Information & Ratings on Best Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wheelersburg, Ohio
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This long-term care facility is a 110-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Wheelersburg and Scioto County, Ohio. The "for profit" home is located at:
2159 Dogwood Ridge Road
Wheelersburg, Ohio 45694
Best Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Best Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. These services include short stay rehab, long-term care, memory care, complex medical care, and hospice.
Both the State of Ohio and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The greater the monetary fine, the more serious the violation of rules and regulations.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Best Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $2,013 fine on June 11, 2018, a $8,775 fine on July 28, 2017, and a $31,000 fine on February 16, 2016, for a total of $41,788.
The nursing home also received four 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.Wheelersburg Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Families can visit Medicare.gov and the Ohio Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Accidents – citation #F689 date August 29, 2018
- Failure to Provide Necessary Care and Services to Maintain the Resident’s Highest Well-Being – citation #F309 date July 20, 2017
According to investigators, “the facility failed to transfer [one resident] using the appropriate mechanical lift device to ensure a safe transfer.” This deficient practice “affected one resident].”
The investigative team interviewed three State-Tested Nursing Assistants (STNAs) who revealed that they attempted to transfer the resident “from her wheelchair to the commode using a sit to stand lift. They said [the resident was bracket was supposed to be transferred using a total lift according to her care card. They said they attempted to transfer [the resident] using the sit to stand lift at the resident’s request, but they did not complete the transfer.”
The nursing assistants stated that the resident “was lifted properly, but when they cued her to grasp the ‘sit to stand’ lift handles, she did not grasp the handles.” The nursing assistants reported that the resident “was lifted a few inches out of her wheelchair using the ‘sit to stand’ lift before they decided to lower the resident back in her wheelchair [and then] transfer the resident into the bed using the total lift.” At that time, the resident did not complain of pain or discomfort.
The nursing home “failed to ensure residents’ skin was adequately monitored for bruising and failed to ensure residents were properly positioned in wheelchairs.” This deficient practice affected three residents “reviewed for skin conditions, and one resident reviewed for positioning.”
A review of one resident’s Plan of Care indicated that “her skin was to be monitored daily due to anticoagulation therapy.” However, a review of the resident’s Medical Records “indicated no documented skin problems.”
During an observation of the resident, it was revealed the resident “had multiple bruises on the upper arms.” The resident said the bruises on her arms “were from where she received insulin injections.”
A failure to document the bruising was verified by the Director of Nursing who stated that the resident “was on anticoagulants, received insulin injections, and was prone to bruising.”
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