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Information & Ratings on Ashland Health Services Nursing Center, Ashland, Wisconsin
Is it your responsibility to protect your loved one from mistreatment while living in an Ashland County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries from a fall or facility-acquired pressure wound could have been prevented had the nursing staff followed established protocols? If so, contact the Wisconsin 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 financial compensation to recover your monetary damages. Time is of the essence. All necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper Wisconsin county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires. We can begin working on your case today.Ashland Health Services Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 117-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Ashland and Ashland County, Wisconsin. The "for profit" home is located at:
1319 Beaser Ave
Ashland, Wisconsin 54806
Ashland Health Services Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Ashland Health Services Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes dietary services, clinical care, and rehabilitative care including physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Both the federal government and the state of Wisconsin can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility found to have violated established nursing home rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Ashland Health Services Nursing Center for $17,843 on January 12, 2017, citing substandard care. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Residential Care Website.
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Wisconsin 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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care to Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date September 5, 2018
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date January 12, 2017
According to state surveyors, the facility did not ensure that two residents “received the necessary treatment and services consistent with professional standards of practice to promote healing and prevent an infection of current pressure injuries.”
In one incident, a resident “has a current pressure injury to her left lateral ankle, stage unknown, as there is only one entry noted in [the resident’s] medical record.” This entry “indicates a deep tissue injury (DTI). Several observations were made in which pressure was not being offloaded to the left outer ankle. Also, there is no Care Plan to address the ankle wound.”
Currently, a second resident has a “Stage IV pressure injury to his coccyx. During a treatment observation, the surveyor observed inadequate hand hygiene while moving from a dirty task to a clean task of the wound.”
The nursing home “did not ensure an infection control and prevention program that meets current standards. This [failure] has the potential to affect all fifty-one residents. The facility did not have a surveillance system in place to manage outbreaks.”
According to investigators, the facility “had an outbreak of gastrointestinal symptoms.” The staff “line list did not include staff ‘well’ dates. The facility had no evidence staff were symptom-free for more than 48 hours before returning to work.”
The facility “did not implement transmission-based precautions to prevent the spread of ESBL (extended-spectrum beta-lactamase) [a highly contagious disease that easily spreads to others].” ESBL is formed when there are “bacterial changes to increase its resistance to treatment and makes the bacteria difficult to eliminate.”
The resident “was not in contact precautions during the survey until the surveyor discussed [the resident’s] recent culture that identified ESBL in their urine.” At that time, the resident was not on the monthly surveillance log for having the disease, and there was “no Care Plan for the ESBL or transmission-based precautions.”
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