Information & Ratings on Continuing Healthcare of Gahanna Nursing Center, Gahanna, Ohio
Families deciding to place a loved one into a nursing home are often overwhelmed at the thought that they will not receive the best care. Unfortunately, mistreatment occurs at many facilities nationwide, including in Ohio.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Franklin 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 financial compensation to recover your damages. All the necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Continuing Healthcare of Gahanna Nursing Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Gahanna and Franklin County, Ohio. The 94-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
167 North Stygler Road
Gahanna, Ohio 43230
Continuing Healthcare of Gahanna Nursing Center
It is a legal responsibility of state and federal investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a fine against Continuing Healthcare of Gahanna Nursing Center for $61,880 on March 10, 2016, citing substandard care.
The nursing home also received seventeen complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.Gahanna 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Prevention and Control Program – citation #F880 date February 23, 2018
- Failure to Implement Gradual Dose Reductions (GDR) and Non-Pharmacological Interventions Involving the Use of Psychotropic Medications – citation #F758 date December 6, 2018
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to ensure infection control procedures were followed for [a resident] who was in isolation precautions.” While this deficient practice affected one resident directly, it “had the potential to affect all forty-seven additional residents who resided on the second floor the facility.”
The state surveyor’s interview a Registered Nurse (RN) who revealed “the surveyor wanted to go in [the resident’s] room and speak with her, the surveyor would need to put on a gown and gloves. She paused for a moment, and then stated, ‘you probably do not need to put a mask on.’”
The survey team observed in State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) walking into the resident’s bedroom. “There were personal protective equipment (PPE) items hanging on the outside of the resident’s door for staff or visitors to use due to contact isolation precautions.”
At that time, the STNA “walked into the resident’s room without any PPE on. When she walked in the door, she [shut] the door and remained in the room for approximately one minute.” When the STNA “came out, she touched the door handle and shut the door.”
The nursing home “failed to provide appropriate justification for the use of [antipsychotic] medication.” This deficient practice affected one resident “reviewed for unnecessary medications. Also, the facility failed to provide appropriate oversight for the use of as needed [psychotropic] medications.”
One incident involved a significantly, cognitively impaired resident whose medical records revealed changes to doses and documented justifications for the use of psychotropic.
As a part of the investigation, the surveyors interviewed the Certified Nurse Practitioner (CMP) who revealed that he decided to “increase [the resident’s medication] due to verbal reports of the nursing staff that she was having [behaviors].”
The facility Director of Nursing confirmed that “there were only two documenting behaviors [for the resident] in the last thirty days [and confirmed] the documenting behaviors and the Electronic Progress Notes were all that they had documented, and they should do a better job of capturing the resident’s behaviors.”
The Director of Nursing also verified that the medication “as needed order was supposed to be for five doses only and was given seven times. The Director also verified that [the medication] as needed order was written for more than fourteen days and was a psychoactive antianxiety medication.
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