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Information & Ratings on Astoria Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Canton, Ohio
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At no time in history have there ever been more senior citizens entering their retirement years. The advancing age of this huge population has increased the need for additional beds in nursing homes and placed a significant demand on the number of Nurses and Nurse’s Aides required to meet their needs. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs and many facilities nationwide.
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Astoria Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Canton and Stark County, Ohio. The 83-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
3537 12Th Street, NW
Canton, Ohio 44708
Astoria Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Astoria Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. These services include wound care, pain management, IV (intravenous) therapy, palliative care, tube feeding, peritoneal dialysis, ventilator care, tray care, and rehabilitative services including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
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 denial of Medicare payments or monetary fines.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Astoria Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for $10,930 on February 09, 2017, citing substandard care.
The nursing home also received seven complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.
Canton Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and Ohio Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care and Prevent the Development of New Bedsores – citation #F686 date May 23, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure pressure ulcers were adequately treated and monitored for [one resident].” The survey team reviewed the resident’s closed medical record that revealed the resident had a “suspected deep to pressure injury on each heal.”
The injury “was described as intact skin with underlying discoloration from blood or necrotic (damaged or dead) tissue [on] the resident’s lower back. The left heel was assessed to be a dark area measuring 6.0 cm x 7.0 cm of intact skin, with no depth noted.”
The skin assessment to the right heel revealed a 7.0 cm x 3.0 cm dark area with no depth measured. The surveyors say that there “were Physician’s orders from admission on April 20, 2018, through discharge of April 30, 2018.” However, there was “no orders to treat the wounds.” The Wound Nurse verified that “there were no Physician’s orders [for treating the wounds].”
In a separate summary statement dated June 25, 2018, the investigators determined the “facility failed to ensure timely wound care was provided. This [deficient practice] affected one resident observed for wound care.”
A review of the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) and Immediate Plan of Care revealed the resident “had identified needs regarding ambulation, wound care and weakness.” However, when the investigators observed a resident, it was revealed that “the resident was seated in a regular wheelchair, without the footrest, at the end of the hallway in the front of his room.”
At that time, the resident confessed that “he was extremely upset and stated he had been waiting for the nurse to change his dressing to his right leg since his return from therapy.” The resident continued that “he could not get anyone to help him and his leg was bleeding through the dressing and onto the floor.”
The surveyors observed the resident’s “dressing to the right leg” that was “wrapped from his right ankle to above midcalf. The dressing was saturated with bright red drainage” that was seeping “onto the resident’s grey socks and the floor.” After providing immediate treatment, the nursing staff sent the resident to “the emergency department at the local hospital, [where the wound was] evaluated and received five sutures to close the wound.”
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