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Information & Ratings on Covington Care Center, Covington, Ohio
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Covington Care Center
This nursing facility is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Covington and Miami County, Ohio. The 100-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
75 Mote Drive
Covington, Ohio 45318
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Covington Care Center offers other services which include hospice care and physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators from the federal government and Ohio penalize caregiving facilities identified with severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations by withholding payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines.
Over the last thirty-six months, Medicare denied payment on July 23, 2018, due to a lack of quality care. During this time, the nursing home also received three complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations.
Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.
Covington Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Ohio and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Responsible Party of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F157 date June 28, 2017
- Failure to Ensure That a Nursing Home Area Remained Free from Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Accidents – citation #F689 date July 23, 2018
The nursing home “failed to notify the resident’s family and Physician of an allegation of abuse.” A review of the resident’s Nurse’s Notes between May 2, 2017, in June 20, 2017 “revealed there were just two notes.” One note indicated that there were “no signs or symptoms of distress.”
However, the nursing note dated June 21, 2017, at noon noted that “Hospice was in to visit the resident. There was no documentation the family or Physician was notified of an allegation of sexual abuse” occurring on that day.
Additionally, “there was no documentation of an investigation of alleged sexual abuse or that the allegation was being investigated and reported.” The incident in question involved observations by a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who verified “she was the nurse on the night of June 21, 2017. At about 10:00 PM, a State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) reported to her she saw [one resident] and another resident’s room with his hands in her pants.”
At that time, the STNA removed the sexually aggressive resident’s “from the area and then reported [it]” to a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to ensure a resident who was at risk for falls receive continuous supervision while in the shower.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff “resulted in actual harm to [the resident] who fell from a shower chair while unsupervised” and sustained a fracture to the femur. The resident had to be transferred to the hospital for additional care.
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Nurse’s Notes that revealed the resident “was in the shower when she slid out of the shower chair onto her knees.” The nursing staff observed the resident “with her legs turned outward. The resident’s range of motion was assessed of the resident complained of pain to her right knee. The Physician was notified, and orders were received to transfer the resident to the emergency room for evaluation and treatment.”
Subsequent Nurse’s Notes revealed “the hospital called and indicated [that the resident] was being transferred to a higher level of care hospital due to a fracture.” The hospital emergency records indicated that the resident “arrived at the emergency room with complaints of right knee pain [stating] she actually slipped while getting out of her shower chair.”
The surveyors reviewed the State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) personnel records revealing “a warning form dated July 18, 2018 [that documented] she was the only STNA on the floor, the nurse was busy and [the STNA] went to get a bath blanket.” The STNA “indicated she was alone in what else could she have done” when the accident occurred.
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