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Information & Ratings on Crystal Care Center of Franklin Furnace Nursing Center, Franklin Furnace, Ohio
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Many of the problems associated with mistreatment occurring in assisted-living facilities in nursing homes are the result of a lack of trained personnel, minimal supervision or understaffing. In these incidents, the needs of the residents are often ignored, they suffer serious injuries from a fall, or develop life-threatening bedsores. Other residents wander away from the facility due to a lack of supervision; as mentioned in the citation below.
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Crystal Care Center of Franklin Furnace Nursing Center
This facility is a "for profit" 30-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of Franklin Furnace and Scioto County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
4734 Gallia Pike
Franklin Furnace, Ohio 45629
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of Ohio can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Crystal Care Center of Franklin Furnace Nursing Center for $10,400 on March 23, 2016, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on January 29, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home also received sixteen complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.
Franklin Furnace Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Ohio Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
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 Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Responsible Party of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F580 date October 11, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to immediately notify a resident’s representative of a fall and a second resident’s representative and Physician of the skin tear to the elbow.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff affected two residents.
One incident involved a resident whose son was her legal guardian. The Nurse’s Progress Note revealed that the Director of Nursing documented, the Physician was notified [of the resident] obtaining a skin tear to the right elbow during a Hoyer lift transfer.”
The document reveals that “orders were obtained to cleanse the skin tear with normal saline, apply antibiotic ointment, and apply an occlusive dressing every three days until healed. The note further stated the [resident’s] power of attorney was aware. The note did not indicate the injury occurred on a day other than September 28, 2018.”
The report shows that the son was notified at 5:38 PM on September 28, 2018, and that the incident report “did not indicate the injury occurred on a day other than September 28, 2018.”
However, during an interview with the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), it was revealed that the resident experienced the skin tear to the right elbow in an incident that “occurred on September 26, 2018” two days earlier than reported. The LPN stated that “she was in the room when it occurred.”
A State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) also documented that she was in the room at the time that the skin tear occurred in stated that it was “either September 26, 2018 or September 27, 2018. However, a review of the staff schedule revealed [that the STNA] worked on September 26, 2018 but did not work on September 27, 2018.”
The investigators interviewed the Director of Nursing on October 9, 2017, who revealed that the STNA “reported the skin tear to her right elbow after it happened, but [the Director] forgot to document it. She further stated the resident’s guardian was not notified of the incident until” three days later. The Director stated that the resident’s doctor was notified on September 28, 2018, two days after the accident had occurred in violation of state and federal laws.
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