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Information & Ratings on Crystal Care of Coal Grove Nursing Center, Coal Grove, Ohio
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Crystal Care of Coal Grove Nursing Center
This nursing facility is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Coal Grove and Lawrence County, Ohio. The 57-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
813 ½ Marion Pike
Coal Grove, Ohio 45638
Crystal Care of Coal Grove Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Crystal Care of Coal Grove Nursing Center offers other services. These services include pastoral care, dementia care, and restorative care including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both Ohio and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The higher the monetary fine, the more serious the violation is likely to harm residents.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Crystal Care of Coal Grove Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include an $18,195 fine on November 18, 2016, and a $3,900 fine on July 14, 2016, for a total of $22,095.
The nursing home also received ten 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.
Coal Grove Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Ohio long-term care home from various online publically available sources including the OH Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one 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 Ensure That a Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Accidents – citation #F689 date September 26, 2018
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to ensure residents were provided adequate supervision and assistance devices to prevent accidents while smoking.” The deficient practice affected three of four residents observed smoking.”
The survey team observed one resident “sitting outside in the designated smoking area.” Two residents “were observed to be smoking.” A third resident “was sitting there but was not observed to be smoking at that time. None of the residents were wearing a smoking apron. There was no staff present while the resident smoked.”
The investigators interviewed a State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) who revealed “it is hit or miss if staff are with residents when they smoked. She confirmed there was no staff with residents who were currently smoking.”
In a separate incident, the surveyors reviewed a resident’s medical records and the nursing note. The documents revealed that “the resident was transferred to the dementia unit due to exit-seeking behaviors. It stated the resident continues to attempt to leave to go home.” The resident had a Physician’s orders to wear a wander guard bracelet on the ankle.”
A review of the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment and Secured Unit Assessment indicated “a trial off the secured unit was being done. However, the resident continued to have a Physician’s orders for a wander guard bracelet. A smoking assessment [stated that] the resident had a cognitive loss and required supervision while smoking. It stated the resident needed the facility to store their lighters and cigarettes.”
A nursing note stated that “the resident continues to go outside unsupervised to smoke and refuses to wear a smoked vest. The resident also has been falling asleep and dropping her cigarette all over her chest.”
The Director of Nursing confirmed that the resident’s “smoking assessment indicated he needed supervision with smoking.”
A Victim of Neglect at Crystal Care of Coal Grove Nursing Center? Contact Us Today for Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Crystal Care of Coal Grove Nursing Center? Contact the Ohio nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Lawrence County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Coal Grove.
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