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Columbus Colony Elderly Care Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "nonprofit" center providing services to residents of Westerville and Franklin County, Ohio. The 150-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1150 Colony Drive
Westerville, Ohio 43081
Columbus Colony Elderly Care Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Columbus Colony Elderly Care Nursing Center offers other services. These services include long-term care, pain management, diabetes care, respite care, hospice, fracture recovery care, stroke recovery rehab, bariatric care, and restorative services including occupational, physical and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
State surveyors and federal investigators can penalize nursing homes by denying payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines if the facility has been cited for a serious violation of a regulation or rule that harmed or could have harmed patients.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Columbus Colony Elderly Care Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $20,964 fine on February 12, 2018, a $8,775 fine on August 23, 2017, and a $14,625 fine on March 02, 2017, for a total of $44,364.
During this time, Medicare denied payment on two occasions including on February 12, 2018, and March 02, 2017, due to a lack of quality care. The nursing home also received thirty-five complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.
Westerville Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and Ohio Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment and Report the Results of the Investigation a Proper Authorities – complaint #F609 date February 12, 2018
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Responsible Party of the Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F580 date March 13, 2018
The “facility failed to ensure an allegation of misappropriation of narcotic medication involving [the resident] was reported to the Administrator and local/state agencies as required.” The incident involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who had “two or more falls with no injuries and one fall with a minor injury.” The resident’s Nursing Note revealed a State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) reported “the resident was complaining of pain” and medication was given.
The resident underwent an x-ray that revealed a comminuted intertrochanteric fracture. The resident was prescribed to bottles of liquid narcotic medication. A Registered Nurse (RN) was attempting to withdraw the medication using a syringe from the bottle but “thought she was pulling up air.”
The Director of Nursing verified that “she had not contacted the pharmacist to consult/discuss whether [the resident’s medication] was tampered with.”
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure [a resident’s] Physician was notified of follow-up laboratory testing that needed to be completed after a hospital visit.” The incident involved a resident who received “antipsychotic, antianxiety and antidepressant medications.”
The surveyors reviewed the Hospital Discharge Summary that revealed: “the resident had a low white blood cell count and to follow-up with Primary Care Physician within a week to recheck CBC (Complete Blood Count) and consider potential causes, particularly adverse medication effects.”
During a review of laboratory test that had been completed between January 3, 2018 and February 13, 2018, revealed: “no lab draws were completed until February 13, 2018.” The surveyors interviewed the resident’s Primary Care Physician who revealed: “he had not been updated on the low white blood cell count or recommendation made on the hospital discharge summary to repeat a CBC in one week.”
The doctor stated that “if he had known of the recommendation, he would have ordered the CBC the following week.” The Director of Nursing at the facility verify that the resident’s “Physician had not been updated on the recommendation made from the hospital dated January 3, 2018, for a repeat Complete Blood Count” and verified that the CBC “was not drawn for [the resident] until February 13, 2018.”
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