Information & Ratings on Blue Stream Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Richfield, Ohio
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This nursing facility is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Richfield and Summit County, Ohio. The 92-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
4360 Brecksville Rd
Richfield, Ohio 44286
The investigators working for the state of Ohio and the federal government had the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Blue Stream Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $25,958 fine on November 02, 2016, and a $9,693 fine on August 01, 2016, for a total of $35,651.
The nursing home also received three 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.Richfield Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical, Mental, Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date January 25, 2018
- Failure to Make Sure Every Resident Receives an Accurate Assessment by Qualified Health Professional – citation #F2788 September 14, 2017
- Failure to Develop and Implement Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date September 14, 2017
The facility “failed to ensure residents remain free from verbal abuse.” This deficient practice involved to residents “reviewed for verbal abuse.”
A review of a resident’s Nursing Notes written by a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) indicated that “the resident had asked a State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) for a hamburger meal for dinner. The STNA told the resident he was not getting anything. The resident then went to the kitchen and knocked on the door.”
The STNA then “called the resident ‘stupid’ and after they argued over the hamburger, the STNA dated, ‘If you raise your hand to me, you will be a dead Marine.’” A note indicated that “the STNA was asked to leave the facility immediately” and the resident was interviewed and stated he felt safe knowing the STNA “had left.”
According to state surveyors, the facility failed to identify a terminal prognosis of the life expectancy of fewer than six months to ensure the resident received appropriate hospice care. A review of the resident’s recertification statement for hospice revealed: “the Physician could choose whether they could or could not certify the resident was terminally ill with the life expectancy of six months or less.”
However, “the Physician did not identify of the resident did or did not have a terminal prognosis.” In Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) revealed that “she did not clarify with the doctor if the resident had a terminal prognosis since the Physician did not identify this on the Hospice recertification.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure the Blood Glucose Testing meter (BGT) was disinfected appropriately and gloves were worn during the BGT procedure by staff.” Observations were made of a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who “did not put on gloves [before] or during the BGT testing as required.”
The LPN later confirmed that “the multiuse blood glucose testing meter was not appropriately cleaned and sanitized between residents as required.” Also, the LPN “confirmed the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was not used when completing BGT [procedures] as required.”
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