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Information & Ratings on Covington Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, East Palestine, Ohio
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Covington Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a 65-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of East Palestine and Columbiana County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
100 Covington Drive
East Palestine, Ohio 44413
Covington Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Covington Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. These services include wound care, pain management, IV (intravenous) therapy, trachea care, respiratory services, chest drainage systems, palliative care, peritoneal dialysis, and assistance with daily personal care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
State and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home cited for serious violations of regulations and rules. These penalties include levying monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Covington Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $41,022 fine on March 13, 2018, and a $6,500 fine on May 04, 2017, for a total of $47,522.
The nursing home also received five complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.
East Palestine Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Ohio and federal government regularly updates their long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores – citation #F686 date June 2, 2018
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Prevention and Control Program – citation #F880 date June 6, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to implement a Physician’s orders [involving] three residents reviewed for pressure ulcers.” The survey team reviewed the resident’s Medical Records and Physician’s orders written: “for bilateral heel protectors on at all times while up in a wheelchair.”
The resident was documented as having “a pressure ulcer on her coccyx which measured 2.0 cm x 1.9 cm x 0.5 cm.” Observation revealed that the resident had very limited mobility and was sitting in “her motorized wheelchair with no heel protectors applied.”
The surveyors interviewed the resident’s sister who stated that the resident “had heel protectors in her room that she was supposed to wear during the night.” The resident’s “sister stated she only visited “the resident] during the day and had not seen heel protectors applied [indicating that] she was not aware whether [her sister] was supposed to wear if your protectors during the day while she was up in the wheelchair.”
During an interview with a State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA), it was revealed that the resident “did not reject care.” The STNA stated that the resident “wore heel protectors in bed but did not wear the heel protectors while in the chair” which was against Physician’s orders.
The nursing home did not “ensure isolation precautions were implemented as ordered. This [deficient practice] had the potential to affect all fifty-four facility residents.
A review of the resident’s medical record revealed that the resident “was treated in another urine culture was obtained on April 9, 2018. Preliminary your and culture results [to lays later] indicated the urine was positive for ESBL (Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases, which are a type of enzyme or chemical produced by bacteria).”
The resident received a Physician’s orders for medical treatment and was to “repeat urinalysis and urine culture after the antibiotic was finished only if [the resident] was symptomatic.” Three days later, the results of the resident’s final urine culture show the resident had a greater than 100,000 colony forming units per milliliter - Escherichia coli [E. coli] with multiple drug resistance.”
The resident was hospitalized for urinary tract infection and metabolic conditions. The resident was transferred “to the hospital emergency room for evaluation of other serious conditions and treatment.”
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