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Information & Ratings on Arbors at Marietta Nursing Center, Marietta, Ohio
Attorneys for Neglected & Injured at Arbors at Marietta Nursing Center
Every nursing home in Ohio has a legal obligation to provide each patient with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing staff will fail to follow the traditional procedures and protocols that can lead to preventable accidents, injuries, and the development of life-threatening bedsores.
If your loved one was injured while residing in Washington County nursing facility, contact the Ohio Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for help. Our team of lawyers has successfully resolved many compensation cases just like yours, and we can help your family too.
Arbors at Marietta Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a 150-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Marietta and Washington County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
400 Seventh Street
Marietta, Ohio 45750
Arbors at Marietta Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Arbors at Marietta Nursing Center offers other services. These services include long-term care, infusion (IV) therapies, respite care, palliative care, nutritional management, cancer recovery services, respiratory care, renal disease services, and restorative care including physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing facility that violates rules and regulations. These penalties include monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services. High monetary fines usually indicate extremely severe
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Arbors at Marietta Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $22,640 fine on September 14, 2017, and a $156,059 fine on May 20, 2016, for a total of $178,699.
This nursing facility also received seventeen complaints and self-reported four serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.
Marietta Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Ohio long-term care home from various online publically available sources including the OH Department of Public Health website 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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Is Free from Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Accidents – citation #F689 date May 17, 2018
- Failure to Provide Safe, Appropriate Pain Management for a Resident Who Requires Such Services – citation #F697 date May 17, 2018
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce an Infection Prevention and Control Program – citation #F880 date September 19, 2018
The nursing home “failed to maintain a hazard-free environment on the secured unit. This [deficient practice] affected two residents residing on the locked dementia unit and had the potential to affect all additional residents” who were independently ambulatory.
One incident involved an Activity Assistant who “was seated at the table in the dining room of the locked dementia unit painting residents’ nails. The Assistant “got up from the table and left the dining room, leaving half of a 10-fluid ounce bottle of [nail polish] removal on the table within reach of [a severely, cognitively impaired resident].”
The nursing home “failed to provide services and ensure pain medication was available to effectively manage [a resident’s] pain.” The documentation shows that the resident was to receive a narcotic pain medication every four hours as needed.
A review of the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment revealed that the resident “was independent on daily decision-making, received as needed medications for pain, but was not receiving scheduled pain medication or non-pharmacological interventions for pain.”
A nursing note dated May for 2018 revealed that “the resident was yelling and cussing at staff. The staff offered to apply ice to the area and notify the on-call Physician that her pain was not being effectively managed with pain medication when the resident insisted that she go to the emergency room for pain management.”
While reviewing the resident’s medical records, it was revealed that there was “no evidence the pharmacy was notified [before that date] of the need to refill the resident’s narcotic medication] order. There was no evidence the resident was assessed for pain or administered [as needed narcotic pain medication] between 10:00 AM and 6:30 PM” that day.
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure proper handwashing during the administration of medications. This [deficient practice] affected one resident.”
Observations were made of a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who “took a pair of gloves out of the box and donned gloves without washing her hands, administer the eye medication, removed her gloves and left the room without washing her hands.” Her actions violate Handwashing/Hand Hygiene policies implemented to “prevent the spread of infections.”
Was Your Loved One Injured at Arbors at Marietta Nursing Center? Our Lawyers Can Help
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