Information & Ratings on Arbors West Nursing Center, West Jefferson, Ohio
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This long-term care facility is a 99-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of West Jefferson and Madison County, Ohio. The "for profit" home is located at:
375 West Main Street
West Jefferson, Ohio 43162
Arbors West Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Arbors West Nursing Center offers other services. These services include long-term care, palliative care, respiratory therapy, respite care, infusion (IV) therapies, nutritional management, discharge planning, case management, and restorative care including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
The investigators for the state of Ohio and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and Medicare denying payment for services provided to residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Arbors West Nursing Center for $3,214 on January 27, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing facility also received ten complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations.
Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.West Jefferson Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Ohio and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
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 the Wrongful Use of Their Belongings – citation #F602 date April 6, 2018
- Failure to Develop and Implement a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation #F441 date March 9, 2017
According to state surveyors, the facility “failed to prevent misappropriation of a resident’s narcotic pain medication.” The incident involved a resident who had “unclear speech [and] rarely made himself understood and was moderately impaired for daily decision-making.” The resident was on “scheduled pain medications.” The documentation shows that “he had not received any opioids in the last seven days.”
During an interview with the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), it was revealed that “when she was doing the narcotic counts, there were supposed to be a total of 33 cards of narcotic medications, and there were only 32.” The LPN said that they had told the Director of Nursing that they had a sheet for the resident “but no card of medication. She stated the medication card contained 24 tablets and [that’s] it.”
The Director “admitted she did not go into the facility on Saturday or Sunday to investigate [and] stated on Monday while she was investigating, she discovered the medication was really missing, so she self-reported it then.”
The Director stated “she checked the medication list that had been destroyed in the medication being returned to the pharmacy and his medication was not there. She stated she check with the pharmacy and found the medication had been signed and received at the facility.”
The investigators determined the “facility failed to properly handle, store and transport soiled linens.” The deficient practice “had the potential to affect seventeen facility-identified residents who were dependent on staff for toileting and fifty-one facility identified residents who were occasionally or frequently incontinent of bowel.”
One resident stated during an interview that “one morning last week, the day shift nurse aides found towels filled with bowel movement lying on the floor. She stated she was not sure what had happened but speculated either herself or her roommate had been changed in the middle of the night because they had a bowel movement and staff left the soiled towels.”
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