Information & Ratings on Candlewood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, East Cleveland, Ohio
Relocating an elderly loved one into a nursing facility is often the toughest decision a family can make. Many times, the family will perform extensive research in the hopes of finding the most comfortable and safest environment. Unfortunately, the incident rate involving mistreatment occurring in nursing homes throughout Ohio has risen significantly over the last few years.
If your loved one was harmed while residing in a Cuyahoga 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 to recover your damages.Candlewood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care facility is a 130-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of East Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
1835 Belmore Ave
East Cleveland, Ohio 44112
Candlewood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Candlewood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. These services include Alzheimer’s/dementia care, comprehensive rehab, behavioral care, tracheostomy care, cardiac recovery care, cancer recovery, wound care, IV (intravenous) therapy, and infectious disease treatment including AIDS and HIV.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of Ohio can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
This nursing facility also received eight complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.East Cleveland 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, one 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 and Mental Abuse, Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date July 10, 2018
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Accidents – citation #F689 date August 9, 2018
- Failure to Develop and Implement a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation #F441 date June 22, 2017
According to state investigators, the facility “failed to ensure [a resident] was free from physical abuse and [two other residents] were free from verbal abuse.” The deficient practices by the nursing staff affected three residents “reviewed for abuse, neglect, and misappropriation.”
The investigators reviewed a Self-Reported Incident (SRI) to the State agency on May 25, 2018, concerning “an allegation of resident-to-resident physical abuse.” The facility substantiated the investigation and documented that one resident verbally abused another resident who in turn struck the first resident in the face.
In a separate incident, the facility submitted an SRI to the State Agency on June 27, 2018, of an allegation “of staff-to-resident verbal abuse” involving a third resident. The facility substantiated the allegation revealing that “a cell phone video that showed a State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) fanning the resident with a magazine telling her to come get changed, and then telling [that resident] she stinks.” The investigation revealed that the STNA “was heard laughing in the video, and the video was shared with [three other STNAs].”
The nursing home “failed to ensure [a resident] was safely transfer using a Hoyer mechanical lift device and failed to ensure Physician-ordered fall interventions were implemented.” A review of the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated the resident “exhibited severe cognitive impairment and was totally dependent on two staff persons for transfers. She was to be transferred via a Hoyer or mechanical lift.”
A review of the resident’s Progress Notes indicated that the resident was “observed lying on the floor on her back on a Hoyer lift pad. The nurse assistant explained that while they were lifting the resident in the Hoyer lift to transfer her to the bed, three straps tore apart and the resident fell to the floor.”
The facility “failed to follow the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines” for testing resident’s blood sugar levels. Specifically, the nursing home “failed to ensure the glucometer (the machine to obtain a blood sugar level) was cleaned as indicated in the best practice guidelines and facility policy to prevent the spread of infection.”
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