Information & Ratings on Avenue Care and Rehabilitation Center, Warrensville Heights, Ohio
Mistreatment occurring in nursing homes across the U.S. is in all too common occurrence. According to statistics maintained by Medicare, there are thousands of senior citizens, the disabled, and rehabilitating subjected to abuse and neglect at nursing homes nationwide. Many of these individuals suffered mistreatment at the hands of their caregivers, employees, visitors, and other patients.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Cuyahoga County nursing facility, contact the Ohio Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you are adequately compensated for your damages.Avenue Care and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care facility is a 97-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Warrensville Heights and Cuyahoga County, Ohio. The "for profit" home is located at:
4120 Interchange Corporate Center Road
Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44128
Avenue Care and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Avenue Care and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. These services include short-term rehab, ostomy care, pain management, pulmonary treatment, wound care, palliative care, hospice, diabetic care, and long-term restored of care including physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Federal government nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or monetary fine when the facility has been cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Avenue Care and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $7,150 fine on May 18, 2017, and a $3,852 fine on May 23, 2016, for a total of $11,002.
The nursing home also received fourteen complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.Warrensville Heights 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free from Accident Hazards and Risks and Provide Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date June 15, 2017
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Receives an Accurate Assessment by Qualified Health Professional – citation #F278 date July 26, 2017
- Failure to Develop a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation #F441 date July 26, 2017
The facility “failed to ensure interventions were put in place to prevent falls for [three residents]. Harm occurred for [one resident] when the facility failed to ensure appropriate interventions had been initiated to prevent a fall from a wheelchair resulting in a fracture of the left femur.”
A review of the nursing notes revealed that the resident “was found outside the facility on the ground, after walking out a door into the close patio. He was confused and sustained a hematoma to his forehead. The resident was placed on one-to-one supervision for 72 hours to prevent further exit from the building and falls, and his room was moved further from the exit.”
According to investigators, “the facility failed to complete and accurate admission and discharge MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment related to wounds.” This deficient practice “affected one resident reviewed for pressure ulcers.”
The investigative team reviewed a resident’s Nurse’s Notes that revealed the resident “had moisture associated skin damage to the coccyx and right buttock, a Stage II pressure ulcer to the left heel and an unstageable pressure ulcer to the left outer foot.” However, a review of the resident’s discharge MDS Assessment indicated that the resident “had no pressure ulcers.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure staff members wash their hands in between medication administration routes. This [deficient practice] affected three of five residents observed for medication administration.”
Observations were made of a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) on a medication pass involving five residents. The LPN “did not wash or sanitize her hands in between the administration of [one resident’s] eye drops and oral medication, in between the administration of [another resident’s] eye drops in oral medication, and in between the administration of [one third resident’s] blood glucose check, oral medications and a subcutaneous long-acting insulin injection.”
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