Cincinnati, OH Nursing Home Ratings

Overall Rating of 112 Nursing Homes
    Rating: 5 out of 5 (29) Much above average
    Rating: 4 out of 5 (24) Above average
    Rating: 3 out of 5 (16) Average
    Rating: 2 out of 5 (28) Below average
    Rating: 1 out of 5 (15) Much below average
August 2018

Cincinnati Ohio Nursing Home Abuse AttorneyOut of the more than 298,000 citizens that reside within the city limits of Cincinnati, Ohio, more than 30,000 our senior citizens. That high number of elderly residents more than doubles when including the surrounding community, suburbs and towns north and south of the Ohio River. In recent years, the population of individuals 65 years and older in the Cincinnati area has risen substantially, increasing the need for additional nursing facilities, assisted living homes and rehabilitation centers to meet the needs of the community. Unfortunately, the rising demand for more nursing care has coincided with the rise of abuse, mistreatment and neglect of elder nursing home residents.

Medicare releases publicly available information each month on all nursing homes in Cincinnati, Ohio based on the data collected through inspections, investigations and surveys. Currently, the national database reveals that inspectors detected serious violations and deficiencies at forty-three (38%) of the 112 Cincinnati nursing facilities that resulted in preventable injuries. If your loved one was harmed, mistreated, abused or died unexpectedly from neglect while living at a nursing home in Ohio, your family must protect their rights for justice. We invite you to contact the Cincinnati nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center (800-926-7565) today. Schedule a free case review and let us discuss your legal options for obtaining monetary recovery to ensure you are compensated for your damages.

Cincinnati Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns

The Cincinnati nursing home neglect attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center LLC serve as legal advocates to every nursing home resident in southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky. Our team of dedicated elder abuse lawyers ensure that the rights of all residents are protected statewide by taking immediate legal action to stop abuse while building a case for financial recompense to cover the victim’s damages. In addition, we publish publicly available data on many nursing homes within the Cincinnati community to be used by families who face the undesired position of placing health and hygiene requirements of a loved one in the hands of medical professionals.

Comparing Cincinnati Area Nursing Facilities

The list below contains data on nursing facilities in the Cincinnati area that provide less than acceptable standards of care. These facilities currently maintain only one or two stars out of a five-star system posted on the Medicare.gov comparative tool website. Our Cincinnati elder abuse law firm recognizes that many of these facilities have ongoing problems in providing a safe or sanitary environment to their residents. We have listed below some of the primary concerns that should be considered by families and individuals who require skilled care.

Information on Ohio Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence Lawsuits

Our attorneys have compiled data from settlements and jury verdicts across Ohio to give you an idea as to how cases are valued. Learn more about the cases below:

Birchwood Care Center
4070 Hamilton Mason Road
Hamilton, Oh 45011
(513) 868-3300

A “For-Profit” 75-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Physical Abuse at the Hands of Caregivers

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 09/24/2015, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to ensure resident was protected from physical and verbal abuse by an outside Hospice agency staff member.” This deficient action “resulted in Immediate Jeopardy for [two residents] who are physically and verbally abused by a Hospice agency staff member.” The complaint investigation is in response to a Hospice State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) who put “a soapy washcloth onto [the resident] face and mouth and verbally abuse her by calling her a [***] and a whore when she became agitated and resisted care during a shower. [The Hospice STNA] was then witnessed by [2 facility staff STNAs] to

physically and verbally abuse [the resident] by saying if you don’t quit fighting, I will cut

you up during a shower on 08/16/15 when he tightly held the resident’s head and roughly

shaved him after the resident had refused to be shaved. As a result, [the resident] sustained

nicks and was bleeding after the incident.”

The deficient practice of allowing a Hospice STNA to physically abuse a resident directly violates policies adopted by the facility and state and federal regulations established by regulatory agencies. In addition, the failure to provide an environment free of physical abuse might be considered negligence, abuse or mistreatment under the law.

Glencare Center
3627 Harvey Avenue
Cincinnati, Oh 45229
(513) 961-8881

A “For-Profit” 7-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure of the Medical Staff to Follow a Plan of Care That Could Jeopardize the Health and Well-Being of the Resident

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/01/2015, a notation was made by a state investigator during an annual licensure and certification survey concerning the facility’s failure “to assess the resident’s [medical treatment] fistula as ordered.” This deficient action directly affected one resident at the facility who received medical treatment “via an arterioventricular fistula.” The deficient practice was noted after a review of the facility’s progress notes for a resident dating 03/22/2015 through 06/30/2015, indicating there was “no documentation for any assessment of the [medical treatment] fistula, physical stability for [the medical treatment], or communication of the [medical treatment] staff.” The licensed practical nurse on duty stated “neither she nor the other facility nurses assessed [the resident’s] arteriovenous for bruit and thrill every shift, as ordered.”

The failure to follow physician’s orders and a plan of care directly violates federal and state regulations and the policies adopted by the facility. The deficient action or lack of action could be considered negligence or mistreatment of the resident at the facility.

Horizon Post-Acute Care
3889 East Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, Oh 45236
(513) 793-5222

A “For-Profit” 162-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Follow Protocols to Prevent the Spread of Infection throughout the Facility

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 02/25/2015, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to have a cleaning agent to kill Clostridium difficile” on hand within the facility to be used by the staff. This deficient practice “had the potential to affect all 40 residents who resided in one of six units in the facility.” The complaint investigation was initiated after the deficient action was observed when a housecleaner was “cleaning on two West units [… and] none of the labels on any of the cleaning supplies stated the product killed Clostridium difficile out (C-diff). [The housekeeper] stated the cleaning supplies she had on the housekeeping cart and the clean solutions in dispensers in the housekeeping area was all the facility had and what they used to clean the facility. [The housekeeper] stated the cleaning supplies were used in all resident’s rooms even if the resident was in isolation.”

A failure to follow protocols to ensure the spread of infection throughout the facility is minimized might be considered negligence because it directly violates state and federal regulations.

Indianspring Of Oakley
4900 Babson Place
Cincinnati, Oh 45227
(513) 561-2600

A “For-Profit” 144-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Follow Protocols and Using Heating Pads That Directly Harmed a Patient and a Failure to Notify the Physician of the Burns Caused by Extended Use

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/07/2015, a complaint investigation against the facility was opened because of its failure “to identify and remove a safety hazard (heating pad) from a moderate cognitively impaired resident until [a medical condition was] observed, and failed to provide immediate treatment to the burns.” These deficient practices placed the resident in Immediate Jeopardy who sustained [severe burns] to the left thigh extending to the top of the calf just below the knee.” The medical condition is the result of the heating pad being “placed and left turned on underneath the resident’s leg for over 12 hours.” The facility failed to notify the physician immediately of the [severe burns and] failed to provide immediate treatment to the burns.”

The Director of Nursing and other staff members “affirm that the nurses should have notified the physician and obtain treatment orders when the burn was first identified. They also stated part of the staff orientation includes training on hazardous electrical devices and they are instructed that heating pads or other electrical devices should not be used. They stated staff should have known to remove the item and notify nursing if they did not know if it was part of the treatment or if it had an approved tag they should have question the nurse.

Failure to follow protocols when using heating devices goes against established policies developed or adopted by the facility and violates federal and state regulations. These deficient practices could be considered mistreatment or negligence of the medical staff.

Parkside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
908 Symmes Road
Fairfield, Oh 45014
(513) 868-6500

A “For-Profit” 76-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide an Environment Free of the Spread of Infections

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 10/26/2015, a complaint investigation against the facility was opened for its failure “to ensure staff wash their hands while providing tracheotomy care to residents.” This deficient practice directly affected one resident at the facility who was “currently being treated with intravenous antibiotics for an infection of pseudomonas aeruginosa in her sputum.” The respiratory therapist on duty failed to follow sanitary protocols to minimize the spread of infection and contaminants and failed to wash his hands before exiting the room, increasing the potential of spreading infection to other areas of the facility.

The failure to follow established protocols and procedures violates state and federal regulations and is not the course of providing standards of care that have been established or adopted by the facility. The deficient action of the physical therapist and lack of training provided by his superiors might be considered mistreatment or negligence that could harm all residents in the facility requiring tracheotomy care.

The Residence at Salem Woods
6164 Salem Road
Cincinnati, Oh 45230
(513) 231-8292

A “For-Profit” 116-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars

1 star rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Unnecessary Restraints Not Ordered by the Resident’s Physician to Ensure Their Health and Safety

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 01/29/2015, a notation was made during an annual licensure and certification survey by a state investigator concerning the facility’s failure “to ensure residents had medical symptoms and were assessed for the use of physical restraints.” This deficient practice directly affected a resident at the facility who was identified with physical restraints. The investigators notation is in direct response to a review of their medical records indicating the resident experience falls on 01/08/2015 and 01/23/2015 both that were witnessed by staff members.

The first fall resulted “in a skin tear to the resident’s left elbow.” The investigator observed the resident on 1/27/2015 as the resident “was seated in a manual wheelchair with the rear releasing wide tan padded seat belt positioned across the resident’s anterior lower abdomen that extended behind the wheel chair and crossed and tied to the lower end of the anti-tipper rods.” However, “there was no documentation in the medical record of any restraint assessment for the resident.”

During an interview with the licensed practical nurse, it was stated that the resident “could not remove the rear releasing restraint. The [LPN] stated that the rear releasing seatbelt device was a physical restraint for the resident [… and] confirmed there was no assessment completed for the resident’s physical restraint.”

The failure to follow protocols on using physical restraints is in direct violation with state and federal regulations and removes the dignity and respect the resident deserves. In addition, the deficient action might be considered mistreatment or abuse under the law.

Hyde Park Health Center
4001 Rosslyn Drive
Cincinnati, Oh 45209
(513) 272-0600

A “For-Profit” 190-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 2 out of 5 possible stars

2 stars rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide Adequate Fluids to Prevent Dehydration and Maintain the Resident’s Health

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 09/03/2015, a notation was made during an annual licensure and certification survey by a state investigator concerning the facility’s failure “to timely address a resident’s poor fluid consumption with an accompanying change in health status.” This deficient action directly harmed a resident at the facility when the resident “developed dehydration and required hospitalization for intravenous (IV) re-hydration.” The failure to follow protocols also indirectly affected 60 residents at the facility identified at risk for dehydration.

The state surveyor noted during a review that the facility failed to follow their own revised 02/01/2013 policy title Notification of Change providing procedures and protocol “to ensure resident, family physicians are informed of significant changes in condition that may alter care and/or treatment. The resident and physician and or family member will be notified of the following conditions: the resident’s physical, communicative, psychosocial, or functional status changes unexpectedly (significant weight loss, change in vital signs, brief loss of consciousness, etc.”.

Failure to follow established protocols within the facility violates federal and state regulations and could be considered mistreatment, neglect or abuse of the medical staff.

Scarlet Oaks Retirement Community
440 Lafayette Avenue
Cincinnati, Oh 45220
(513) 861-0400

A “For-Profit” 190-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 2 out of 5 possible stars

2 stars rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide Residents an Environment Free of Accident Hazards

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 05/06/2015, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to prevent and avoidable injury.” This deficient practice directly harmed one resident “who sustained a fractured during an improper transfer” and indirectly affected eight residents at the facility identified as requiring a medical lift device for transfer. The complaint investigation was initiated after concerns to a resident suffered injuries from an accident “caused during the improper transfer [by a STNA (state tested nursing aide)] and the transportation company driver on 04/15/2015 morning. However, they were not able to determine exactly how the injury occurred. The [Director of Nursing] also corroborated the injury could have been avoided, had [the resident] been transferred with a medical lift on the morning of 04/15/2015 as instructed in the Care Plan and the Nurses Aide’s information sheet.

The failure to follow protocols, procedures and established policies when transferring a patient directly violates state and federal regulations. The deficient practice of not following the care plan and information provided in the Nurses Aide’s Information sheet could be considered negligence of the nursing staff and others.

Woods Edge Pointe
1171 Towne Street
Cincinnati, Oh 45216
(513) 242-1360

A “For-Profit” 93-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 2 out of 5 possible stars

2 stars rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Provide Pain Medication Prior to Treating Existing Pressure Sores

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/10/2015, a notation was made by a state surveyor during an annual licensure and certification survey involving the facility’s failure “to ensure that cognitively impaired residents with pressure ulcers were medicated for pain prior to treatments being administered.” This deficient action caused direct and actual harm for two residents at the facility “who were not medicated for pain prior to the treatments of multiple pressure ulcers and exhibited signs of pain during the treatments.” In addition, it indirectly affected 29 other residents at the facility who “were identified as being on a pain management program.”

The notation was made after review and observation of an LPN “who is responsible for giving care to [a resident] and works regularly on this unit, revealed it is difficult to assess [that resident] for pain.” However, the LPN “stated the resident would moan or grimace if she was in pain. [The LPN] stated she has not given the resident any pain medication prior to any dressing changes or treatments completed for [the resident’s] pressure ulcer. [The LPN] stated if [the resident] had screamed out when the dressing was placed to the pressure ulcer, then she would conclude the resident was in pain.” A 04/10/2015 interview with the resident’s physician “confirmed that [the resident] may be in pain during the pressure ulcer treatments and staff should medicate the resident prior to the pressure ulcer treatments.”

Failure to provide an environment free of pain when treating pressure ulcers could be considered negligence, abuse or mistreatment by the medical team. This deficient action also violates protocols and procedures established by state and federal nursing home regulators.

Batavia Nursing Care Center
4000 Golden Age Drive
Batavia, Oh 45103
(513) 732-6500

A “For-Profit” 129-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare facility

Overall Rating – 2 out of 5 possible stars

2 stars rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Immediately Report Any Act of Abuse or Mistreatment of Residents

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/09/2015, a complaint investigation against the facility was opened for its failure “to timely report allegations of abuse to administration.” This deficient practice directly involves six incidences that were self-reported at the facility. The complaint investigation was opened after reviewing the facility’s 04/21/2015 self-reported incident (SRI) data that indicated a nurse reporting that another nurse “yelled at residents.” The reporting nurse “had concerns about the way [the other nurse] treated the residents when they work together on 04/16/2015. She did not report allegations of abuse to administration until 04/21/2015 because [the reporting nurse] reported she need time to think about it.”

In a separate incident, dated 06/23/2015, the SRI report sheet indicated that a STNA (State Tested Nurse Aide) reported that [the same allegedly abusive nurse involved in the first incident] became frustrated when administering medication to [a resident at the facility] and threw the medication against the wall.”

A review of the facility’s 10/18/2001 policy titled Abuse: Abuse Reporting “revealed any person witnessing or having knowledge of alleged violation involving abuse, neglect, misappropriation or injury of unknown origin of a resident has a responsibility to report the incident to the Administrator and Director of Nursing immediately.

Failing to report or investigate and act of alleged abuse, neglect or mistreatment of the facility’s residence is in direct violation was state and federal regulations. The ongoing deficient practices might be considered abuse or mistreatment in the eyes of the law.

Signs of Neglect and Abuse Occurring in a Nursing Facilities

The initial symptoms and signs of abuse and neglect in a nursing facility often start as a complaint, injury or unexpected condition that cannot be explained by the medical team as something normal or part of the aging process. Many of the cases handled by our Cincinnati nursing home lawyers involve signs of neglect and abuse such as fatigue, confusion, weight loss, loss of appetite, withdrawing from others or the development of a bedsore.

Any type of abuse or neglect is serious because no form of “mild abuse” exists. The staff may say that the loved one just requires minimal restraint to avoid wandering from the facility even though no physician as ordered restraints, or maybe that the resident is not behaving well so “appropriate” measures must be taken.

The most common types of physical abuse occur in silence and might be displayed as:

  • Unnecessary physical restraints
  • Unexplained bruises, cuts, wounds or welts
  • Overmedication
  • An unexplained injury
  • Noticeable signs of physical contact that involves beating, shaking, pushing or slapping

The most common types of neglect are different than physical abuse and might involve:

  • Facility-acquired bedsores
  • Malnutrition or dehydration
  • Infection
  • Unclean or unsanitary conditions
  • Lack of shelter, clothing, food or personal hygiene

If you suspect your loved one is a victim of neglect or abuse, or if the family’s rights have been violated in any way, it is crucial to seek immediate legal representation of a competent Cincinnati nursing home attorney. The nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center LLC can take immediate steps on your behalf to stop the unacceptable actions and build your case for financial recompense now. We urge you to make contact with our law offices today to schedule your free, no obligation case review by calling (800) 926-7565 now. All information shared with us remains confidential.

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