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Information & Ratings on Crystal Care Center of Portsmouth Nursing Home, Portsmouth, Ohio
Lawyers for Abused & Injured at Crystal Care Center of Portsmouth Nursing Home
Many families have limited options when providing care to a loved one who requires outside nursing assistance. Typically, the family will choose to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure they receive the best care possible. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect are serious problems in nursing homes across the United States.
If your loved one was victimized through neglect, mistreatment or abuse while living in a Scioto County nursing facility, contact the Ohio Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for your harm rightfully accountable.
Crystal Care Center of Portsmouth Nursing Home
This nursing center is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Portsmouth and Scioto County, Ohio. The 25-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
1319 Spring Street
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Crystal Care Center of Portsmouth Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Crystal Care Center of Portsmouth Nursing Home offers other services. These services include wound care, nutritional care, cardiac rehab, stroke rehab, and orthopedic rehabilitation.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Ohio and the federal government have the legal obligation to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the home has violated established nursing home regulations.
The nursing home also received eleven 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.
Portsmouth Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Ohio Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and one 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 November 8, 2017
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident’s Drug Regimen Is Free from Unnecessary Medications – citation #F3298 November 8, 2017
- Failure to Keep All Essential Equipment Working Safely – citation #F456 date November 8, 2018
According to surveyors, the facility “failed to notify [the resident’s] responsible party or Physician of a change in the resident’s condition in the area of weight loss.” This deficient practice “affected one of three residents reviewed for weight loss.”
The resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment “indicated the resident did not have a significant weight loss and coded her weight of 120 pounds.” However, a review of the resident’s Monthly Physician’s Orders revealed the resident’s weight as 119.6 pounds on October 5, 2017, and 108.8 pounds on November 3, 2017, “indicating a 10.8 pounds weight loss.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s Medical Records that “failed to provide documented evidence that the resident’s family or Physician was notified of the 10.8 pounds weight loss.” The Director of Nursing verified, “the resident’s family or Physician was not notified of the 10.8 pounds weight loss.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure appropriate rationale for the use of [antipsychotic and antidepressant medications].”
The investigation involved a resident with a severe cognitive defect who had “symptoms of depression, rejected care, and she received an antipsychotic and antidepressant medication.” The investigators interviewed a Registered Nurse (RN) who verified that “the resident did not have an appropriate rationale for the use of antipsychotic medication.”
The nursing home “failed to maintain [a resident’s] equipment in good repair.” The surveyors observed the resident’s “lap tray that revealed exposed foam, crack plastic and peeling black ‘Gorilla’ tape on it.”
In a separate summary statement dated August 13, 2018, the facility “failed to ensure the facility dryer was in proper working order. This [deficient practice] affected all 23 residents residing in the facility.”
The survey team observed a laundry room area that “revealed a commercial dryer with a sign taped to the front of it stating it was out of order.” The survey team interviewed the Environmental Director who revealed that “the dryer is not functioning properly as it is getting too hot.”
The Director of Nursing revealed that “the facility will be getting a new dryer due to the current dryer not functioning properly.” This facility “substantiates Master Complaint Number OH 561.”
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