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Information & Ratings on Blue Ash Care Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Many families have limited options on how to ensure that their loved one receives the best care and choose to place them in a community nursing facility. Unfortunately, the incident rates of abuse and neglect occurring in nursing homes nationwide have risen significantly over the last few decades. Many patients become victims of mistreatment at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors, or other residents.
If your loved one suffered harm while residing in a Hamilton County nursing facility, contact the Ohio 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 monetary compensation for your damages.Blue Ash Care Center
This center is a 64-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio. The "for profit" long-term care home is located at:
4900 Cooper RoadFinancial Penalties and Violations
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
Both the state of Ohio and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a serious violation of established regulations.
During this time, Medicare denied payment on January 23, 2018, due to a lack of quality care. The nursing home also received forty-two 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.Cincinnati Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Ohio and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment and Report the Results of the Investigation to the Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date August 14, 2018
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores – citation #F686 date June 4, 2018
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F5 80 date May 10, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to report an allegation of abuse, [involving two residents] to the State Agency, the Ohio Department of Health.” The investigators reviewed a resident’s Progress Notes that revealed the resident “had increasing verbal and physical behaviors over the last two weeks. He was redirected to another location to avoid confrontation.”
The report indicates that the resident’s struck another resident. A State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) reported that the resident “grabbed the female resident after a verbal altercation. Upon investigation, it appears [that the assaulting resident] had been verbally assaulting [the female resident] and when she was within reach, he grabbed the resident by the left arm.”
Both the facility Administrator and the Director of Nursing verified that “the incident had not been filed with the State Agency, the Ohio Department of Health and verified that it should have been reported.”
The nursing home “failed to apply the correct the preventative treatment and identify a resident’s pressure ulcer [promptly].” This deficient practice involved one resident “reviewed for pressure ulcers. The facility identified two current residents who had pressure ulcers and forty-five current residents who were receiving preventative skin treatments” when the survey was taken.
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated March 15, 2018, the nursing home “failed to provide the Physician-ordered wound treatment for [bedsores].” The investigative team reviewed the Wound Physician’s Assessment and Plan that revealed the resident “had three pressure wounds, one to the right buttock, one to the left buttock, and one on the right heel.”
The documentation shows that the resident “had been receiving the wrong treatment for [their bedsores].”
The facility “failed to ensure the Physician was aware that the resident was refusing a blood thinner daily.” The investigators interviewed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who confirmed that the resident refuses to take his medication each day as he feels it make sick. The LPN also confirmed that when the resident refuses the medication, the LPN places their initials on the Medication Administration Record (MAR).
The Director verified the resident does have a blood clotting disorder and that refusing the [medication] for 23 of 37 days warranted the need for the nursing staff to notify [the Director] and the Physician. The Director verified the Physician was not interviewed.”
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