Information & Ratings on Arbors at Gallipolis Nursing Center, Gallipolis, Ohio
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This long-term care center is a 99-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Gallipolis and Gallia County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
170 Pinecrest Drive
Gallipolis, Ohio 45631
Arbors at Gallipolis Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Arbors at Gallipolis Nursing Center offers other services. These services include respite care, outpatient therapy, renal disease services, infusion (IV) therapies, nutritional management, wound care, palliative care, and restorative care including occupational, physical and speech therapies.
The federal government, through nursing home regulatory agencies, can impose fines or deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility with severe violations of rules and regulations. Typically, hefty fines are levied against the nursing home w
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Arbors at Gallipolis Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $33,216 fine on October 27, 2016, and a $2,795 fine on May 23, 2016, for a total of $36,011.
This nursing home also received seven complaints and only self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.Gallipolis 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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Maintain a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation #F441 date February 23, 2017
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F157 date January 6, 2017
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to prepare medications for administration using appropriate infection control techniques.” In one incident, and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) was observed obtaining the drug from the medication card when the “tablet fell to the top of the medication cart.”
At that time, the LPN “picked up the tablet with her fingers, placed it in the medication cup for [a resident] and administer the medication” to the resident.” A different observation involved in Registered Nurse (RN) who obtained a vitamin C -- 250 mg tablet from a container containing drugs for multiple residents. At that time, the RN use and gloved hand to retrieve the vitamin and placed it in the medication cup.
The RN placed the medication “into her gloved hand and then placed it into the medication cup.” At that point, “the medication did not land in the medication cup and spilled onto the top of the medication cart. The Registered Nurse “then picked up the medicine with her [unprotected] fingers, placed it in the medication cup for [the resident] and administered the medication.”
The nursing home “failed to inform the Physician when there is a change in the resident’s treatment plan.” At that time, the resident was receiving peritoneal treatments. The resident’s communication sheet indicated “to call if any questions and the chart was adjustable based on the patient’s needs according to the response to usage of solution types, patient status and what solutions were available for use.”
However, “there was no indication the Physician was informed of the recommended change in [the resident’s] treatments.”
In a separate summary dated October 27, 2016, “the facility failed to notify the Physician of [a resident’s] elevated blood glucose levels as ordered.” The investigators reviewed the resident’s Medication Administration Record that shows results of blood sugar levels “higher than the blood sugar meter can read.”
The facility Director of Nursing “verified there was no documented evidence that [the resident’s] primary care Physician was notified of the blood sugar levels exceeding the level of [life-threatening] 500.”
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