Information & Ratings on Arbors at Pomeroy Nursing Center, Pomeroy, Ohio
Some statistics show that more than one million Americans currently live in nursing homes. Many of these patients are our mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, children, and friends. Families often relocate their loved one into a nursing home knowing that they will receive the best care and improve quality of life in a safe environment.
Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in many nursing homes, including those in Meigs County. If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while residing in a nursing home, contact the Ohio Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Arbors at Pomeroy Nursing Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Pomeroy and Meigs County, Ohio. The 99-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
36759 Rocksprings Road
Pomeroy, Ohio 45769
Arbors at Pomeroy Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Arbors at Pomeroy Nursing Center offers other services. These services include infusion (IV) therapies, long-term care, digestive disease support care, case management, renal disease services, palliative care, wound care, transitional care, and restorative care including physical, occupational and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and surveyors in Ohio have a legal duty to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify violations of established nursing home regulations and rules.
The nursing home also received seven complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.Pomeroy 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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date April 27, 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 July 12, 2017
- Failure to Develop and Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date April 27, 2017
According to investigators, the facility “failed to ensure comprehensive investigations were completed related to resident-to-resident altercations of physical abuse and resident-to-resident allegations of sexual abuse.”
Documentation shows that a resident’s family member reported to the Former Social Services that “a male resident touched the female resident’s breast inappropriately.” The social services report indicates that “both residents were independently and mobility [but] could not recall the incident.”
As a part of the completed investigation, it was determined that the Nursing home “failed to provide any documented evidence the facility conducts that interviews regarding the sexual abuse allegation involving [both of those residents].” During an interview with a Registered Nurse (RN), it was revealed that “she had no written staff statements for the investigation” regarding resident-to-resident sexual abuse.
The nursing home “failed to ensure repairs were made to promote a safe and accident-free environment that did not pose a potential risk to the residents.” Surveyors observed the facility’s environment “to follow up on concerns previously identified” that was noted that the shared bathrooms between rooms 110 and 112 “had a loose grab bar on the right side of the commode.”
At that time, the bathroom was being shared by four residents. A separate deficiency included a problem in a shared bathroom between rooms 147 and 149 where “a metal ring piece of the grab bar to the left of the commode was loose and could move along the grab bar. The metal piece was to cover the screws used to secure the grab bar to the wall. The edge of the metal ring was sharp and could potentially cause the skin to tear if a resident rubs against it when using the bathroom.”
The nursing home “failed to maintain accurate tracking to prevent infections. This [deficient practice] had the potential to affect [all seventy-six residents].” Documentation including the Infection Control Monthly Surveillance Log revealed that “the facility failed to document the following: signs and symptoms, site, date, and results of culture, the date that the infection was resolved and its location on the resident, for every resident suspected” to have infections.
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Arbors at Pomeroy Nursing Center? Contact the Ohio nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Meigs County victims of neglect and abuse in all Ohio cities including Pomeroy.
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