Information & Ratings on Darlington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Toledo, Ohio
Many families have no other option than to place a loved one into compassionate care and a safe environment to receive medical care and hygiene assistance. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities in Ohio and been cited by the federal and state governments for violating rules and regulations involving neglect and abuse.
If your loved one was harmed while residing in a Lucas County nursing facility, contact the Ohio Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you are adequately compensated for your financial damages.Darlington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (a.k.a. Park Terrace)
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio. The 99-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
2735 Darlington Rd
Toledo, Ohio 43606
Darlington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Darlington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers additional focused care. These services include pain management, stroke rehab, cardiac care, and neurological rehab, contracture management, intermediate care, and rehabilitative care including speech, occupational and physical therapies.
Ohio nursing home regulators and federal inspectors have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home identified as violating rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. Typically, these penalties include monetary fines and denial for payment of medical services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Darlington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for $9,425 on September 26, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home also received twelve complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.Toledo Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and Ohio Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation #F157 date November 16, 2017
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date November 16, 2017
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date November 13, 2018
The facility “failed to notify the Physician after a fall. This [deficient practice] affected one resident reviewed for accidents. The facility [noted] thirty-six residents identified by the facility sustaining a fall and last three months.”
In one incident, a severely, cognitively impaired resident “was found on the floor and told the staff member that another resident pushed him out of his bed, claiming it was his bed.” A review of the facility’s Nursing Progress Note revealed that the resident “was yelling for help from his room and a staff member found him lying on the edge of the bed and rolled to the floor.”
During the incident, the resident was not injured. However, a review of the Fall Risk Assessments and Nursing Progress Notes involving two fall events “revealed no documentation a Physician notification.”
The nursing home “failed to adequately investigate and report allegations of resident-to-resident abuse.” A review of the resident’s Late Entry Progress Note revealed the resident “was found the floor and told a staff member another resident had pushed him out of his bed.”
While there were observations made of the two residents involved in the altercation the facility never reported the incident to the State Agency according to law. The surveyors interviewed the Unit Manager who stated that “she was aware of the incident” saying that one resident was the alleged perpetrator who pushed the other resident out of bed.
The facility Administrator verified that no self-report was submitted to the State agency as required.
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure infection control procedures were implemented when facility staff failed to use proper handwashing during medication administration, and [when] passing out meal trays.”
In one incident, and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “did not wash her hands or use hand sanitizer [before] donning gloves and attempting to obtain [the resident’s] blood glucose reading. No blood specimen could be obtained from the first attempt.” The LPN left the room, unlocked the medication cart, returned to the resident and obtain the blood glucose specimen without ever removing her gloves, washing her hands or using hand sanitizer.
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