level.” The Director of Nursing verified the absence of a Physician's notification.
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